Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hogging My Time

I've never been big on watching TV. Sure, I'm addicted to Survivor, but I think I missed an entire season here recently. I don't even turn the thing on during the day.

I have watched daytime TV in the past and let me tell you, it is BAD. Really bad. Even the content on the cable channels stinks.

So much for me being a soap opera watching housewife, huh?

Until I discovered all the shows I could choose to watch on my Kindle, using Amazon Prime (prime members can stream many shows and movies to the Kindle for free).

I got tired of playing my word search game one day and decided to check out the offerings. I've watched a few movies and most of the television shows (the free ones, anyway) aren't really things that might interest me.

However, I did decide to check out "Parks and Recreation" which was on a few years back. It's a sitcom starring Amy Pohler of SNL fame. I had seen some of the previews years ago and thought it looked kind of amusing, but didn't really have the time or inclination to get into it.

But on my Kindle, I could watch the shows, for free, anytime I felt like it. With no commercials... I'm pretty much a sucker for free and convenient. I ended up watching all 5 seasons.

Then, I decided to watch the pilot episode of "Friday Night Lights". I wondered what all the hype about this show was back when it aired on broadcast TV. The pilot really didn't reel me in much, but then I had to see what happened in the next episode. And we all know where that can lead - like a gateway drug, I was sucked in and currently watching the 2nd season.

I'll watch it 'til the end, because I'm a little OCD like that. These free shows are eating up all my free time - as if I had so much free time to spare anyway, right?

I need to start pacing myself if I ever hope to get anything accomplished around here. The insidious boob tube via Kindle is taking over here and I'm getting a bit worried. I don't have much time to read or blog or fold laundry or even have a quick nap, you know, all the important things in life.

Sooo, if you wonder where I am, just know I am wasting my life on watching whatever I can get my hands on from Amazon Prime. If this keeps up, I'll have to join AAA too (that's Amazon Addicts Anonymous, not the car thingy).

I really need a life. Until then, have a happy Tuesday my hooligans. I'll check in again when I pry my eyeballs off the portable time waster.



  1. I know how addicting it can be. If I could get off FB and Pinterest, I might accomplish something around here. My laundry is piling up (clean) to be folded and here I sit.

  2. Yeah, I hear ya. I mean internet porn totally takes up 90% of my day...

  3. I can relate. I did the same thing (via Netflix streaming) with Numb3rs and Sons of Anarchy.

    Weeds jumped the shark (for me) in season 2, so I didn't bother with the rest. I'm still working my way through the older seasons of 30 Rock.

    You are definitely not alone!


  4. Weeds? Wait, I have that all queued up and ready to go in Netflix. Maybe it can wait.

    I am starting to see more and more people just skip regular TV altogether and only watching things via the Internet (Hulu, Netflix, etc). I'm not sure I'm ready for that, but I do understand how easily you can lose 5 hours in a day off of commercial free goodness.

  5. Getting on a thing and sticking with is is really satisfying. I just bet you know when it's time to take a break and find out about life outside the box.