Sunday, May 11, 2008

How to Have a Successful Career in Your Spare Time: Lesson 3

Lesson #3: Kill your television
We've established that I'm not in the running to be the next Iron Chef or Bachelorette. That's ok with me. You'd be surprised how much longer the day is when television ceases to be part of it. Anything worth watching is available on youtube anyway. And the money you save on cable can be redirected toward more interesting stuff...like bikes. 
Of course, I miss a lot of pop culture references not watching tv (actually, I wouldn't say that I miss them) and don't have anybody to tell me how to dress or spend my money...but I seem to be getting by just fine without that. 

4 Comments:

Blogger Emma said...

I've long been interested in the TV debate. I think TV is often overlooked or under-rated in terms of an artform. Yes, there's a lot of junk there, but, there are also a lot of writers, actors, directors, etc, striving to make actual beautiful/smart/moving work for this type of media.

The problem is the form of access, I believe. People don't think of TV shows like they do movies, ie: pick one they think they'll like for whatever reason and make an event out of the viewing; instead TV, with its 24/7 spew of entertainment, has become filler, or, as you say, time waster.

The answer is, I suppose, choosing the shows for you and getting the DVDs....

May 17, 2008 at 5:16:00 AM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

You raise a very good point, Emma. Anything worth watching is available on youtube OR DVD. I do, actually, enjoy some movies and tv shows.

May 18, 2008 at 10:30:00 PM MDT  
Blogger BikingBakke said...

"Of course, I miss a lot of pop culture references not watching tv (actually, I wouldn't say that I miss them) and don't have anybody to tell me how to dress or spend my money...but I seem to be getting by just fine without that."

This excludes your new "not when you're with me glasses" right?

May 21, 2008 at 5:00:00 PM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

who needs 'what not to wear' when you're around!

May 21, 2008 at 5:36:00 PM MDT  

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