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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Welcome to TV Diehard!

I've been watching television as long as I can remember. I grew up with Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact, You Can't Do That On Television, MacGyver, The A-Team, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King to name a few of my favorites. On Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m., it was time for Dance Fever!

There are quite a few shows I remember watching with my family, including All My Children with my father. On Saturday mornings, I would get up early to watch Super Friends on the floor in front of the TV. I had to be close because I didn't want to wake up my parents.

Even one of my household chores involved television! I had to match and roll everyone's clean socks. What does this have to do with television? I usually did this chore while watching something. And, when the TV screen would get scrambled and staticy, I would throw a pair of rolled up socks at the screen to fix it. What memories do kids have today? Accidentally throwing the Wii controller (I almost wrote joystick, yep ... I'm old!) and breaking the flat screen?

I started writing about television for CliqueClack over a year ago and enjoyed it. At the beginning of this year, I had the opportunity to expand my writing at TV Fanatic. As a freelance writer, there isn't one place to find all my writing. And, sometimes, I want to write something that isn't a fit for either of those sites, so I decided to create TV Diehard!

A joke that I often tell is that I have been a diehard Cubs fan since before I was born. While that is surely not really true, I was born into a diehard Cubs family and there was no escaping it -- not that I would want to. I've thought about doing this site for quite a while and just couldn't come up with a name.

Last week, it finally came to me -- TV Diehard. It combines my love for television with my love for the Chicago Cubs. And, most importantly, the domain name was available!

I hope you will join me here to talk about television. There will be some news, some reviews, and some ... I don't really know what. And, perhaps, I will occasionally even write about the Cubs (this is the year, right?).

The site is a work in progress, so the design will probably change. Please consider bookmarking the site, signing up for the feed, or even get the posts emailed to you.

Thanks for stopping by!


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