Monday, April 30, 2007

A week without the Tube

TV TurnOff Week really wasn't THAT big of a challenge.

I have to admit that I DID cheat on two occasions. Well, I CHEATED once and then ended my week a day early.

Friday night I watched the second hour of AC360 at 11pm. AC was doing a special about a "code of honor" that encourages some African American youths to "Stop Snitchin'." Kind of a follow up to his 60 Minutes piece on the same subject. Then last night (Sunday) I did, in fact, watch three and a half hours of TV: The Amazing Race (I'll miss you Danny and Oswald), Small Space, Big Style (got a GREAT idea for THIS small space), Desperate Housewives (I KNEW Mrs. McClusky was not a murderer!) and P's favorite show Brothers and Sisters which I started out really hating, and have to admit that (thanx in large part to this guy) I'm starting to, if not enjoy, then at least get sucked into.

I can't say it was a life changing experience, not watching TV. I will say that it did make me think about HOW MUCH TV I watch... AND it made me realize that if I DO miss an episode of something here or there, it's not that big a deal. I'll definitely do it again next year.


Paul said...

Being "on the road" I've seen VERY little TV this past week. I'm not even sure what day it is!

I'm assuming that I'll get over it.

CondoBlogger said...

I'm honored you'd take time out from your trip to leave me a note! Hope you are having a GREAT time!

Matt said...

I rarely, if ever, watch TV in the first place ... I always feel out of it when people talk about shows since I have know idea what they're saying. If the TV is on, it's usually news or some special event or a movie.

Of course, I'm a big news/political junkie, so I spend those non-TV hours at the computer reading news sites and political blogs and personal blogs. So, one screen vs. another ...