Friday, June 19
Good news—I'm not declaring bankruptcy. However, I do have a few of my own declarations to share:
1) California here we come! We've successfully booked our free round-trip vouchers from Greensboro to Los Angeles. We'll mostly be staying with some great family friends in Torrance, but we'll also head to San Diego for a few days. This will be my first trip back to the place of my birth since we left when I was 13 years old.
2) In a moment of poolside insanity yesterday, I agreed to do a mini triathlon with Michaela. She has created a training schedule for me. I can do this.
3) We are seriously considering hiking along Hadrian's Wall with Dan and his clan next July.
4) I know I'll face ridicule for this, but I'm just going to say it: I'm just not that into TV anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love the concept of TV, and I greatly enjoy several TV shows. I'm all about watching TV on DVD. But it's something about the frenetic nature of television viewing—the loud and often obnoxious commercials, the frequent interruptions in the story for said commercials—that I just can't deal with this year. I'm much happier sitting on our back deck, counting my tomatoes and peppers as they sprout, looking at the piano and trying to work up the chutzpa to sit down and learn how to play it really well instead of sort of okay, reading books and magazines while in the tub or on the couch. Or of course watching episodes of TV shows we have on DVD, as well as a movie or two. So far, we haven't been able to take the plunge and quit paying for cable altogether. Any words of encouragement or advice? Are there any non-TV viewers out there?
I'm just glad I've stuck with TV long enough to know about the ShamWow, which is what makes this so hysterically funny: