Wednesday, January 02, 2013

In Sickness & Technology

Okay, so some of you may know about my weird hobby of turning people's old clothes into quilts.  People ask me all the time, how do you sit for hours and just sew?  Here's the secret:  My laptop is always streaming something.

Over the summer I went through nine seasons of Grey's Anatomy.  This fall I got completely caught up on Private Practice (Grey's is much better but the clothes on PP are to die).

Some old favorites I keep going back to: Doc Martin, McLeod's Daughters, Slings & Arrows, Downton Abbey (obvs), Everwood, Vicar of Dibley, Lost, and Gilmore Girls.

I'm a creature of habit.  Totally can't help it.  However, I am super pumped to start the show that predates Veep.  It's called The Thick Of It and it's streaming on imdb and I've heard awesome things about it.

Since I'm on a media tear, I can tell you that over Christmas break I came down with a 48 hour bug.  Between bouts of shivering uncontrollably and sweating through my clothes, the constant lower back pain and the inability to will myself to move, I kept thinking how wonderful it is that I'm 36 and not 6.

When I was six Al Gore hadn't invented the internet yet.  When I was six there were no smart phones.  When I was six I had no ipod.  I lay in bed, languishing, unable to entertain myself, completely focused on how miserable I was.

Nowadays when I'm sick I can listen to hours of audio books while I play solitaire on my phone.  Neither requires much movement and I can do them both from under two quilts and a bathrobe while I moan that I hate everyone and could someone get me a glass of water.

Technology rules.  And I'm really happy to report that even though I'm feeling much better, the streaming of movies and tv shows will never be over.

P.S. Major props to the hubs for the sickbed care.  He's a rock star.

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