Watchin’ Banana

In last week’s Friday Flashback, Linda asked about our bedtime rituals, and I was too tired to conjure up any really good memories.  I just wrote a ho-hum post and made do.  Since then I have resurrected a memory I’d like to share.  I may have shared this in the past, but if so, I couldn’t find it.  I know this story not from my own memory, but because my grandmother told it to me:

When I was very small — I had to be about 3 since we still lived in the big red house in Spokane — I was always sent to bed when Bonanza came on TV.  Apparently I really liked the show, which I called, Banana, and I would cry and pitch a fit.

My brother liked the show, too.  He would sneak out of his bed and sit at the top of the stairs where he could peek around the corner at the TV set.  Apparently I joined him at least once in this illicit TV watching and managed to fall asleep and roll down the stairs. In so doing I put an end to any and all late night TV watching by my siblings or myself, because my dad got a huge mirror and hung it over the TV set so he could watch the staircase and the TV at the same time.

Spring Fever

This post is by Randy Blythe, today’s guest blogger.

Ah, Spring, when a young man’s fancy turns to… no, not love, but baseball! My dad raised me to be a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, and now it runs through my veins. Every April, on Opening Day, I make sure my schedule is cleared so I can sport my authentic Pujols jersey and catch the game with my friends. I live in Colorado now, so I signed up for Direct TV Denver to watch all the games. The ceremonial First Pitch kicks off an exciting new season, filled with action-packed baseball, hope for post-season success, and delicious Busch Stadium hotdogs. Thousands of seats are filled with fans proudly wearing red or white in support of the Cardinals, and the camaraderie makes us all feel like family. When the players take their positions on the field, the crowd cheers wildly, unable to contain it’s excitement for the start of the new season. Seeing my favorite athletes making the playing so naturally is inspiring and fulfilling. Baseball is an All-American game with a rich history. It is an infatuation that will never be remedied- and this Spring Fever is only the beginning to an entire season of nights at the ballpark.

On Demand

Ondemand

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.

Because of our move, I have been researching cable companies. I got all excited because I know Charter cable is in Washington State. I have posted about the great Charter features and a couple of great Charter contests. I want to be a Charter customer!

Charter has On Demand. That means Charter customers have over 6,000 movies and shows to watch anytime. No waiting. No schedules. No missed opportunities! The idea of being able to watch TV on my schedule and not that of the programming schedule really appeals to me. And with Charter, On Demand is part of their basic package — that means you can access it as you please without accruing any extra charges.

Just think, no more ordering DVDs and having to wait for the mail to arrive. With a 6000 movie library at your fingertips chances are what you’d order is already there and waiting for you. Pop the popcorn, pour yourself a soda, snuggle up on the couch and enjoy. Sound tantilizing? You can learn more at charter.net/ondemand.

You can also get updates and fun extras on Charter’s Facebook page. Remember to keep your eye on Charter. Not only do they provide great cable services, they offer exciting ground breaking contests as well. Charter is cable the way you want it to be!

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Luxury Theater Seating At Home

I have found the perfect couch for the family room. This might just get me to sit in front of the TV and stay. And, not only is it perfect for TV watching,  it looks plenty cozy enough for reading and just relaxing.  I bet it would make great party seating, too.

This is luxury Home Theater Seating. Either end of this sectional boasts a recliner. The middle two seats utilize the hassock as a foot rest. The hassock has a built in storage compartment for keeping comfy blankets close at hand, while the consoles each have smaller storage compartments and built-in cup holders — all of the comforts of luxury movie theater seating without the stickiness, nose and other discomforts of the public theater.