Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Two Months, No Television....I feel smarter already!

It's probably just me, but I have not watched any television in over 2 months and I feel smarter already!  I am sure my vocabulary is improving.  I just know I've added a few IQ points in the last two months!  Don't get me wrong, I love watching TV.  I spend many hours watching TV when I am home, in Houston (or wherever I happen to be living).  When I am at the shore, I don't watch television.  Why?  Because I don't have a TV.  Well, I have a TV, but I can't get any stations because I don't have satellite or cable.  I do have a DVD player, and it has been used twice, by me, since I got here.  It did see daily action when the grandsons were here last week!  It was the only time they sat still every day, ahhhh.

How do you get a 31/2 year old and a nineteen month old to sit still for more than 5 minutes?  Put in that Thomas the Train dvd!

What do I do instead of watching television when I'm up here?  The short list is....read, watch the sunset, talk to my family, sit outside and visit with people, have dinner parties, play games and cards, think in complete sentences, talk some more, read email, think about things to blog about, and visit some more with everyone up here. 

A few of us, not watching television, just waiting for the sunset!
Since this has been the longest amount of time I've spent here at the shore it will also be the longest period of time I've gone without watching television.  I should be a genius by now......haha!  I have friends who give up TV for Lent, can I just count this as my Lenten sacrifice?  Probably not, because it hasn't even been a sacrifice.  I am always shocked when I go home and turn on a television after my hiatus.  When I watch it every day I become numb to the bombarding commercials and the amount of violence on TV.  It hits me directly when I get home and try to watch something.  Sadly, I become numb again until next year and my next TV vacation.  If only I had all the great people from the shore and those beautiful sunsets at home, I might never watch TV again.....

Just don't take my computer and internet away!


Starman said...

"When I am at the shore" Where would that shore be? That's the way New Jersey people describe the beach.

Lisa said...

Starman, the shore is in Nova Scotia on the Northumberland Strait. Not quite the Jersey shore!

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