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Why I Watched
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lwveggie From: lwveggie Date: October 15th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When I lived alone, I had a wood-panelled television from the 1970s that lost reception every time a train went by, which was fairly often as I lived downtown by the Amtrak station. Needless to say, I watched very little television. I painted and read and wrote and was generally a fairly creative individual.
Then I moved in with M, who happened to be quite in tune with his TiVo. Soon, he was recording shows for my benefit (which is oddly romantic, at least in our home). It didn't take long until my days ran along a fairly rigid routine of work, dinner, television, repeat.
Last week our television set was stolen. I can honestly say that I have been more creative in the last seven days than I had been in over a year. We're trying to decide if we should use our insurance money to buy a new television, or just put it towards our honeymoon.
Not to say that there aren't wonderful programs out there, but they seem to be few and far between, and it's pretty easy to mindlessly flow from one program to the next.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 15th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was sorry to hear about the break-in. But you may have a point. There's little chance of my following more than one or two shows, if that, given our schedule and lack of TiVo or equivalent. I do recall, though, that in the time when I did watch more, I whiled away a lot of time watching that would have been better spent doing.
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