The Miller's! · August 3, 2008 0

Current Addictions

Now it’s not as bad as the title sounds.  I just wanted to share the two of you who stop by here some of my current addictions and things I can’t seem to live without 🙂

First let’s start with some of my must haves in no particular order.

TiVo – I’ll be honest, I don’t know how I would survive without TiVo.  First after driving back and forth from Baltimore to Philly for a year my sleeping habits have gone a little hay wire.  Not to mention the birth of our second child 🙂  That being said, I am usually in bed between 10 and 11 so any 10 o’clock shows I would miss if not for TiVo.  But not only that, it is difficult for me nowadays to watch television with commercials in it.  I mean really, getting back to my previous post about wasting time 😉 how can you waste 15 minutes of an hour long show with commercials.  I really is a beautiful thing being able to just record everything and watch it when I want.  Definitely a must have.

Sirius Satellite Radio – Wow, what would life be without 24/7 NFL football talk.  I honestly don’t know and don’t want to think of such a place.  Not only do I have NFL talk but more music that I want to hear.  Most rock stations play some new with a little old, but it’s that little old that is so annoying.  I am an new rock kind of guy that’s for sure.  I do not want to hear Linkin Park followed by Led Zepplin.  Get you own channel old fogies!  And where else are you going to hear serious metal.  Not just a song by Metallica every hour or so.  And oh yeah, commercial free 🙂

Ice Cream – Yeah I know, doesn’t quite fit with the previous two, but what can I say.  Like Sirius, I can’t imagine a world without ice cream.  I am not a sweets person, but I do need my ice cream.  I also am not a very adventurous person, but I think I take more chances with my ice cream.  I would definitely try a new flavor of ice cream before a new dish at a restaurant.  And I really don’t have a favorite.  I think different people make things better than others.  For example, you can’t get a better Cookie Dough ice cream than Ben & Jerry’s, who by the way were the first to make it.  Breyers makes Dulce de Leche, caramel ice cream with a caramel swirl, which is unbelievable.  Marble Slab’s cheesecake is amazing.  Not sure if they are a northern thing or not but Brusters we recently visited and I had Cake Batter.  All I can say is wow!

NetFlix – Not sure yet if this should be on the list but I am enjoying it quite a bit.  It’s nice to put a list of movies together and rank them and have them sent to you as they are available and as you want them.  No more what was that movie I wanted to see a few weeks ago when you visit the movie store.  Yes there is a draw back to waiting a day or two to get the movie and the USPS not delivering on Sundays really sucks.  They want more business these days why don’t they get out there and start delivering on Sunday!  Would help the economy too maybe by hiring some additional people, OK enough politics.  Anyway, NetFlix is climbing the charts.

Now I just wanted to share a few websites I visit often these days and by often I mean every chance I get just about 🙂

TJHS – Yellow Jackets Alumni – Flat out addicting.  The site continues to grow daily as the word gets out and more Alumni continue to show up.  It’s great catching up with old school friends and seeing what everyone is doing these days.

RiskWars – I have slowed down a bit just because I don’t have the time to play, but this is an online game like the old board game.  Be careful again, very addicting 🙂

CentSports – This is the coolest site 🙂  You are able to bet on almost any sports game online for free and can come away with real money 🙂  Only caveat is they give you a dime to bet on anything and everything and you can only withdraw once you hit 10 dollars.  Still great site to place a few bets on.  Try it out!

Flickr – See my previous post.  Just amazing all the beauty in the world.

So there ya have it.  How I waste my time these days.  As Morgan is asleep in her swing and Matthew has fallen asleep on the couch, so I must I retire.  But the football game isn’t over yet, such a hard decision to make 😉  Night all.