I love “Project Runway.” I obsess about “Project Runway.” My favorite blog is “Project Rungay” so I can see the outfits close up, I scoured the Internet a couple weeks ago to see the Bryant Park collections ahead of time, I really, really want a talking Tim Gunn bobblehead doll. I wake up on Wednesdays happy to know I’m going to get a new episode.
Charter, I hate you.
“Project Runway” is on Bravo, Channel 63 on Charter, or at least it was up until this morning. I have my DVR set to tape it every week. When my husband decided he wanted to watch the “Heroes” he’d slept through earlier this week, I ran upstairs to watch my beloved show.
It wasn’t there.
They had some bizarre show with car chases and police officers. It was TruTV. Where the heck was my Bravo? Where were my designers? Where was my Tim Gunn?
I frantically flipped through all the channels. No Heidi Klum. No challenges to make a ballgown out of dryer lint and dental floss. No Bravo. My hands are shaking from withdrawal. It’s Wednesday, the most jampacked work day of the week. This is what gets me through it. I need my fix. It’s the top five and I so totally need to see Tim Gunn put that bitchy Kenley in her place.
I ran downstairs and commandeered the remote — upstairs gets basic cable, downstairs has more channels — and finally located Bravo on Channel 198. The DVR, meanwhile, was cluelessly recording Channel 63.
I missed the entire model switchup (what if this was last season and I missed out on an important Lauren move?) and most of the challenge announcement. And once I managed to convince the DVR that I really did want to record on another channel, I had to hand control of the TV back to my husband and re-watch “Heroes” while totally jonesing for my fashion fix.
OK, so it’s not high drama. It’s certainly not the end of the world. But sheesh, can I get a little warning when Charter decides to switch its channels around?
There’s really only one way to get revenge…
FiOS!!!! It can’t get here quickly enough.