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Is it Seasonal Affective Disorder or what ........?

Posted Sunday, December 9, 2007, at 8:42 PM

Is TV boring, predictable or too filthy to even watch by yourself? I look at the TV line-up and find it VERY difficult to find something I can watch with my family that isn't embarrassing, gross, boring or depressing.

I end up sitting at this computer doing work or surfing for ideas about my hobbies, but lately my hobbies and work are blending together so I have decided it is time to become more disciplined about separating them.

Years ago I loved photography and thought I would like to make it a career. That is, until I lived it, slept it, and could not make time to live a real live outside of it. The end result was that I sold my darkroom, most of my equipment and did not pick up a camera for almost 15 years.

I love gardening, but I almost made the mistake of developing it as a livelihood too. Whew, close call! At least now I can still get away from all the rest by reading, planning and talking about the soil, plants, the weather.

Now if it would just RAIN!

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Well the show Chuck was a really good show, but I have a bad feeling it was cancelled due to a good storyline.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Dec 10, 2007, at 10:40 AM

We got rid of cable/satellite..Spent the money on a subscription to ESPN, the Tennessean and an antenna installed by Kincaid's. My husband picks up a T-G on the way home on Fridays(for auctions:-)). I treat myself to a new book every week or so and I bought a book on how to crochet. I have completed several afgans, scarves, hats (some for gifts, some laughable!) I watch a little news until I get depressed and I really like to watch a House rerun on Mondays and a new episode on Tuesdays. There's always a football game or five on Sundays and Nascar at least half the season (the radio will pick up the other half). I honestly can't say I will ever pick up either cable/satellite again. I can go to the library if I need the internet. My jacks love it because we play more that we used to.

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Mon, Dec 10, 2007, at 11:18 AM

Did not know that Chuck was canceled. One of the few that I would tune in to since it was entertaining without a lot of gore or excessive violence.

I may have to renew some gardening magazines and was thinking today that I have not read a novel in a long time.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Dec 10, 2007, at 1:58 PM

I read The 5th Vial last week. Pretty good medical/mystery novel, albeit a mindless kind of book. There wasn't much to keep up with. I'm finishing up some classes at Tech and couldn't afford to get into a deep read.

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Mon, Dec 10, 2007, at 2:44 PM

Know what show I miss? Firefly:( That was so well written, acted and produced. All the music, atmosphere and incredible plot was so enticing, that too got cancelled after 1 season.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Dec 10, 2007, at 6:16 PM

Maybe the writers' strike will bring out the full run (in order,please!) of series that might have had the plug pulled too soon or left unaired.

Instead,I'm afraid it'll mean a lot of dreck will be hauled out as filler and good shows (old and new) will die off because the storylines won't get to evolve normally and maintain loyal audiences.

After a while,people just write fan fiction in their heads as they do the laundry.

It's called getting a life.

Once that nasty precedent has been set,the folks behind the programming will have to find something a LOT more enticing than good books,interesting projects,community involvement,family time,etc. to lure us back in front of the television to hear them hawk Fruity Oaty Bars.

(It'll have to be better than what folks make themselves on YouTube as well.)

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Dec 14, 2007, at 11:51 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.