I thought it might be a good idea to take advantage of my wife leaving me home alone while she was in Mexico to watch some TV. After all, she controls the TV. Normally, I let her watch mostly whatever she wants and I read with earmuffs on so I don’t hear anything. Then we just find something of hers that I can at least tolerate while we eat meals, since me reading with earmuffs on during meals is frowned upon.
Some of her shows are decent. House Hunters International, Holmes on Homes (or Holmes Inspection), Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, Psych and a few others like that are actually shows I don’t mind watching. Most times I still put on the earmuffs and read, but occasionally I’ll watch, especially during meals when I’m not allowed to read. Even beyond the shows I’d actually consider watching, some are still okay and I’m not as morally opposed to them. I don’t really watch shows like Grimm or Jane by Design, but they aren’t bad. Some, however, are pretty bad. Think things like Toddlers and Tiaras, Dance Moms, and Say Yes to the Dress are among the most frightening shows I’ve ever seen.
Regardless, it seemed like a good idea while she was gone to watch some of the shows she absolutely refuses to watch. Good idea, right?
Well, I thought about this…but then I realized that I spend so little time watching TV normally that I’m not sure what I’d really want to watch. She hates South Park, but I haven’t watched an episode in a while and don’t really feel like getting back into the show now. She isn’t fond of Family Guy either, but I think I’ve seen all the new episodes already (watched online on Hulu while eating and my wife wasn’t around). I think I’d rather just keep reading.
Thus, I’m making pretty poor use of my time alone. Really, I’m doing the same thing I would if she was here, I just don’t need to use the earmuffs.
Man…I’m kind of a boring person.