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Television, I hereby promise to never leave you again

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Television, I hereby promise to never leave you again

After two full months of television avoidance I can now say that I am officially back on the juice!

My 1-year-old nephew helped me break the drought yesterday morning when he was chewing on the remote and accidentally turned on the TV. Upon the realisation that I could (finally) watch TV again, I came rushing to the lounge – toy zebra in arms  and eyes glued to the screen.

TV Time

They were showing ‘Family Ties’, which seemed rather apt.

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Easy peasy no teeveesy

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Easy peasy no teeveesy

47 days. That’s how long it’s been since I last watched TV.

That means there are 15 days left to go.

Quite a few people have asked me how I’m faring at this particular challenge, so I thought I’d give you all an update.

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Serenity Now!

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Serenity Now!

For the second day in a row, Andy is sitting beside me watching a YouTube video of NFL players being ridiculously dubbed.

It’s hilarious. I know this, of course, because he’s cackling away to himself like some sort of half-deranged hyena.

I find this cruel in the extreme because I’m still 23 days away from being allowed to watch television in any form (not that anyone’s counting) and I wanna see!

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Television-impaired

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Television-impaired

Lisa: Maggie, come to the one you love best…

Today marks the halfway point in my ‘No TV Challenge‘. Although the challenge, set by my dastardly friend Tracey, offered me the option of splitting it into two single months rather than one long, consecutive stretch, I want to get this baby over and done with!

My old favourite, Neighbours, started back this week and of course I wasn’t there to see it. Thankfully, due to the joys of that other time-sucker (the Internet) I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. Nevertheless, I do feel more than slightly compelled to break my TV ban – just for the day – to catch up on the Ramsay street antics.

But I won’t.

No, I shall remain strong.

Wonka No TV

Are you surprised that I’ve managed to last this long without TV? I find it completely out of character that I’ve barely even complained! (At least, compared to my usual level of complaining). Perhaps I didn’t love television so much after all…

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Remote control

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Remote control

It is at about this time of day that I might usually tune into good old Dr Phil.

Instead, Andy has commandeered the TV, and (with just a hint of a smirk) informed me that “I’m going to be watching a documentary on the TV so don’t come out”.

Good! I’ll just sulk in here instead then!

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