Metamorphosis: the American couch potato

I’m spending the day at home with the dogs today. Something entertaining is afoot and I’m sat waiting for a man to come around and sort us out.

Bill and I decided to cancel our YMCA gym membership and use the cash to subscribe to cable TV instead. It was just turning into a monthly waste of money anyway as with late nights at work and the Y’s meagre weekend opening hours we rarely managed to make it down there anymore. Also, Bill and I have been spending lots of time at Coan playing table tennis instead, and that’s free. I will miss the steam room, jacuzzi and swimming pool though, wish they had an option where you could drop in and pay as you go instead of most months just throwing money away on membership that isn’t used.

So, by the end of the day we should no longer be forced to endure, crackling, fuzzy, infuriatingly bad reception and a small selection of crap American TV and repeats. Instead we’ll have a vast range of crap American shows to pick over. Joy!

I think BBC America comes as part of the standard package too, but as THEY CANCELLED EASTENDERS! (grrrrr), aren’t really at all like the real BBC and just seem to show endless block repeats of Changing Rooms and Ground Force I can’t see myself straying there too often. Not impressed.

Hmm, saying that, I seem to be currently missing an episode of Changing Rooms filmed in Plymouth…curses! Still, NO BENDERS!!! *wails*

In other news I had a visit to the oral surgeon yesterday for a consultation. I got very nervous and my tummy was all over the place as I’m not looking forward to having my wisdom teeth out. Apparently I only have three and they will all be extracted (probably kicking and screaming) from my jaw a week from today. I had horrid horrid gummy toothy bloody dreams about it last night, can I please run away?

6 Responses to Metamorphosis: the American couch potato

  1. ashridge July 15, 2004 at 5:14 pm #

    BBC in America!

    BBC America can’t be that bad if they’ve axed Eastenders…but why does BBC in its home country now show Ground Force America? Perhaps you too will get endless repeats of Only Fools and Horse, Porridge, The Good Life and Open All Hours..Oh Joy! Thank God for the History Channel.

  2. kaypow July 15, 2004 at 5:47 pm #

    Re: BBC in America!

    History Channel…ahhh, did Sy leave you with his magic box then?

    I think we get endless repeats of My Hero, Absolutely Fabulous, Keeping Up Appearances and worst of all, Are You Being Served? (*shudders*)

  3. ashridge July 15, 2004 at 5:14 pm #

    BBC in America!

    BBC America can’t be that bad if they’ve axed Eastenders…but why does BBC in its home country now show Ground Force America? Perhaps you too will get endless repeats of Only Fools and Horse, Porridge, The Good Life and Open All Hours..Oh Joy! Thank God for the History Channel.

  4. admin July 15, 2004 at 5:47 pm #

    Re: BBC in America!

    History Channel…ahhh, did Sy leave you with his magic box then?

    I think we get endless repeats of My Hero, Absolutely Fabulous, Keeping Up Appearances and worst of all, Are You Being Served? (*shudders*)

  5. missbumpkin July 15, 2004 at 10:44 pm #

    Swapping gym subscription for Sky..mmm, dangerous my girl! I don’t want you to end up needing a levering pole! Better let me have Sky instead, that’s a much more sensible idea.

  6. missbumpkin July 15, 2004 at 10:44 pm #

    Swapping gym subscription for Sky..mmm, dangerous my girl! I don’t want you to end up needing a levering pole! Better let me have Sky instead, that’s a much more sensible idea.

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