My senior year of college I had my first encounter with the American Office and I have been hooked ever since. While I own at least 5 of the seasons in a hard DVD form, I have lately gotten into daily "secret streaming" on Netflix, which is the best bad habit I currently have, much more fun than my standard cuticle chewing.
What does "secret streaming" look like? Well, the most common form looks like nap time viewing, always with coffee or some hot beverage:
But other, more sly, forms of secret streaming look like 1) kitchen counter while making cookies with the volume really low,
3) on the leg while nursing, low volume
videos of myself. You get the idea.
I have unfortunately not found a way to do it during our homeschooling time, and I think I will save my brain power for educating the kids rather than trying to figure out how to rig up secret streaming while teaching, I've always been a top notch mom. I have been caught secret streaming on numerous occasions and intensely interrogated by the tiny parties of the house about "what I am watching?!", "why I am laughing???" and "why I get to watch something and they don't??". To which I usually respond with something befitting my awesomeness like "I'll let you watch a show later".
This Monday no amount of coffee is helping me cope, but the Office? Yes, it is helping, it always does.
Favorite quotes include:
"It's a bold move to Photoshop yourself into a picture with your
girlfriend and her kids on a ski trip with their real father. But then
again, Michael's a bold guy. [pause] Is bold the right word?"
"I am fast. To give you reference point I'm somewhere between a snake and a mongoose. And the panther."
"I'm always thinking one step ahead. Like a carpenter... who builds stairs."
"I declare BANKRUPTCY!!!"
"Why tip someone for a job I'm capable of doing myself? I can deliver
food. I can drive a taxi. I can, and do, cut my own hair. I did,
however, tip my urologist, because... I am unable to pulverize my own
And everything "Prison Mike" says.
Diversity Day (Season 1): Michael leads his own diversity celebration meeting and has them each tape a cards to their heads with different races written on them and then has them all treat each other like the written race. Kelly smacks Michael across the face and he cries, it's awesome.
The Injury (Season 2): Michael burns his foot on a George Foreman grill, need I say more?
Beach Games (Season 3): because build up to Jim and Pam getting together is just the best.
Product Recall (Season 3): it may be slightly inappropriate but CRI MAN SQUA F & C DOUBLE TIME is so hilarious and really the whole episode is hysterical.
Booze Cruise (season 2)
Benihana Christmas (season 3)
Benjamin Franklin (season 3)
If you can't tell I really favor season 3, because it happens to be the best season of them all. I felt like the show really went down hill around season 4, and I must confess I totally stopped watching it when Michael Scott left, let's be honest, it's not really the same after that.
I would highly recommend hitting up the first 3 seasons on Netflix Streaming if you never have, it will only make you happy, I promise.
Ok, now it's your turn, make me feel like less of a horrible mother. Do you "Secret Stream"? What's your favorite show? Any tips on being even more stealthy? You know you want to share.
I am a part of the Netflix Stream Team and have included them in this
post, which I will be doing monthly as a part of the team. However,
this is a show I dearly love, so it works out well.