Two blog posts in one day? It better be something good!
Oh, it’s good alright. Great even.
If, like me, you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you will remember these fun-loving city-slickers:
But, if I were to tell you that watching ‘Life is Beautiful’ is like watching a feature-length episode of ‘Perfect Strangers’, what would you say to me?
I hope you’d say, “Don’t be ridi-cool-us”.
Since returning home from my travels to India and Nepal I have been extremely busy eating frogs.
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.
They were showing ‘Family Ties’, which seemed rather apt.
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.
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!
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.
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…
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!
Today is the first day of the rest of my life… but it’s also the first day I give up TV for 2 months! (List item number 14, courtesy of my bff, Tracey).
In fact, I tried to start the challenge yesterday, but forgot, and accidentally ended up watching The Morning Show (my loyalty to Larry Emdur shall henceforth never waiver). It included a very engaging piece on “Extreme Cougars” (and not the four-legged kind either). It was both disturbing and enthralling.
But that’s TV!
Of course, I was still reeling from missing the final episode of Neighbours for the year. I had my whole evening planned out and then my equally fanatical Neighbours fan of a friend’s tyre exploded in protest and I was stranded in Milsons Point.
Ok, so nobody uses tapes anymore… but I’m pretty sure I’ll be caught on a few digital recording devices when I appear on ‘The Price is Right’ at 5pm on Channel 7 tomorrow afternoon!
You will also catch my sister, looking suitably ridiculous in her matching tiara – fair punishment for sending me up there to my certain embarrassment!