I do a lot of my blogging at work, and I finally took a few days off work. Thus, my online presence has been a bit lacking.
I needed a little break from work. I’ve been working over 70 hours a week. But now I’m back.
The gf and myself were having a discussion today about television, and how addicted most people are these days. She brought up seeing an SUV with two TVs.
During my time off, I did not watch any TV.
I woke up at 5 AM and started a fire in the fireplace so the woman wasn’t cold when she woke up. I made coffee. I sharpened my machetes and axes with a whetstone. (Actually, she sharpened her machete.)
I worked on my truck, planted a new row of turnips in the garden, took my tomato plants outside to enjoy the sunshine. I went fishing in my pond. We did all our laundry by hand and hung it out to dry.
I made a delicious roast duck with potatoes and carrots. Duck fat is one of the best things ever.
In the evenings we sat around the chiminea outside enjoying the fire and reading. I drank a few beers.
We cleared the brush around the pond to test the sharpness of our machetes.
There was no TV involved in all of this. And I enjoyed the hell out of my time off. What is the obsession with watching fake people and fake stories on a screen? People are putting TVs on the door of their fridge for gods sake. Really? Carry your ass outside. If I’m indoors, I must be sleeping.
I especially hate reality shows. Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of where-the-hell-ever, Mob Wives, Survivor……it’s horrible stuff. My mother was obsessed with John and Kate plus 8 and a few other reality shows. If I was visiting and happened to catch a few minutes I wanted to vomit.
Focus on yourself. If you are more concerned about which actress is cheating on which actor than you are about advancing you career and being the best you can be, your priorities are WAY out of whack.
Today’s tip from Dr. Illusion: Turn off your TV for a week. See how you like it. No sports, no sitcoms, no reality shows, nothing. Read a book. Go outside. Plant a garden. Go for a jog around the neighborhood (or the country in my case). Go fishing, if that’s your thing. Try having a conversation with your significant other, if applicable. Call your mom, you know you don’t talk to her enough. GET A LIFE.