Thursday, September 18, 2008

Matt Lauer Lovin' Once Again

In general, I don't watch a lot of t.v.

It's not necessarily because I have some philosophical aversion to it, but mostly because I have other things I do with my time. And really, most times I'd rather listen to music than flip on the tube.

I know this totally puts me out of the loop on such water cooler topics as who slept with who on The Hills, and what contestant was voted off America's Got Talent, but I do have some favorite shows, for sure, and even some shows I've made a point not to miss.

One of those is the Today Show. I absolutely L.O.V.E. the Today Show.

My senior year of college Jonna and I decided not to spring for cable. And cable-free I went for years - even in D.C. - until about two years ago when I decided enough was enough with the rabbit ears and the fuzzy NBC, one of my favorite channels.

What a perk to see Matt Lauer clearly every morning - even though it's his voice I'm most accustomed to since I'm usually getting ready for work at that time and I obviously only have the show on for

When I lived with Carrie the t.v. was rarely on in the mornings - except for Tyler watching Plum T.V., the fun Vail channel. I didn't even care. And I can honestly say there was about a three month window where I barely knew what was going on outside my Vail bubble. A weird position for a former press secretary to find herself, but I was in a different state of mind then. I had a job to find. A life to figure out. I didn't have time to pay attention to Mr. Lauer and his...major headlines.

Now, with my own apartment once again, I have wireless internet through the local cable company, but I decided to revert back to the rabbit ears for a while. Only until I can either get my five months of unemployment figured out, or I have to make the major switch to digital cable, whichever comes first.

So, I'm back to a fuzzy Matt Lauer in the mornings. But the important thing is he's back. This means I've got me a steady morning routine. It means I'm getting back in the game.

Good morning Matt!


artemisia said...

Ah, Kim! You are so ... KIM. I love it. And you!

Dave and Jeli are both huge Today Show fans. I am too grumpy in the morning to deal with such cheery people. ;-)

Kelly said...

I've been living with one channel for 3+ years (CBS, though you can have Katie Couric back). I actually prefer it that way, but will have to eventually spring for a converter box or I won't even have that much.

Stacey said...

I laughed when I read your last line..."Good morning Matt", it just seemed so cheesy and funny. Sorry, I could just picture you saying it though! :)