One week with TV
Grew up in a family where TV didn't really play much of a part. Sure, we had a few, as well as cable, but the folks never got into watching it, and after MTV started sucking when I was like 15, I quit watching it. Ok, I watched Beavis and Butthead. I'll watch Southpark if it's on. If the Pittsburgh Penguins, Miami Hurricanes or Pittsburgh Steelers are playing, I'll watch. But I lived in my last apartment for almost 2 years honestly didn't turn it on to watch TV more than 5 times. I've been here for almost a year and have only watched “tv” about 4 times.
Until this week. I'm a pretty high strung neurotic type with a penchant for biting off more than I can chew. That doesn't leave a lot of time to sit down and watch TV. I don't know, I actually feel guilty if I watch TV for more than an 20 minutes. It's the same feeling you get when you don't have your seatbelt on.
This week I spent a lot of time sick, and reading wasn't working b/c I was I couldn't comprehend squat. So I watched tv a bunch. Law and Order, NYPD Blue, Arts & Entertainment (aka the Hitler Channel or the Serial Killer Channel).
Cialis commercials are from h3ll. What's up, seriuosly, with the Ron Jeremy Soundtrack in the background? Feminine Hygeine product commercials? OMG.
MTV is my favorite. It's like they Got Jerry Falwell, Gloria Steinem and a few other fringe folks to come up with what they censor. I mean, visually, a lot of pretty racy. But all the words that they bleep out? Bud? Come on. Trina and Trick Daddy videos.... how can you make those clean? Seriously? What frigging idiot sees a trick daddy video and says “Yes, we can run this, but we're going to need to clean it up a little”
I've quit drinking a few times ,currently I've quit for good. Never once regretted it because it's just not value added - at least not with my metabolism. A few times I've had a beer or two but make sure I cut it off early. Realized each time I wasn't missiing anything but problems. Bizarrely I have an even stronger aversion to TV now. I can see how people get hooked on it. It's easy to start watching and realize you just lost three hours. But at the end of it, Nothing gets done. nothing productive anyway.
I know, this is just one more thing that puts me out of the mainstream with most folks. But getting rid of the TV is probably one of the easiest productivity enhancers dollar for dollar. Now, if I could just get back to when I didn't have telephones around me ;-)
I know KC is a TV Avoider too - anyone else avoid it?