Sunday, March 20, 2011

Coping With TV Withdrawal


One of the biggest troubles of being an American living in Norway is Television addiction and the constant withdrawal symptoms that come from that. When I was still living in the states I used to look forward every week for the TV guide to come out. I grew up with TV dinners, Saturday morning cartoons and the ever loving babysitters like; I dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Gilligan’s Island, Flintstones, Dick Vandyke and Mary Tyler Moore…Oh the list goes on. Today is usually Movie day, but I feel for an old TV friend instead.

  When my brother and sisters and I were little, and my father was out of town sometimes we would get a special treat. My mother would let one of us sleep in her bed and watch TV until late at night. We would sit in bed, eating tiny sandwiches or some other treat and enjoy whatever show happened to be on. TV was used as a reward or baby sitter or even as punishment when its privileges were taken away. It is by all means not strange that I love TV, and like any TV addict, suffer when all I get is a diluted version of TV truth. Reruns and last season’s leftovers is what I am talking about. For the most part I have to suffer watching what the Norwegian government has decided I can watch. Do I get to see the new episodes of shows like American Idol or Kitchen Nightmares? How about Shows like Fringe and Supernatural? Or wonderful shows like Brothers and Sisters and Greys Anatomy? How about the new shows that comes out each season like Harrys Law or Off the Map? No sir, nada, nothing but wishful thinking. By the time I get around to seeing these shows I get old episodes and even sometimes they get cancelled just as I am getting hooked. As if all that wasn’t enough, often the names of shows and movies are translated into something so far from the original title that I do not even know what I am tuning into. 

Lucky thing for box set DVD’s and Internet, the last frontier of worldwide television and movie possibilities. Today I have decided to go all out “Matrix” and connect into another world. I am climbing onboard the USS Enterprise and travelling into space with my friends Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock. Today’s TV adventure takes me back in time to the original Star Trek series. If you are at all American you know what I am talking about and to all you Norwegians out there, you don’t know what you are missing. Off to make some little sandwiches. 


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Here are the last of this weeks look at daily correspondences.

Sundays Correspondences :
Magickal Intentions: Growth, Advancements, Enlightment, Rational Thought, Exorcism, Healing, Prosperity, Hope, Exorcism, Money
Incense: Lemon, Frankincense
Planet: Sun
Sign: Leo
Angel: Michael
Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange and White
Herbs/Plants: Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, Oak
Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger's Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz and Red Agate
Oil: (Sun) Cedar, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosemary

The first day of the week is ruled by the Sun. It is an excellent time to work efforts involving business partnerships, work promotions, business ventures, and professional success. Spells where friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into life are an issue work well on this day, too.

3 comments:

tawna6988 said...

I love love love netflix. I can instant stream a lot of the old tv series as well and get any of them on DVD! I do not pay for cable or satelite and I always have more to watch then I can keep up on!

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bettyl said...

It sounds like NZ TV to me!! We get some of the new things, but they will stop abruptly. I was looking for the second part of a 'Burn Notice' but I don't think it will ever happen. ;=( And life goes on......

katie said...

It's funny, I was never a tv watcher as a kid. (we used to get this paper in the beginning of the school year that was an "About me" sort of thing. Under "What's your favorite TV show?" I would either write "Nothing" or "I don't know")

But now? I don't know if I could survive without it, hahaha.