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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

TV vs LAZINESS

I don't know if YOU experience the same thing, but I find the more TV I watch, the less good I feel. I won't say BAD, I'll just say I get lazier. The mood sinks and my ambition level is way low. Low would actually be higher than what my mood could be measured at. What's lower than low?????????? Empty???? Can you have an empty mood???? Hmmm.... I should have paid more attention in English class.....

Anyhoo..... I'm not talking about the all the bad things talked about on the news or current events that show the awful side of humanity,  they ARE bad enough.

I'm talking about the fact that, while I am cracking up to Brooklyn 99, I am sitting there doing nothing. It seems I have a limit to how much TV I can watch before I start losing my desire to do stuff. I'm sure it has something to do with endorphins or special radiationism, obviously, over the years I KNOW it affects me and my attitude. The less I watch, the more time I spend doing something else. The funny thing is, when I am busy, I don't really miss the television that much. Yes, there are some programs I enjoy and try to catch when they are on, but as a whole, my life is better with just a few hours a week.

I'll admit to dropping Comcast over a year ago now, and I don't miss it at all. The few good shows I saw that were only on cable, can be seen online or quickly forgotten. The role of TV seems to be that of a time-killer. I guess the older we get, the more time-sensitive we get, but I don't need any more ways to have the days go by more quickly! Is June already over??????????? Ugh.....

Sometimes, though, despite this knowledge, the 55" flatscreen comes on and stays on. I have no explanation for this except I plead stupididityy. Why, if you KNOW something is not so good for you, do you do it anyway??? It can be very frustrating, and also a good excuse to go get some ice cream. And chips. And candy....

Yes, I understand that a great drama can have a positive effect on the soul. A good Stallone movie can make you want to run up a flight of stairs and drink eggs for breakfast. (... or not!)  A sappy romance can bring tears of sadness or joy. I've spent many weekends crying a river from the films-I-treasure-most-on-a-bluesy-day collection. Sleepless in Seattle, Serendipity...
 
... Field of Dreams (OK, NOT a romance but how can you contain yourself when Ray has a catch with his dad????????????), Kate & Leopold, Deja Vu, just to name a few of the titles that have been part of a marathon to help cure a mopey mood. 
 
It's obvious I have no prescription or cure for this affliction. I enjoy a certain amount of Fantasyland, and movies or TV shows can put me there for a little while. Like many things that are good in small doses, TV for ME is only good in small doses!

Maybe, next time I'll use that kitchen timer.... 

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