Each time I do a post about What I Learned From TV, I’ll begin with the explanation from the first posting:
Now that my kids are grown, and Tom has retired, I’ve been able to go back to my natural sleep pattern which is to stay up late and get up late. Tom’s natural rhythm is just the opposite. So, he’s the lark and I’m the owl.
And what this owl does in the late hours is watch television- not in the traditional way but through Acorn TV, Hulu, Netflix, TunnelBear, and my own DVDs. Most of the shows are British, though I am a great fan of a few American television shows, and have been watching a few from other countries now that we have TunnelBear. Some of these shows Tom will watch in the mornings, but many of them are all mine. So, when I hear a great quote from a show I know he’s not going to watch, I’ll leave him little post-it notes near the computer keyboard. I had a notion this morning to begin a new ‘letter topic’ called What I Learned From TV so I can put up some virtual post-its for you to read and, hopefully, enjoy. Some are funny, some are educational, some are wise.
From Death in Paradise:
Pouring some salt in a candle makes it burn longer (2 hours, I think it said). I haven’t tried this, but plan to do so.
From the movie The Missing Postman:
Make notes of what you want to do around the house and garden, and put them in a jar. Draw one out and do it!
From The Coroner:
“Never trust a man in socks and sandals.”
From Inspector Lewis:
Lewis: “Life born of fire. I bet that means something in Latin."
Hathaway: “What makes you say that?”
Lewis: “This is Oxford. Everything always means something in Latin.”
“and then there are the big corporations who keep their lights on all night in empty office buildings while we’re all expected to do our bit with eco bulbs."