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Help me justify OLN to my wife...(10 posts)

Help me justify OLN to my wife...biknben
May 10, 2002 6:08 AM
I think I'm the only one left who doesn't have OLN. I've gotten myself into a bind. I have cable TV, which doesn't offer OLN at all. I also have a Cable modem through the same company. Total bill for "Extended basic cable" and internet cost $73/Month. Wife says she doesn't care what I do as long as it doesn't cost more.

Anybody know of some secret deals out there which would allow me to get OLN and keep broadband internet access without paying more? I can find Satelite TV for $30-$50/month and broadband for $50.

Got any ideas???
You can'tAFred
May 10, 2002 8:58 AM
No matter how you figure it, you're gonna spend at least the same or more. The good news is that you'll get more. I cut the cable chains binding me last year and went with DirectTV and DSL. The monthly cost is the same for TV with loads more channels and features (TIVO for example to record all of the cycling automatically) and DSL is slightly higher with little difference in speed/access.

Here's the only hook you may be able to use: You'll be out of your wife's hair every evening in May, July and September watching the Giro, Tour and Vuelta. It's weak, but it's the best I could do. It worked for me.
If you were to have OLN. . .Mike P
May 10, 2002 9:20 AM
1. You would be able to spend much more time at home with your wife. During commercials you can turn to her and bat your eyelashes at her or something. All because you were together, watching OLN.

2. You could learn cycling pointers through observation, as opposed to having to learn those points actually riding a bike. This would allow you to spend more time with her because you would not have to discover and perfect some technique, you only have to practice what you saw on OLN.

3. If you and your wife, family, pets, and/or whoever, are ever stranded out in the wilderness somewhere, you will be able to catch some fish, shoot a bird, cut edible meat from some dead animal, dig up some roots, or lasso a horse and ride to safety in true equestrian form. In any case, you are the hero, and all because of some stuff you off-handedly picked up from watching OLN.

4. You will also know how to dig a snow-cave, remove a piton without causing additional damage to the rock, drive a bass boat, and crawl around in a cave. You will know what to do to keep from going ape-sh$#-freaking-crazy stuck in a tent during a 6 day long hail storm. You will in fact become enlightened. And this wisdom. . . you can pass it on to your children and grand-children, so they will not be forced to go through what you did just to watch five or six bike races a year on OLN.

I am sure there are more things. . . but I'll leave them for others to add. I have to get back to work, I am at work like the rest of you.

Another thing: DO NOT go through with the LASIK if the laser is not warming up properly. The doctor and staff will understand.

When I realized I truly loved my wifegrandemamou
May 10, 2002 10:29 AM
She walked in during the end of one of the stages of the Giro. Can't remember the stage #, the one where Simoni toasted everyone in the rain. She says, "thats a hell of a ride he's got the stage but where does he stand in the GC?" It blew me away. She doesn't even ride a bike. I never noticed that she had been watching it every night while she cleaned up the kitchen.

If it makes you happy and the kids aren't missing meals go for it.
My wife has a crush on Oscar Seville...SnowBlind
May 10, 2002 12:21 PM
Well, it could be worse... at least she watched the Vuelta with me.
Women is the boss in most families?elviento
May 10, 2002 10:08 AM
Anyone man enough to say, "it's my goddamn money and I AM getting a new frame and OLN"?
should be "women are..." nmelviento
May 10, 2002 10:09 AM
re: Help me justify OLN to my wife... SoapnetSnowBlind
May 10, 2002 10:16 AM
Dish network had it as part of a package that included SoapNet... Life is going to be tough when she has to decide between soaps and Monday Nite Football.
re: Help me justify OLN to my wife...MP
May 10, 2002 10:41 AM
Surely she'd love to find out where those large bass are hiding, and where else could she find out but OLN? You'll just have to convince her how important it is to you. You might have to drop the night out with the boys to cover the cost differntial.
re: Help me justify OLN to my wife...Birddog
May 10, 2002 9:03 PM
OLN is not just about bike racing, it's also "Hunting with Hank", the best damn outdoor show on TV. It just doesn't get any better than a man and his dog. Right Woof?