I’ve fallen off the wagon, good and proper. Things here at the Homestead have been quiet, too quiet, dangerously quiet; and upon some deep consideration, we’ve gone cable. As in TV that is. We’re not locked into a contract so if I find it’s detrimental to my well-being, off it goes, but in the meantime, it’s added a delightful variation to the boring ho-hum of my time alone at the house. It’s been almost seven years since we’ve had a TV in the house. I think if you took all our 32 years of marriage we’ve only had TV for maybe ten years or less, even/especially when the children were young.
Oh dear, what an education I’ve been getting! Speaking of education, my brand new TV informs me that I need these Sylvania Ultra light bulbs for Howard’s head lights. I can see 50% farther and 35% wider with them in the darkness. On the wish list they go. And, did you know – for the sake of bettering the education systems in your state, you are encouraged, highly encouraged to play the Lottery. It is akin to jury duty; your Civic duty to play the numbers, so to benefit the children of this decade. (Yes, that is SO not going to happen.)
Reality shows?!! Oh my goodness. What is it with all these unrealistic TV shows and America’s fascination with them? Talk about losing your common sense, and they have multitudes of varieties to watch for every genre you can think of. Most bordering on insane – what were they thinking? Have you ever looked at a photograph and wondered if it was true or if it has been photo-shopped? I think most of these shows are like that, and lack any real substance. Sigh. . . Okay, I am going public and admit I did watch one show, because I was curious – what would a show about finding Sasquatch look like? Nothing – it looked like a big nothing. I have yet to find out what a Honey Boo Boo is, but according to my hairdresser, it’s something about a young child who once danced on a bar and became famous? Not sure how correct I have that story, and truthfully, not sure I even care to find out. Honesty compels me to admit, I do like my Alaska State Troopers, from a totally educational viewpoint, of course. Did you know Alaska has a law that states if you kill an animal and leave the meat, it is considered “Wanton Waste” and you may have up to a $10,000 fine and two years in jail. If you’ve committed an unintentional kill, it is still better to call the authorities than to leave the scene. The food goes to charity organizations and gives help to those in need. Huh. Valuable information I might someday need to know, right? And the Food Network? Oh my – I think I’m in love.
This may be a wise move on my part, especially if I make good use of the rowing machine that I have plunked down in front of the screen. Doing more exercises can be beneficial – better than sitting in front of my computer screen, right? But at the moment, it’s going to be another 60 degree day and a walk to the park with Buzz is in order. The TV remains as a last resort, not the first. Speaking of Buzz, he hasn’t gotten used to the sounds of the TV. Every time a dog barks or whines, or a doorbell rings, he gets all up-side down, it’s kind of funny to watch him. Yes, those head-tilts get me every time.
Tell us, what are your views on TV watching? Any guidelines or suggestions you can share with us? Any good ideas on what to watch that is wholesome and worthy of viewing?
Psalm 101:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of them who turn aside [from the right path]; it shall not grasp hold of me.