1. Have an HDTV antenna building contest. Mine: an elaborate contraption of wires and solder that caused two burns and wasted a bunch of wire. My fiance's: a coat hanger and a bunch of tin foil. This took up about 35 minutes of our time, but which one worked better? Nether one could pull in a stable digital signal, but hers did work a tad bit better; let's keep that between you and me though. What the heck are ya suppose to do with no TV?
- DVR! There has to be something on the DVR to watch, but nope. There was nothing. It was filled of shows that I watched live and really didn't want to watch it again. We turned on a American Idol rerun just for background but it was frustrating to know that CSI was just one ATSC signal away, but we just could not watch it.
- Clean the house. This didn't last to long and 5 mins later we were back watching Simon and Paula fight back and forth.
- Play a boardgame. After a big sigh was released, we walked over to the boardgame closet and pulled out Yahtzee. I have to admit that it was fun. Maybe not as enjoyable as watching Without a Trace that a lot of you were enjoying by that time of night. American Idol had run out by this time and the TV was just displaying a black screen when it suddenly shot on a glimpse of the local news!