Friday, May 30, 2008

The best invention EVER!!!

Ok, seriously... TIVO is the best invention EVER and I'm not kidding! I love it!!

Tivo allows you to watch whatever you want to watch, whenever you want to watch it! Without commercials even!! And Tivo is smart... once it figures out what types of shows you like to watch, it will tape suggestions for you! Oh man... my Tivo is so smart!

We have two Tivo boxes. One in the family room, one in our bedroom. We have the family room Tivo set up to tape shows that the family watches together or things (like cartoons, Hannah Montana, professional soccer games, etc.) that just the kids watch. Our bedroom Tivo is set up to tape the shows that we love to watch together (Prison Break, ER, etc.) or shows that I watch (Top Chef, Law and Orders, etc.).

We set up Season Passes for the shows that we don't want to miss. That way, whenever they are on... whether the start time is different, or the show is on a different day, we don't miss an episode. This works especially good for shows that are on 'break...' this way we don't have to re-train ourselves to catch the episodes when they return.

We have also set up Tivo to be connected to our home network which affords us all sorts of added bonuses... including the capability of setting up Tivo from any computer. So... if we are out of town and decide that we want a particular show taped (that isn't already set up to tape through a Season Pass) we can go online and set it up to tape! COOL!!

Also, we can watch a slide show directly on our TV of any of our photographs from our home computers. Super COOL! I use this when we have family parties... I have Tivo loop through a designated directory of photos for a background slide show throughout the party!

If I'm interested in watching movies that star Doris Day, I can set up a pass to automatically tape all shows that she is in! Or if I am looking for a particular show, but can't remember the name, I can do a search through Tivo using any of the information that I do have. Like a theme of the show, or an actor's name. Oh, and Tivo knows (I told it) what channels I receive so it doesn't suggest shows that are on channels that I don't receive. I can also block any channels that I don't want shows taped from... like MTV, or the Spanish stations, etc.

For more information about Tivo, or to read a more 'refined' description of what Tivo really is, click here.

It's Sandal Time!!!

I believe it is impossible to have too many sandals, especially flip flops!! I wear them pretty much year round and LOVE a good, quality pair! Born Shoes are probably my all-time favorite!! Here are three new styles that I hope to add to my collection before too long!

To see the entire collection of Born Shoes (and PURSES!!) click here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Copy-Cat Blog

I am not starting this blog for any profound reason... it is just another place to document things that I've discovered to be fun, exciting, interesting, unique... whatever! And seriously, if one blog is so much fun... then surely two blogs will be double the fun! Right?

I'm copying my friend Justina. She has a blog of her favorite things and I love it... so I'm copying it! To see her blog, click here.