January 07, 2010

And I thought I was a nerd.

Six years ago, I took a management job that I'd been wanting for about six or seven months.  When asked by my supervisor what my availability was, I told him I could work every day, any time, except for Tuesday nights.  After all, Tuesday night was "Buffy" night, and a girl has to have her priorities.

One Tuesday, someone had to go to the hospital, and I was called and asked if I could come in to work for a few hours.  I groaned.  I complained.  And, at the end of the day, I put a tape in the VCR (how old school is that), put on some nice clothes, and went to work.  I watched "Buffy" a few hours late, that night.  The world went on.

I had a similar policy during "Battlestar Galactica"; I think the standing rule was, if you call me on a Friday night during BSG, you better be getting robbed.  At the end of the day, though, if I got a call from one of my stores, I still answered it.  Yes, even during BSG night.

Some things really are more important than a television show.  I know, it's crazy talk, especially if you ask the "Lost" fans who are terrified that their season premiere may or may not be getting bumped for something as totally lame as the State of the Union address:

These fans would truly be lost without their favorite TV show — and they're taking their case to the top.

 Fans of the ABC series about marooned plane crash survivors fear President Barack Obama will give his State of the Union address Feb. 2.

 That's the same day as the three-hour premiere of the final season of "Lost."

Twitter comments Wednesday included "Leave my LOST alone, Skippy!" and "Come onnnn, Obama..pick another day."

 The Facebook group "Americans Against the State of the Union on the Same Night as LOST" asks "When will it end?" It notes that Obama already bumped "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for his Afghanistan speech in some markets.

 The White House isn't saying when Obama will speak. An ABC spokesman wouldn't say whether the network would consider moving the premiere.

DISCLAIMER: I do not watch, nor have I ever watched, "Lost".  Yes, yes, I know, I know, many people think that damages my sci-fi-tv-nerd-cred.  I don't care.  I was busy watching a million other brilliantly nerdy shows when "Lost" first premiered and haven't taken the time to go back and watch it since.  Get over it.

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