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For the love of TV

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the amount of TV that I seem to have fallen in the routine of watching.

I’m a big sports fan — football and hockey, mostly.  BC Lions and Seattle Seahawks, exciting stuff.  My grandfather taught me all about football as a young child, and I love it.

Any husband would be happy with me, watching and understanding the game — just as Gary!

I’m a Sunday-football, eating-chips-on-the-couch kinda gal.  I like hockey as well. We have billeted hockey players and support both local, Junior and the Vancouver Canucks.  Like most, we can’t afford Canucks’ games, so we watch at home.

My husband and I like Dancing with the Stars — for years we have been watching and enjoy getting to know the ‘stars’ and their private lives.

The Voice has made us become somewhat country music fans, due mostly to Blake Sheldon.

My son even bought us  tickets to his last concert here, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  I used to balk at my work anytime I heard Country music, now I can tolerate it. 

My-all time favourite show is Criminal Minds. I just got hooked, and I can watch marathons and shows every hour, every day — it drives Gary crazy.   It’s the characters, I just feel like I know them.

I think my next favourite is everyone’s favorite Big Bang Theory — we laugh and laugh each time we watch it.

Just the other day, I recalled how my mom just loved to watch action movies — anything Lethal Weapon, Steven Segal, lots of shooting up and well, violence.

I guess inherited that from her — I love the action and crazy wild movies.  Looking back, it seems funny my mom who loved watching figure skating was a huge fan of the violent movies. She had tons of VHS’s and watched them over and over.

We have a popcorn machine on wheels in our house, and it’s so much fun to make a batch of popcorn with butter of course, and enjoy our shows.

As I have no young children, I don’t know what is on TV for children these days.  I know I hate The Simpsons and Sponge Bob seems kind of crazy.

My sons watched Teenage Ninja Turtles, WWF Wrestling, cartoons, and lots of hockey.  One son grew up loving The Godfather and the others is a sports nut.  Not sure if either was damaged from watching too much TV — we were actually quite busy out of the house doing things, music concerts and sports games most of the time.

In the summer, we are huge Twilight Drive-In fans. We are so lucky here in Aldergrove as it only takes us 5 minutes from home to be able to go to the movies anytime.

It makes us feel like teenagers again too –Drive In’s were all the rage when we were young.

I always like to tell my kids the story about being buried in a back seat of a car and sneaking a bunch of us into the drive-in when I was a teenager in Saskatchewan, good times for sure.

Other than watching the stars under the stars here in Aldergrove, we’re eager and excited to step away from the screen and embrace the new season. U I know our dogs are also ready to get off the couch and head to the dog walk park — although, they seem to be pretty big fans of the drive-in as well.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.valleymom.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Brendas-BIOpic-frame.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Brenda has recently retired from her lengthy career in sales with Black Press and is excited and eager to start the next chapter in her life. The mother of two grown sons, Matthew, 27, and Michael, 29, is living happily ever after with her husband Gary on original family farmland in Aldergrove, B.C. — the same property Gary’s grandparents came to call home after leaving Russia in 1938 . Ladies if you think your children grow up and move away and live their own lives, think again. Brenda is always spending time with the three men in her life, whether it be camping, catching a hockey game or sitting around the table for a family dinner. This former prairie gal also has two dogs, two cats, home stay international students from Aldergrove Community Secondary School and billet hockey players with the Aldergrove Kodiaks Jr. B Hockey team to keep her on her toes. A full, but changing, household, lots of cooking and parenting — she’s enjoying every hectic minute![/author_info] [/author]

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