Day #5. I am grateful for Pandora.
Now don’t all snicker at once, but I am very new to Pandora. For those of you who are even slower on the bandwagon than I am, Pandora is a free, relatively commercial free online radio station. The cool thing with Pandora is that you can customize your channels. You pick your favorite artists, genres, songs etc and it will make channels specific to what you like!!!! HOW AMAZING IS THAT????
Now let me tell you why I love it so much. You can stop reading if you want to… but I know that I have you completely captivated! Right?!?
We don’t have TV in my home. We really don’t. I canceled our satellite last April and we haven’t had it since. We do have one of those funny box receiver things. However, you really only get reception if you precariously maneuver the box so that it is slightly tipping at an angle to the right and if you find some sort of wire to connect from the imput thingy in the back up to the smoke detector on the ceiling, and even then, it is only one or two shotty channels that freeze every other second. In other words, it is SO not worth the effort.
Honestly, I do not miss TV all that much. It actually makes my home calmer and more peaceful. The kids were so distracted by the TV when it was on that nothing ever got done and I just found myself to be an angry mess. However, I do like to have background sounds though. So, I pulled out my handy dandy, trusty old ancient CD player and we would play CD’s or listen to the radio.
Now that I have found Pandora though, my whole world has opened up. I can put on music to match the exact mood that we are in without worry about commercials or a song that I can’t stand. We just skip it! Our favorite channels are (be kind) Enya, Sara Bareilles, Disney, Hannah Montana, Frank Sinatra Christmas, John Mayer and Katy Perry. There is a little something for us all.
Isn’t it great when you find a treasure that you love… and that everyone else already knows about… and you just love it even more because of that!
Oh, and just as a special treat…. I am going to share with you my new favorite song. Enjoy!