Saturday, May 20, 2006

Break from the airwaves

Ok, so from 1993 to 2001 I did not have a T.V. I had a sony watchman that I pulled out on special occasions. It was black and white and had a screen the size of a CD cover.

What did I do with all that time when I didn't have a T.V.? I read. I went out...yes, even on a school nite. SHOCK! I painted. I did things. My mind was quicker and more alert. I was creative.

So, I think that after the season finale of Desperate Housewives and American Idol, I'm turning it off. I would actually, physically remove it from my dwelling but I need it for DVD's. I have a portable DVD player, but I don't want to watch movies on a tiny screen.

I can be gluttonous about things sometimes. T.V. is one of those things I can be over indulgent on. And really, it contributes nothing to me except give me an opportunity to relate to colleagues and others who watch their favorite show. I think I've seen only a handful of Seinfeld episodes and Friends.

It was Alias that got me hooked. Now I'm bored with it. I didn't think I'd ever say that. This last season they kept switching the days around and interrupting the season to introduce new programs so I lost track and missed episodes.

Maybe, just maybe, if I can train myself well enough, I won't get back into it when the season picks up again in the Fall. And if I want to see T.V., I can go out to a bar or something and see it. I might not be able to hear it but I can see it.

Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion.
Moody Blues, Days of Future Past, 1967


Elizabeth Taylor said...

I'm with you on the TV. It will suck your brain out if you let it. It really helped me when I cancelled my cable because as we all know, there ain't much on the networks...

And thanks for the link!!

A Girl From Texas said...

No problem. I like your blog.