Guest blogger Gina: When he gave me TiVo for Christmas 5 years ago I told my then boyfriend not to expect the same crying-with-joy reaction when he proposed. True to my word, I didn't cry when I got that ring, but getting my DVR remains one of the most pivotal moments in my life.
The other day while I was sitting in traffic on my way home from work, I started playing my own solitary game of "Which Would You Rather?" It started because I was thinking about how excited I was to see my husband that night and, not a split second later, I forgot about him and became even more excited that "Grey's Anatomy" was premiering.
I can't imagine that I'd ever have to really choose, but I started thinking that if it really came down to it, could I give up my TV shows for my husband? If I was faced with choice of divorcing my husband or NEVER watching TV again, I think I'd choose TV. Besides the obvious reasons like it would be almost impossible to function socially in society without watching the news or shows, here are some other reasons:
1.) When I want something done, I only have to tell TiVo once.
2.) TiVo doesn't say, "That kind of romance only happens in Hollywood."
3.) I can fast forward the boring parts.
4.) It comes with directions.
5.) I can pick and choose what I see and when I want to see it.
6.) TiVo doesn't judge me when I watch "Making The Band 4" or "The Hills" -- although sometimes it misses the end of the episodes. What's with MTV's scheduling?
7.) It plans ahead.
8.) It's always on time.
9.) No matter how many times you see him, that little TiVo guy still looks cute.
10.) Every few years I get to trade it in for a better model.