Saturday, December 09, 2006

Television Addiction

As I said in my previous post, I’ve been watching television to wind my brain down and get my mind off work. Unfortunately, I’ve spent far too much of my at home time trying to wind my brain down that way instead of reading all of my back issue of Discover Magazine and Spectrum and perhaps doing some chores. At any given point this year I have watched Eureka, Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Monk, Psych, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Heroes, Studio Sixty on the Sunset Strip, Supernatural, Ugly Betty, Jericho, House, Medium, Lost, and probably more that I’ve forgotten. And that’s not counting the cable reruns of various cartoon series that I watch when nothing else is on. I don’t think I’ve had this much of a problem since I was a kid, before my Mom started the “one hour of television a day” rule. (I once tried to list all of the TV shows I had ever watched. It was next to impossible. I think I watched about 90% of the shows listed on the first three pages here and about half the ones listed on the first three pages here. I have to wonder how much smarter I would be if I hadn’t watched so much TV).

So I’ve been trying to pare down. I think I have a few months before season 3 of Avatar begins, so after the hiatus, I hope to be down to Heroes with the occasional guilty pleasure of Supernatural. I just need to remember to turn off the TV when the show is over and turn on my music when I want a little background noise.

Of course, as I'm writing this, I'm watching Bourne Identity on USA. I can quit any time I want! I swear!


My poor neglected blog! I miss it so! I've been busy at work lately, so much of what I've had to rant about has been work related. And since I don't blog about work, I've been bottling up that anger and frustration rather than pouring it out online. Or, maybe, perhaps, I've been burdening my coworkers with my rants instead of burdening the blogsphere. Either way, I'm sure it's perfectly healthy.

I haven't much been in the mood to rant about or laugh at the news (Iraq is bad. Bush pisses me off. The Republicans forgot how to be all of the things I liked about Republicans, and the Democrats manage to suck in a less specfic way than the Republicans, so they won the election. Moving on.)

To distract myself from the news and work, I've been watching way too much fictional television, which doesn't exactly stimulate creative thought. Well... sort of. That's a different post.

So, anyway. I know some people seem to use this blog as a gauge of whether or not I'm still alive (my phone starts to ring if I go more than week without posting). I assure you, I am. I've just been... busy.