Chicklets, I’m too busy watching TV to update this damn thing. Somebody gave me season 1 of an old TV show and of course it ended on a cliffhanger. I’ve been forced to rent season 2 and the only place I could find it made me rent the whole season and they’re only giving me a week. I am my father’s daughter and so I’m certainly not shelling out to keep it for a second week, when all I have to do to save the eleven bucks is watch 20 hours of TV in the next six days! Come on!
This is why TV is the devil. You watch and you watch and you can feel your soul start shrinking and then you’re done and what do you have? Garrison Keillor agrees with me. I once read a piece of advice he gave to a newly-minted high school grad who wanted to travel the world but was too shy. Garrison said that traveling alone was a good way to learn self-reliance.
“This will free you from ever needing television,” he wrote, “and that will give you about 20% more of your own life to live. With this 20% bonus you can write books or raise kids or become a tycoon or anything else you want to do in this life. No kidding.”
He wasn’t kidding. He’s totally right. Pass the remote.