Tube Storage


May 10, 2012 by jooshanoosh

When you Google Image Search Tube Storage, this is what comes up. Perhaps  if I wrote a blog about how to store tubes, some of you would find it more interesting?

My friend Lisa coined the phrase Tube Storage a few years ago. Tube Storage is that thing you do where you DVR a show and don’t watch it during the regular season. You save it to watch during the long, bright, hot days of the summer when the only things on TV are reruns of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Big Brother 17. It’s brilliant! Sure, some of you may spend your time in the summer “being outside” or doing things like “hikes” but I’m going to side with Patrick on this one. Hikes make me think of Doc Martens filled with blood. 

It’s during this time of year that I start feeling the panic of TV seasons ending. Weren’t you a little sad on Tuesday when you watched the last episode of New Girl? This week we lose Parks and Recreation. Next week, no more Glee (However, that does mean The Glee Project starts, which is better than Glee.) If you don’t have your tube storage ready, the DVR starts to look like a cold and empty place.

Of course, in the age of the internet things like Netflix have almost replaced the need for Tube Storage. And while I think using Netflix to supplement your Tube Storage is a good idea (we’ve got The Vampire Diaries queued up.) I feel better knowing have have some stuff recorded and local. I mean, what if there was an internet outage and you wanted to watch TV? WHAT WOULD YOU DO THEN?!?!?!

So, what about you. Do you have anything stored up? Do you plan on spending the summer catching up on movies you missed? Or do you just really love The Real Housewives and American Ninja Warrior so you are not worried. Weigh in.

2 thoughts on “Tube Storage

  1. I love the idea of prioritizing TV. Watch what you love now. But keep the shows you are lukewarm on because in the middle of summer–still six weeks out from Fall premiers–Alcatraz is going to be pretty sweet.

  2. topher clark says:

    I really just love the Real Housewives! I can't apologize.

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