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Posts Tagged ‘TV shows’

Keep Moving

Posted by terrepruitt on August 21, 2019

I wrote this post four years ago when I started watching Grace and Frankie. I found it and thought I would post it because it still holds true, except now they are four years older. I don’t even remember the episode in which she put her foot in the kitchen sink . . . they’ve done so much since then. And, yeah, it is crap, but it is funny crap.

Okay, let’s make a deal: I won’t judge you and your choice of TV shows, if you don’t judge me. Well, to be honest, I won’t judge you even if you do judge me, because I know I watch crap. In fact, I think all TV (except some documentaries) series are crap. I do believe TV is crap, however, sometimes there is some pretty funny crap on TV. Recently I came across Grace and Frankie. Funny crap. What made me even look at it was the picture that came up on Netflix. It is a Netflix original series and the ad for it was RIGHT there on our opening screen. I didn’t recognize Jane Fonda at first. The picture looked a little “too young” in my opinion. So I clicked on the whatever to take me to the summary and I couldn’t believe it and could not imagine that (the situation on which the series is built) happening so I decided to watch the first episode. Regardless of what you may think of Jane Fonda that woman is impressive.  Any the my main point to this post is you gotta keep moving.

I was sharing how amazed I was by the way Jane Fonda looked and someone said, “Yeah well, I am sure she has had a lot of work done.” I said I didn’t care I still thought she looked amazing. Then another friend piped in and said something to the effect that, yeah she is 77 so she has had to have work done, but it doesn’t LOOK like it. Sometimes you look at people and you want to know who their doctor is so you NEVER go to them. I agreed.

But what really amazed me was in one episode she had just some in from the beach and she wanted to rinse off her foot, in the kitchen sink. She just swung her leg up into the sink. Yup, 77 years old. I know a lot of 17 year olds that couldn’t do that. Then she swung it down. And she swung her OTHER leg up on the counter to dry it off — which is funny because she didn’t actually rinse that one — at least that we saw. But anyway, my point is, so amount of cosmetic surgery is going to help you swing your leg up into a kitchen sink.

You might not have the means or money or desire to keep your face looking young. You may not want to get nips and tucks to look svelte. But I hope you want to be able to walk with comfort and ease. And keeping your joints flexible doesn’t cost anything. Working to keep your mobility and strength up doesn’t require a cosmetic surgeon.

I know I will never look like Jane Fonda, but I do hope that when I am 77 I am still washing my feet in the sink and drying them on the counter.

Let me not close without saying that Lily Tomlin looks positively lovely in this show too. I am thinking she is in good looking shape, too, but her character wears long flowy things so we never really get to see. But again, who cares. She is in her 70s to and she is doing a TV series for Heaven’s sake. I am not in the industry of TV or movies, but I do understand that it is not easy. They might make it look easy but it is not. So any of these people past 70 doing TV and movies have to be in pretty decent shape. It is just the cherry on top if they look great doing it.

Move it or lose it!

Do you watch Grace and Frankie? Do you agree that a body needs to move in order to keep moving?

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Bye Bye Bill

Posted by terrepruitt on April 28, 2015

We ditched cable.  Yup.  My husband has been asking me forever if he can cancel cable.  I have not been receptive to the idea because there are a few shows I like to watch on Network TV.  He got a ROKU and he signed up for Netflix.  This was a long time ago.  We watch a lot of our favorite shows on Netflix.  Not new stuff.  We tend to watch things over again.  I am in the middle of watching Fraiser for the third time.  We also watch the Star Treks over again.  We have a few other series that we watch on Netflix, but sometimes we have to wait for Netflix to get the seasons.  You may be familiar with the phenomenon of binge watching a show and then having to wait for the next season to be acquired by Netflix.  Recently my husband signed up for Hulu.  This was because some of his shows could be watched on Hulu.  Hulu gets shows sooner than Netflix.  It works out because we can watch them when we want to watch them.  We don’t have a DVR, so Hulu and Netflix work good.  That left just us needing cable even less.  But doesn’t it figure that the only channel that is not on Netflix or Hulu is the channel and the shows that I want to watch.  Well, he must have been doing a lot of research in order to get rid of cable.  He found CBS has their own streaming channel.  Ahhh . . . . my shows.  Anytime I want.  So we got rid of cable.

We didn’t have any fancy cable package because we don’t really watch that much “new” TV.  As I said, we tend to watch shows over and over and over again.  I think I mentioned that before in a post.  We have a lot of DVDs and Netflix works good for us.  Not only did we not have a lot of cable channels we didn’t have the channels in HD.  That is one of the reasons why my husband likes to watch the shows he watches on Hulu instead of when they are broadcast on TV because it is in HD.  Once he got Hulu for his shows the number of shows we watched on broadcast TV was down to three.  So he wanted to cancel cable, but as I said, CBS didn’t put their shows on Hulu or Netflix.

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We had our first giggle this past weekend while we were trying to decide if we were going to watch a re-run of Saturday Night Live.  We were discussing that it really wasn’t that good, when my husband said, “Oh, we can’t watch it even if we wanted to.”  Again, I laughed because we don’t have the TV channels any longer.  Ha!

I am already really enjoying the CBS channel on Thursday nights because I have to teach and usually I rush home to get dinner on the table by 8:00 so I can see Big Bang Theory.  I find that when I watch reruns I think I haven’t see the episode, but 10 minutes in I realize I have.  But what happens is I am busy with putting dinner on the table so I miss the first few minute.  Now . . . I can watch it when I want.  I think with both Hulu and CBS there is a time limit.  But so far I haven’t been affected by it on Hulu and we just got the CBS channel thing so I will have to see about that.

Another great thing is we have one less remote.  At one point when cable did something (I don’t even know what) they gave us a remote that we had to use INSTEAD of our TV remote.  We had five (eyes rolling).  Now we only have four.

Do you have cable?  How many channels do you have?  What are your favorite shows?  Do you have Netflix?  Do you have Hulu?

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