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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Bliss with no TV feed

With our co-renter being away for most of the time that we're here, we have not arranged for the shared TV connection yet.

Luckily, we weren't as desperate for TV as we were for internet connectivity.

Both Sharon and I have started making full use of the great library system here, and borrowed lots of DVDs to watch.

Just a set of DVDs borrowed from the library

Just a week's supply of DVDs from the library

Sharon started with the BBC comedy, Are You Being Served?. It's one of the longest running series in BBC and had a lot of usage of words with sexual innuendos or double entendres to them. There's also a main character that's seems to have not indication what his sexual orientation was. Though the series was (and still is) very funny, it's sad to note that most of the cast have passed away.

I began my viewing on two fronts. Firstly, the Animaniacs cartoons which i'll watch while waiting for Sharon to come home. Otherwise, it'll be the classic musicals, from Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers two box sets, to Gene Kelly. Gene's signature sequence in the Singin' In The Rain was just sublime! Here's a link to a video of the dance. The most amazing part of the dance was that he did it while having a 39 degrees Celsius fever.

Ian, who's no longer the newcomer to my team, also loaned me a large set of DVDs that he purchased from the DVD rental stores here.

At this point, we might not even want to have the cable TV channels anymore, since we do not miss anything on them at all. The best part of it is that using the library system is free, though my other colleague Andrew would comment otherwise (hey... we pay our taxes!).

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