Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yep, it's true

I have the National Geographic channel! You have no idea how thrilled I was to discover that late one night. It has always been a favorite channel of mine, but after switching from DirectTv to DishNetwork I lost the channel in the "cheaper" package. I was tempted to upgrade, but it just wasn't worth the extra dollars for the one channel. There was nothing else of interest to me. This channel takes me back to my childhood. I remember sitting in the basement going through the bookshelves of carefully placed magazines. I loved them. I still love them. When I discovered the channel it was like having all of my favorites wrapped up in one. A wee bit of Animal Planet, Discovery, History Channel; heaven for me. Now it is called "Gnat Gee-oh." Ewwwww. How sad. It is almost enough for me to turn it off. Almost. In the past two days I have watched theories on Stonehenge and the sinking of the Titanic. I've watched research studies being done on the Blue Whale and the Great White Shark. I even got to see footage of a head shrinking and the reaction of current tribal members as they watched the footage that was filmed in the 40s. I am really hoping that this is not one of those "preview" things that happen every month. Where they give you a taste of a few channels that you could have in an upgrade. If it is I will slowly repeat to myself, several times a day "Gnat Gee Oh." After which I will sigh and turn off the TV and get back to my previous state of dislike of the television. My life is so darned simple.



Lori Thornbrue said...

We don't have a working 'tv'....so just before going to bed, Steve and I sit in front of the computer and watch one episode of Adam-12....or Emergency on Hulu. That gives us 30 minutes of 1970's mind numbing TV, a bit of a relax, and a few minutes to sit down together. :)

2Grandmas2 said...

When I was in Idaho last month there was a channel that I got in the trailer that gave me Adam-12 and Emergency. I had such a crush on Johnny way back when. It was quite fun to watch. Those were the days, eh?