Thursday, July 3, 2008

Joining the Modern World

So I have gotten direct TV.

Since moving to the house that Germans built (the owners built the house 15 years ago and are from somewhere in Germany (I've been advised by those who know that their dish ware is East German)), I've been living what I would call a much more normal life. When I'm done with work, I actually leave.

Part of the normalcy now includes a television that gives me more than this:

In case you can't tell, that is a playoff game between the Celtics and the Lakers.

This is an example taken last night from the movie 'Water' by Deepa Mehta about the practice of girls in India going to homes for widows (and basically being cut off from society) if their 'spouse' (the boy they have already been promised to) dies. I've been wanting to see it since 'Earth' by the same woman was so emotionally provoking.

Yeah, it's nice to see what's going on!

This is my first time buying cable/direct TV type service, normally what's free is good enough for me, but there's a couple different factors this time.

First, free isn't really anything. You can't really see much, but also the programs, well, it's either bloody bodies on the news (they show EVERYTHING) or soap opera telenovelas.

Second, as wonderful as my experience is here, sometimes it's nice not to notice I'm in a foreign country (I get so relaxed, I actually wondered (for a split second only!) why the commentators for the European Soccer Cup championships were speaking spanish).

Now I'm going to go live my normal life and fix spinach crepes with cheese for dinner after a run on the beach. Ok, maybe it's not that normal!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I totally know what you mean! Some days all the foreignness really gets to me, too... and I'm not even in a country where they speak a different language!