Saturday, March 12, 2011

This Facebook Fast started something...

I have found that I really don't miss Facebook at all and was even able to log-in to send a couple of messages (to those I don't normally email).

I didn't stay online to update my status or comment on a photo or check anybody else's page.

I had no need to!

Since I was able to conquer a dependence on Facebook, I asked myself...what's next?

Television.

I have never been one to get into television shows. I had absolutely no idea what anybody was talking about throughout the entire LOST mania. I have never seen an episode of Desperate Housewives. The last television show I watched every week and missed when it went-off the air was Ugly Betty. I promise myself every year that I won't get into Dancing with the Stars, but I always end-up watching just enough of the results show every week in order to know what's going on.

However, even though I don't follow many shows, I still feel like that darned thing is always on.

And I am going to change that right now.

Back when I was working, I was pretty much home only to sleep. I didn't have hours of my day to do "nothing" as I do now. And that TV will be on.

I am going to leave the television completely off this week, with a few rare exceptions. (Such as Cheyenne Jackson appearing on Glee or 30 Rock!)

I mean...King of Queens reruns never stop being hilarious, Say Yes to the Dress, for some reason, is terribly addicting, and I have never been one to pass-on a "give me back my baby" movie marathon on Lifetime.

But, none of these are enriching my life in any way. I get that. And I don't need to watch shows like Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood
so I can know what Ron Howard thinks of the Charlie Sheen situation.

There are books to be read. There are conversations with friends to be had. There are stories and pages of dialogues to be written.

If it's true that television rots your brain, I am ready to find that out.

(And if I find myself really enjoying this "no tv" thing, I am kind of nervous about what I'll end-up giving-up next. I don't know if I'm quite ready to function without running water.)

Diana Rissetto

And just like Beth dying in Little Women...

...the episode of Little House on the Prairie when Albert dies?

It never gets any easier. Ever.