The DVR is a beautiful invention and without it and my on-demand services from Verizon FiOS I don’t think I’d ever watch television due to our busy schedules.
With two teenagers in the house and four very different tastes in programming, we seem to have a list of shows which are for me and my wife, my son and I or for the whole family.
More than once Laura and I have sat down and asked ourselves, “Do we have anything WE can watch?”
This morning as I realized I had not written my monthly post for my #VZWBuzz and #LifeOnFiOS commitments, I took a quick scroll through our DVR and was shocked to see the PILE of recorded shows we already have.
I took this photo as I was writing this post. 46% full? That is crazy right there 🙂
Like most families, we have lots of commitments. Dylan is running cross country, Emily is doing drama club and dance and Laura is involved with the local community chorus. On top of that, I’m doing a bunch of traveling (last week to Lynda.com outside of Santa Barbara and next week to Seattle to speak at Pix 2015) while teaching and Laura has a lot going on at work.
Needless to say, we are busy and not watching much television.
A couple of weeks ago, I realized that new shows would be arriving and I had yet to set any of them to record. Since I didn’t know when any of the shows were going to be on I decided to use the Verizon FiOS Mobile app to quickly search by name and set up all of our DVR recordings.
So, what is the Chapman Family hoping to watch this fall?
Blindspot – One of the only new shows that everyone is looking forward to.
The Bastard Executioner – I’m a huge Kurt Sutter fan and have high hopes for this. So far it is dragging, but I’m hoping it picks up.
Fear the Walking Dead – I wasn’t sure about this one, but now I’m hooked. Always makes me wonder how prepared I am for any sort of “happening.”
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Emily and I watch this to fuel our wanderlust. I hate having to wait to watch it with her, but I love the conversations and dreams that come from watching it together.
Heroes Reborn – There are high hopes for this in our home because I loved the original and my kids are curious about the new.
As I scan through our scheduled recordings, we’ve also got episodes of Best Time Ever, Public Morals, Limitless and The Muppets to watch. Plus, there are some family favorites of NCIS, Law & Order and The Big Bang Theory also queuing up.
Part of me hates that FiOS Quantum TV gives us so much space on our DVR since I know we are never going to watch all that we are recording.
But, then again I didn’t like the old way of being forced to watch something so we didn’t lose it. I can deal with having a backlog. 🙂
Have you watched any of these shows? What are your thoughts so far?
Not that we have the time, but any shows that you think we must watch if we ever find the time?
Disclosure: As a Verizon #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Blogger and #LifeOnFiOS Influencer, I’m given product and services in return for writing original digital lifestyle content each month. All thoughts, opinions and poor television show choices are my own 🙂
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When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”
Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.
Official bios and headshots can be found below.
Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…
Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.
If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.
With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters and HBO.
I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.
Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.
I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.
I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.
I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.
On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.
I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.
I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.
Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.
Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.
To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.
C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.
He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better. C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).
C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.
C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.
He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.
I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.
I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.
Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.
With that in mind, my mailing address is:
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