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May 26, 2009

Watching TV during the day when the weather outside matches that onscreen

Just now, watching the French Open on DirecTV, with the weather here in Charlottesville grey and drizzly just like that in Paris at Roland Garros Stadium, as I lay back and looked back and forth between the hi-def screen and the big sliding glass door that opens to big sky, I got a wonderful sense of, not exactly being in Paris at the match but something in between being here at home and there.

The first good thing I've ever discovered about having my best TV in a room filled with windows and suffused with daylight.

Up to now I'd always toyed with creating a blacked out room to make the viewing experience comparable to that in a movie theater, but if you're watching sports during the day, perhaps that's precisely the place you shouldn't be.

Just a thought.

May 26, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Daylight is good for ya. Even if you gotz lupus.

Many moons ago a friend of mine came to my house for the first time, in the dead of summer, when I kept all curtains closed to help keep it cooler inside, and he said it was like "going into a cave." From that point on I flung everything open, not wanting to be a cave-dweller quite yet. And it stayed that way. Yeah, I know that has zilch to do with watching tennis on TV, but you know me.

I mean, just being in the dark too much of the time kind of makes me want to stick my head in the oven. Especially if the dark is in facilitation of ersatz TV life.
Which reminds me, what with the economy so screwy and all, and probably some folks wanting to leap from high places -- like back in '29, wasn't it? -- and, what with summer a-comin' in, and people flocking to their own or community pools, maybe there could be like a mock-up of a building surrounding the high-dive, and you'd jump off of a "window ledge" into the pretty blue pool below (repeat as necessary), and that way you wouldn't have to actually do it. Get it out of your system, kind of thing. Or not, I don't know.

Posted by: Flautist | May 27, 2009 10:10:15 AM

Charlottesville....great German restaurant there, every time I go thru there to spend the night I eat there

Tennis what amazes me most are the Williams sisters and the long run they have had.

Posted by: Fritz | May 26, 2009 8:49:33 PM

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