Maybe It's Cancer

I don't know what it is, but something is definitely wrong. Maybe it's cancer; maybe I had a stroke. The fact is, my lifelong addiction to television is waning! That's right. I haven't been into TV at all this Fall. That's so not like me. What's wrong with me? Should I see a doctor?

I've had an unhealthy fondness for television for as long as I can remember. And now, with a couple small exceptions, I couldn't care less if I watch it at all. That's not right. I attribute a large part of who I am today to TV. I'm not ready to say goodbye.

Lately, when I sit down to watch a few sitcoms or reality shows, I get bored. They don't seem funny or entertaining to me. I'm not into any of the hour long dramas, so I can't comment on those. (I'm a "more is better" type, so given the opportunity, I'll always choose to watch two shows per hour instead of just one.)

Why couldn't this happen with one of my other unhealthy addictions, like my addiction to baked goods? That, I wouldn' t have minded so much. If this keeps up, I'll have to get a new unhealthy addiction to keep my life balanced. I don't want anything too damaging, just something to keep me entertained and mildly guilt-ridden.

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  1. Jill, It is time....cable is calling you!!! You will have a whole new world!!! Food network, TLC, Discovery....and many, many more!!!!

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  2. Ditto, to Julie's comment, and with the addition of Tivo...you can find yourself addicted to all the shows on cable that you had no idea you'd love, but then you can record them too, and anything else that looks mildly interesting, and then you can watch even more tv than ever...in less time, because you fast forward the commercials! I really can't believe that you don't have cable still...that's just crazy!

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  3. Jill, I never realized you are still on the basic network channels. What the hell are you thinking? Have I never born my testimony to you about the power of DVR?

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