I was having a conversation with girlfriend Natasha this past weekend while we were running errands, grocery shopping and sitting at the laundromat.
She asked the question,
“How come we never sit home on a Saturday and watch TV all day?”
The answer was something like,
“Well…because both of us work full time, so we only have the weekends to get our stuff done – shopping, food prep, laundry. I have church and go visit mom every Sunday and you spend time with your daughter and are active in the reserves and whatever else.”
That tends to be how the weekends go unless something else is planned in advance. Saturday and Sunday always seem to be a flurry of things-to-do and the only time either of us watches TV all day is when we are A) not feeling well, laying prone, and that might be a stretch; B) multitasking with food prep and laundry; or C) lazy and not giving a damn, but that might be a stretch too.
Natasha and I are not sure how or when life became so busy that we can’t hang out on a rotten-weather Saturday, in pajamas, and watch
inane entertaining TV from dawn until bedtime. We both remember days of sloth and TV in years past. Why is it different today?
Perhaps it is more of a choice to stay busy or the inability to sit in one spot for more than one or two hours. As I’m writing this, I have taken an hour to catch up on the latest episode of “This is Us.” I’m debating about also catching up on “Project Runway,” but that’s a 90 minute commitment.
I don’t know if I can do it.
I have laundry to finish…
How about you, fellow readers and one-liner participants? Do you ever make a dent in the couch cushion on a day off and watch TV all day? Or do you run around like a crazy chicken? If you had to watch TV (or movies) all day, what would be your pleasure?
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