Tuesday, September 4, 2007

No TV = Yoga, Aerobics, and Blogging, Oh My!

Ok, I'm trying out this new thing. Although, not quite by choice. How do I put it??? Well..."He" got rid of the television! Not actually the tv's per say, but the cable (Tivo, HBO, etc...). So, now I'm left in my two bedroom home with 4 televisions (yes, four) and nothing to watch on them. I live in Puerto Rico (husband/"he" is in the military), and the local channels that I could try and pick up are all in Spanish. And to my shame and humility, after living here for a over three years, I do not speak it. I get to stare at the bare, black, dusty screen and it's actually becoming quite the eyesore. Now, I don't want to sound like I was a tv crack-addict, but it was starting to get that way. I started to find myself loving the disturbing, self-satisfying addiction that was reality tv. You know, the kind where someone is striving to become all that they can be, and they fail. Yep, that's it. I loved it! I think personally it is all a boost of confidence for all of us people at home. We can sit back and laugh and thank God that we don't live like that.
My husband, Allan, let go of the cable only a few weeks ago for multiple reasons. For one, the cable company here is awful! And I don't mean they're just slow, but they are "slow" (language barrier included). After several callous phone calls, and a few times with them hanging up on us; we gave up. We figured we shouldn't be watching it so intently anyways. This must be a sign. I'm all about signs. We both felt that we should be doing other things like taking walks with the dogs, hiking, enjoying nature, focusing on our hobbies, and bonding.

So now, I have moved on to bigger and better things (supposedly). I'm going to aerobics, trying to fine tune my at home yoga practice, and now I am blogging. Now there is a little bit of "blah" when I say blogging but that's because I was never sure if I liked the idea of it. Letting the world see your personal thoughts written across the world wide web. I mean really, who cares? And beyond that, why do I want to spend my precious free time doing it? Well, now that I have so much more free time not being zombified (yea, I made that word up, so?) by my television, why not? I think it's a great way to document my time, experiences, my travels, and life being a military wife always on the go. So here I am. Take it, or go look at someone else's blog about their broken relationship or failures they have run into in life. OMG, this IS a reality tv show, just via computer. See, I can't get away from it. *sigh*

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog. It was well written. Just for the record, Zombified.......totally a word. Great job. I'm proud of you.
    OMG, Love ya bitch!!! Stay healthy