Stay tuned! Don't touch that dial! That's right, this week's Ten on Tuesday topic is . . . Things to Do Instead of Watching TV. I think we need a soundtrack. . .
Now. I don't watch all that much television. Oh, sure. I have my thing for Don Draper Mad Men.
And I'm really looking forward to the next Project Runway season (this Thursday, folks!).
And, yeah, those Glee kids have totally stolen my heart.
But. I tend to watch television on MY terms. The tv is never just turned on for "background noise." Tom and I rarely just turn on the tv and surf. (I can't make this claim for Brian, however. He's a bored 18-year-old on summer vacation. He heads into the man-cave that is my family room and watches plenty of crap that is, unfortunately, targeted to his demographic.) Anyway. I don't watch tv news, I don't watch sports (except hockey sometimes), I don't watch daytime shows, I don't watch talk shows, I don't watch commercial television (sorry Don Draper). I do, though, watch DVDs of tv shows; I watch episodes on my computer; I use my DVR and record things to watch later (without commercials). So I can't claim a tv-free existence -- but I can claim to watch tv the way I want to watch it.What do I suggest for things to do BESIDES watching tv? Well. . .
- Knit (although you can do this while watching tv, too. . .)
- Go outside and take a walk
- Play in the garden
- Do a workout; get moving
- Cook dinner for your family
- Enjoy a glass of wine on the patio
- Play with your dog
- Set your DVR or order from Netflix or visit your local library . . . so you can watch what you want. . . when you want to watch it. . .later.