Things have been pretty quiet over at Chez Ksam lately. Not too much to blog about. And my work trips keep getting pushed back, which has meant for a lot of twiddling of thumbs around here. Luckily I have my new slingbox to keep me busy.
The slingbox has had us living in a mini-US bubble. I watch the Today Show while waking up in the morning. I have seen the horrors of "Toddlers and Tiaras" first-hand (see below). We can watch Jay Leno before going to bed at night. C can recite the current specials at Red Lobster by heart. Which is his favorite restaurant by the way. "You can get a seafood platter for two for only $29.99. And they give you unlimited rolls! Cheddar & garlic rolls! It's the best thing ever! (Except for you)." Gee, thanks dear.
Because my mom lives in the middle of nowhere & has a fairly slow internet connection, the quality isn't perfect, but it's good enough for me. So thanks to everyone who gave me advice during the purchase/set-up of the slingbox. It's been well worth it, especially since we also added a DVR that lets us record shows and then watch them later.
In case anyone is wondering about the costs - we purchased the Slingbox Solo off of Amazon for about $150. In addition, we also bought two Slinglink Tubos for $70 (in order to allow my mom's internet to go through her electrical system). Those are the fixed costs - on top of that, my mom's cable plan will charge us about $15/mo for the DVR rental & service. So it's not cheap, but it's been really nice to not have to download TV shows and have them take up space on my laptop (or worry about viruses), plus it's also good for C's English.
And as promised above, here is everything that's wrong with America:
And then there is this.....there are just no words to describe this:
Methinks someone needs a little visit from Super Nanny.