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Where does the good go

Television

A few years ago, I did the unthinkable. I gave up TV for the month before my birthday.
There was no grand plan, back then, I just plugged the TV out and went to sleep.
I was cranky and miserable and bitter for weeks, to the point where I almost said “nuts to this!” But I stuck it out, wrote some interesting stories, solved a few global problems AND learned something about myself.I repeated the experiment the following year, but this time I built in so many exceptions to my non-TV watching that really the only thing I sacrificed was watching Sports and once I decided poker wasn’t really a Sport, I’d really accomplished nothing.
I didn’t even bother going through the motions last year.
But the season approaches again and I’m thinking of taking the Dawn Summers Summer Blackout Challenge again. Lord knows I’m behind on my novel reading, my screenplay writing and any one of a million other things I can do with the seven hours a day I spend watching television.
Well, the gauntlet has been thrown.
Will I pick it up?

7 Responses to “Television”

  1. Joe-Unimpressed Says:

    Only if you mistake it for the remote.

    And hard to be that impressed with the feat when it’s all repeats anyway!

  2. Dawn Summers Says:

    oh, Traveler will be new all summer long!
    Plus, starter wife and army wives and wpt and poker after dark and…yeah, who am I kidding. thanks, joe.

  3. Joe-Unimpressed Says:

    How big is your TiVo? And if you can a wireless adaptor for your TiVo, you can just download each one to your computer… THEN WATCH IT ON YOUR COMPUTER AND YOU’RE NEVER HAVE TO PLUG IN THE TV!!!!

  4. Casca Says:

    Have you discovered America’s Cup yacht racing? Fabulous!

  5. Pearatty Says:

    I’ll boycott TV with you. And that is no small thing. After the Sopranos is over, of course.

  6. Dawn Summers Says:

    FECK! I was so gonna do it…but i needed to start june 8th…no way am i missing the sopranos finale…crazy talk! well…that settles it…

  7. Pearatty Says:

    C’mon, right after the Sopranos — we can do it!

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