This new Fibe tv thingy we bundled with internet service is ridiculous. I mean, there are thousands of channels (free for two months, then we’ll go back to the basic package). So now if I want to watch any given channel I have to consult a freaking spreadsheet. Example: Food Network is channel 1603… I gotta type in four digits for crying out loud!
If I get tired of the Pioneer Woman or Valerie or whatever else they show on the Food Network, and I want to watch Gusto, or AMC or whatever, I have to type in another several new digits. After scanning a spreadsheet, or the online guide that you can search with the remote.
I’ll say it again: there are thousands of channels…it’s…cumbersome.
Even if I click ‘last’ to take me back to the first channel up comes some menu item which I then have to scan and search.
Here’s the thing. I usually watch about 4 channels on any given day as background while I do my stuff if/when I’m home. Usually a cooking show, or the Weather Network. I have this stuff on mute so I can simultaneously listen to music (but I activate the cc so I can read if I happen to actually watch something on tv).
Talk about over-stimulation. (Sometimes, I turn the tv off. Don’t @ me.) 🙂
Anyway…one day I was too tired to look through the stupid spreadsheet to find some specific channel so I just started flicking around. I found Netflix and YouTube, which I have now marked down. I found other channels we didn’t have before (HBO, Documentary TV, Animal Planet)…which was kind of interesting.
Then, I came across the fireplace.
You know how they have a fire crackling in a fireplace on tv, sometime around Christmas time? There’s a whole channel dedicated to the fireplace, apparently. So if you don’t have a fireplace but want to watch a fireplace you can select the fireplace channel. #WHATISHAPPENING
I got tired of looking at the fireplace in about 30 seconds so I continued with my flicking.
I found this. I found an aquarium. It’s on channel 1758.
The cool thing is, it also makes quiet bubbly noises. lol
This is my new, favorite channel to have on tv now. I’m staring at it right now as I type.
Anyway, it’s sunny and warm and windy and I’m tired of tv and computers and want to go dig holes in the soil so bye.