Four years ago I found myself addicted to the presidential campaign. What an emotional roller coaster that was! Since then, I have taken on a new addiction to channel surfing. I realized the other night that there are perhaps 3 regular TV shows that I enjoy watching. In addition, I like to watch specials that PBS offers most often on their fundraising nights. Bernie and I watched a concert by Jackie Evancho the other night that was amazing. I said to Bernie, “This time we will NOT order the DVD!” We have ordered program DVD’s during their fundraisers before and we never watch them again. We have also ordered tickets to performances only to discover that we are too old to drive to St. Paul to a concert late at night and drive home at midnight.
What I am getting at, in a round-about way, is that there is rarely anything worth watching in the evenings on TV. So what I have been doing is cruising the 500 plus channels looking for something. It takes a long time to do that and I usually end up occupying a good hour with this activity. Another alternative is to go to bed at 7 pm which is a mistake I always realize at 2 am. A better choice would to read. I am half way through a history book and I intended to put the remote down last night and read it, but my addiction won out. This morning my intentions are fresh. Any of you that understand the nature of addictions know what will happen tonight.