I was reading Tessie's blog today and of course laughing my hiney off when I got to thinking...... My two best college friends and I are way different, at least when it comes to the brain-sucking machine known as television. Tess talked about our other friend Carla (not a blogger, yet) and their love of TV, and believe me, love is an understatement. I can remember in college, I would go over to Tess's apt. (we lived across the courtyard from each other) and I knew exactly where she would be on a Saturday afternoon (or any afternoon for that matter), in her PJ pants watching TV with the dead ivy hanging from the ceiling.
Not me, I am a doer, I do not sit still for long at all. Even when the TV is on, I am not just sitting and watching it, I am ironing (I know, totally June Cleaver) or cleaning or doing something. I just can't stand to just sit there (another piece of evidence for my self-diagnosis of OCD). Tessie and Carla on the other hand, could win for marathon TV watching, not saying that they are lazy, but they have no problem just sitting there for hours watching TV. When the three of us get together, they go on and on about there shows and I just listen and absorb, which catches me up to the rest of the world.
I am not really sure where my lack of obsession with TV comes from, maybe it is because my parents (mainly my dad) wouldn't let us watch TV when we were kids. We could watch 1 hour a night and that was IF our homework was done. And what we watched on TV was definitely monitored. Part of me is really glad that I don't like TV, because it can suck you in, for evidence of this, see Tessie's list of shows she is currently watching. I don't even know what DVR season pass is! When we moved, our new satellite company gave us two DVRs, we have maybe 10 things on it right now, and we are just figuring out the whole pause TV so you can skip the commercials thing (I kind of like commercials). My hubby likes TV, he definitely watches it more than I do, but unfortunately it is mainly the hunting channel, especially this time of year. Have you ever watched anything more boring than two guys in a deer stand? Oh wait, maybe paint drying.