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Do you ever get that feeling?

Have you ever been watching something on your phone, or other device in public and felt like you weren't the only one? It seems that 45% of us have noticed someone 'backseat bingeing', and some were actually embarrassed about what they were watching. I don't know about you, but I'm not going to watch anything in public that would make me feel embarrassed. Especially since in a recent survey conducted by SurveyMonkey, it was discovered that 27% of the 'snoopers' have actually interrupted the viewer to start a conversation about it! This cracks me up.  When I travel I like…

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Empty Nest Bingeing

Up until a few weeks ago, there would probably have been great discussion about what show we should watch during the infrequent times we'd watch tv as a family. As the kids have grown up, we've spent less and less time together watching movies and shows. It's not that our interests became different - actually we all seem to watch the same kind of shows now that they are older. It's more that we had different preferences for when we watch. I'm more of an early evening kind of watcher whereas my kids prefer to stay up later. empty nest…

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The Meaning of Netflix

I ran a contest on my Instagram account recently for some free Netflix and the qualifier was to nominate a friend who didn't have it. I thought that would be a tall order - doesn't everyone have it by now? Why would anybody want to have cable with the commercials, delays, and frequent broadcasting disruptions?  I was very surprised to learn that there are people out there who don't have it. Crazy right? I was asked 'What is Netflix' and I had to think about how to properly answer this question. Technically it is a service that allows you to…

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Netflixing Through the Holi-daze

What a year 2016 has been. For better, for worse. I think next year will be MUCH BETTER. In the meantime I am fully prepared to shut off my brain and allow the reward chemicals to seep out and gently buffer in the new year.  I've learned a lot about bingeing this year - a sport I am fully prepared to participate in on a moments notice. It turns out bingeing helps release those chemicals that make you feel happy. Makes sense right?  You know that feeling you get when you finish a really good book or show? How you…

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Canadian Content

Happy Birthday Month Canada! Did you know Swedish Fish are a Canadian thing? Just like buttertarts, Halls throat lozenges, Nanaimo bars and ketchup chips.  In honour of this country's birthday, I have been thinking of things that are, well, Canadian. Recently I was visiting a friend at her shop in Port Hope, Ontario, (My Sister's Closet Boutique) and I chanced upon a full blown American invasion. It turns out the town was temporarily converted into a film set of the fictional town of Derry, Maine for the remake of Stephen King's It. Did you read that book or see the original…

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Bingeing Through the Heatwave

Bingeing Do you remember the good old days when you had to wait until a certain time on a certain day to watch a show which was constantly interrupted by commercials? Or you’d wait for the break to rush to the bathroom, put the kids back to bed or grab a drink? Yeah - not such good old days.  Then along came VCR’s and we could re-watch what we’d missed - or tape one show while watching another. I remember trying to find the right spot on the tape to start, having to rewind it, then accidentally taping over it.…

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Screen Wars

Screen Wars I was a kid in the days of 12 channels on a round dial. We had two televisions - one colour and one black and white. As the oldest of 4 I had the privilege being "the channel changer", although that was a trap since one of the others usually stole my seat while I was getting up and down to do it. Screen Wars. When we accidentally broke off the power button, my dad stuck a screw into the hole so we could still use it. (Oh yeah - we were into high tech even back then.) We had a great tv schedule - morning…

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