Thus, I downed a pound of shrimp with cocktail sauce as an appetizer before the hockey game (Cornell @ Quinnipiac, CBS College Sports Network, channel 242 on Ithaca's Time Warner Cable) started! Of course, after an appetizer like that, who needs more food? I'll probably have some salad in a bit during the intermission.
I appreciated all of the suggestions of what to do with the shrimp, and on a night when I have more energy, I'll try some of the other tasty-sounding options. :-)
More good news: last night's "Fringe" and "Grey's Anatomy" are both on Hulu, so I can watch easily.