January 27, 2007: I open the ipod box and start to figure out how the whole itunes purchasing works. I had been told that 24, the TV series, was very good, so, I thought this could be my first purchase. I risked, and purchased all of season 1 (they were in season 6 at the time). I think I made the purchase at about 11:00 PM and had a flight the next morning with Brad and Schlaud (two friends doing a scout trip with me for a mission).
January 28, 2007: “Ding” the airplane bell rang, indicating it was now safe to turn on portable electronics. I pulled out the ipod, plugged in the ear buds and began episode one, season one of 24. Within 15 minutes I turned to Schlaud and said, “I’m hooked.”
April 14, 2007: I was completely caught up with 24 and ready to watch the last 4-5 episodes of season 6. I wasn’t lying when I said I was hooked. Many a night I found myself going to bed at 11:00 and watching not one, not two, but sometimes three episodes of 24.
S0, the writers strike of 2008 had me extremely bummed out about 24 (thus we’ve had a year and a half hiatus from 24).
January 11 and 12, 2009: It’s back and as good as ever. Ahhh, the adrenaline is flowing and I am very, very happy to have this little indulgence. I don’t mind you confronting me about idols, adrenaline addiction, etc.; but please don’t call to do so on Mondays between 9:00 and 10:00 PM.
I’m going dark!
P.S. I have Wescott to thank for the addiction, he pushed it on me!