Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Giants MVP - DVR

The NFL season has only just begun, but already my MVP is the DVR. The DVR allowed me to watch today's Giants game at my own pace, which meant watching the first three series, turning on the grill, watching a series, cooking on the grill, watching a few series, eating dinner in the backyard with the family, watching the game until half time, then a short bike ride with Jess, followed by another series and a longer bike ride with Jess - you get the picture. Prior to getting a DVR, my options were to try and tape the game on the VCR and just pick it up from the beginning when it was over; usually I would turn on the game in the middle of the third quarter because I either had a) the opportunity to do so or b) I couldn't wait any longer to see what the heck was happening.

I love spending time with the girls on the weekend, and thanks to my MVP DVR, I can do so and still follow Big Blue, even if it's 45 minutes to 2 hours behind everybody else.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Car Talk

I was driving around with the girls today, and these were some of the discussions we had:

1. Shirtless men: Every time we pass a guy on the street without a shirt both girls will yell out "shirtless man." Today we passed a guy that was probably in his mid-twenties, which Stef said was "old." I replied that mid-twenties is not that old; she clarified her statement by saying he was older than most of the shirtless men she sees, but that he was young enough to still be trying to figure out what to do with his life.

2. U2: I hate the new U2 CD, despite giving it a couple listens. The girls actually laugh when the song "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" comes on. They think it's a dumb title and it doesn't make any sense. Usually I defend the music I listen to, but on this one I have to agree. How can the guy who wrote "One" write such a lame song. But they do love to talk about how dumb that song title is.

3. "Ten Minutes": The girls have yet to realize this, but any question they ask me involving time is generally answered by me with "ten minutes." Examples: How much longer until we get there? How long have we been in the car? When is this movie going to start? When is your football game going to be over? When are we going to Funtime Junction? When will mommy be home? When are you going to take us outside? Jess asked me today when we would get to my mom's house, which I replied "ten minutes", knowing full well we were about 13 minutes away.