August 12, 2008 @ 9:48 pm by sean
The thing about TV is that it’s so easy. You sit down, turn it on, and you’re in another reality. Even with magazines, literature’s closest analog to the TV, one is still perfectly aware they are reading because they have nothing else to do – if that is in fact, why one is reading the magazine. Sure, one can get “lost in a book,” but books usually take much more effort than TV, which, of course, makes them worthwhile. Sitting here, reading my magazine, I get now why people watch TV, they are trying to avoid this.
A spouse seems to work much the same, which I also now get and see what is trying to be avoided. When nearly all your close friends suddenly leave the city/state/country you still have something to fall back on. There is a guaranteed friend just waiting at home. What a shame then it seems so many spouses are waisted on watching TV with them. And beating one’s person combo record on Indestructo Tank AE. I’m at 50 something on only a few tries.
So far, it’s not so bad that I’d rather run out and get a TV or a spouse than sit here and think about what I’d be doing if all my friends didn’t run out and get spouses.
Fortunately, there’s Ted. Similar to, but better than TV, and possibly a spouse.
Unfortunately, writing on an internet blog to no one about two of the reasons why I’m sitting here with nothing to do only reinforces all the reasons why I’m sitting here with nothing to do and none of the reasons I have plenty to do.
There is more than one view on the posts that load on this page, they must also have nothing to do.