Sunday, February 21, 2010
Tune in, Turn off
I'm typing this post in bright red nail polish, something I never wear. In fact, I never paint my nails at all. They range from short and neat, at best, to something reminiscent of a shipwreck victim stranded on a deserted island. This red nail polish is one of several things that has come of our sacrifice during Lent. We gave up TV, or at least the bulk of our TV watching. We've decided to allow ourselves limited access on the weekends to avoid boredom induced spending/eating. For some people giving up TV wouldn't be much of a big deal. I understand that. A lot of people have told me that they're giving up booze. Their booze is my TV. I could give up drinking permanently and wouldn't miss it, but I cannot truly imagine what my life would look like with no TV. Seriously, don't even try to out-TV me. I've seen it. Yes, even that. I love it, commercials and all. I think the fact that I have such a strong addiction to the tube makes it the perfect thing to sacrifice. Before last Wednesday, I would have it on all the time, even when I wasn't watching. I would continue to watch TV well past the point of not finding anything on that interested me. I would complain about not having time to do any of the things that I wanted to do, but then sit down and watch TV for two and half hours.