Blue Moon X

Tell your boss you’re not coming in today. If you’re already at work, go home.

Today is blue moon day, the national holiday where you should stay home and catch up on television on your TiVo.

(It’s really Blue Moon 11, if you count the first one, but Blue Moon X sounds better as a title, so I’m leaving it at that.)

Ten years ago, the world’s first DVR shipped. To celebrate and to thank TiVo employees for their hard work in the final push to ship in Q1 of 1999, TiVo Inc. co-founder and then-CEO Mike Ramsay declared that the last Friday in March would henceforth be a national holiday.

Well, we may not have made much progress in making it a national holiday, but today none of us are at work. (Although as I say that, I’m running a query and checking e-mail and answering a support escalation, but at least I’m not wearing pants in the office.)

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have an episode of Survivor to watch, and then probably some Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles or maybe the new season of Heroes. Plus that new Nathan Fillion show, Castle. And CSI has been so good since Laurence Fishburne joined the cast; they’ve really stepped up the writing, I think. And and and

3 Responses to “Blue Moon X”

  1. Lani Says:

    I love me some TV, but I really need to get back into the habit of reading before I go to bed instead of catching up on my DVRed shows.

    That said, I too want to watch Castle.

    Oh and I am totally hooked on Dollhouse. Have you gotten into it?

  2. Stephen Says:

    Love Dollhouse. Each episode gets me hooked just a little bit more.

    Kimi and I have seen the first two episodes of Castle and we liked them both. I like that it tries to be more realistic than other cop shows (and makes fun of their mistakes, like when the woman tells Nathan to put on the lab coat before entering the morgue and belittles cop shows where they are shown near the autopsy table wearing regular clothes) — while being completely unrealistic from premise to setup to execution all the way through. But it’s very amusingly written, and Nathan is charismatically engaging. Without Nathan, though, I don’t think I’d be watching this show.

  3. Lani Says:

    I briefly met Nathan Fillion at Comic-Con in 2003.

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