Ok, I admit it. My name is Misty and I am a TVaholic. “Hi Misty!!” I watch entirely too much television, and most of it is crappy reality shows. I get somewhat complacent during the summer months because there are really only a few shows that I watch during that time period, and I start getting lazy about my TV watching. I start doing things like making plans to go out with people. Spending more time with my children. Going to bed early and getting a good night’s sleep.
Well, thank goodness that madness has now come to an end! I am now back off the wagon for my TV addiction. The Fall TV season is upon us people!!
If you are like me, you anxiously await the fall edition of Entertainment Weekly. You know the one. The one I subscribe to the entire magazine for. The one I wait through 51 less worthy editions to arrive at my home sometime in early September. The one that when I finally get it in the mail, I run to my favorite chair, magazine in hand, and chart out every show that I plan to watch during the upcoming season. Pen and notebook in hand, I read through that magazine like it is the dead sea scrolls about to impart some much longed for wisdom. I slowly peruse the articles for the new shows to see if I may be interested in them. I see where they moved around my old shows, if they are now on different nights and times. I chart and graph and list. I start with Sunday and work my way through the week. I write down the time, the show name, the network and the start date. I do this for every single show that I want to watch. This way, I know if I have too many shows scheduled for one day and have to go up to the bedroom DVR to schedule any “extra” shows. I then make sure I program every single show with a season pass on my DVR so I don’t miss a single second of any of my TV shows.
See, the above list doesn’t even include 4 or 5 shows that I either already have scheduled and don’t need to list (The Soup, Top Chef, Project Runway, The Closer), or ones I added after I heard some good buzz (Up All Night, 2 Broke Girls) or a random show here or there that I schedule for the bedroom and probably won’t get to watch for a while (Unforgettable).
Ok, folks. Herein lies the problem. I have a full time job. I have 2 young boys. Granted, I don’t really have a social life, which is good for my TV watching addiction, but really there just are not enough hours in the day to watch every thing I want to watch and also do all the things that need to get done at work and around the house. My DVRs get very full very fast. This is a problem. How do I solve this problem?
Well, some might say that I just need to pare down the amount of television that I watch. To those silly people I say, “Pffftt!!” Those people are now dead to me. Really, what I need to do is either work less or spend less time with my children. Or do less housework. Or all three!!!
Yes, I do feel that I just need to make more time for my one true love . . . that glowing, speaking beauteous creature sitting in my living room and giving me the pure joy of distraction and saturation in another less hectic and stressful world. I think that will be the solution. And more wine. Obviously. Ahh, yes . . . I feel I am well on my way to being cured.
What are your addictions? How do you find extra time in the day for them?