Thursday, February 21, 2013

I'm a Commercial Snob.

I don't usually watch commercials. In fact, I'm a commercial snob. But one night, we caught the Directv Genie commercial.  Record 5 shows at once?  Hells to the yeah!!! 

I dialed them right up, explained I'm interested in the Genie, and the operator asked, "You mean the box, not the girl, right?" HA! I told her I'm all set with the girl, but thanks for asking.  My husband, however, wondered how much extra per month that would be...More than you know, honey, more than you know. 

Sadly, for the low price of $299, we could record 5 shows. Ummmm, no thanks. I'll juggle my 2 shows, recordings and glares from my family as I check that everything is set to record "just for a quick second," as they watch ANOTHER episode of Pawn Stars in a teeny box in the upper lefthand corner of the screen. Heh.

So instead of the Genie or the girl, we opted for the promo package of HBO/STARZ/SHO, etc. I was all caught up on season 2 of Homeland that night (Go Carrie!). Woot. And we're usually pretty good about grabbing movies from Redbox when they come out ($1.26, love it!), but apparently we skipped a few, cuz we have watched and enjoyed The Descendents, The Lucky One, and Battleship. 

Not to mention the 1991 version of Robin Hood--with super young Kevin Costner and Christian Slater. (Yum.) And since I've already had sexual relations with Kevin, it was only right to share this movie with my many men.  I couldn't help but laugh at the hair and horrible punch lines... how lucky for my family that I turned as many scenes into a musical as possible?! "Search your heart, search your soulllllllllllllllllllll!" I crooned.  They loved it.  My best moment was when Kev (we're tight) went to swing on the rope but *gasp* it was on fire, so I let him know, to the tune of Alicia Keys new song: "That rope is on fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire!"

As I searched for the commercial above to embed it on this post, the boys heard the guy yell after the turtle bit his finger and they came running: "We want to watch the sheep video again, too, Mom!"  So please excuse me while I indulge them for the 47th-ish time...

"Goats yelling like humans"



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