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You know, I don't care what all of you think, but I am going to take this opportunity to get a little personal with my family. So, any of you who don't consider yourself “family” to me, I ask you to not only stop reading this blog entry, but while you're at, why not sell your body to medical science. I think I would get *serious* gratification from knowing that you are being poked and prodded in only ways that alien abductees could sympathize with.

Now, if any of you are left, I shall continue. I'm not the kind of person that likes to pat himself in public (on the back, pervert (I'm not PeeWee Friggin' Herman here people)). However, I'm going to take this opportunity to pat myself (once again, on the back!). I was just thinking today how much more productive I've been as a programmer since I moved into my new house, when it struck me - I've only watched 4 hours of TV in just under a month (not including watching Stargate SG-1 on DVD with my wife). Perhaps a little background is necessary first. I am (or apparently was) a Television Addict. I admit it. I would come home from work, turn on the TV (with my laptop in my lap), and set out to do some programming. Well, I would mostly end up watching TV for about 4+ hours on a daily basis! I was more addicted to television than Michael Jackson is addicted to pre-pubescent boys (okay, I take that one back, that was below the belt (ha, which is apparently his favorite part (arg, okay, I'll stop))).

Anyways, it's hard for me to believe that I used to watch more TV in a day than I have this entire month. If the productivity gain I am having isn't enough to cure me of this dreaded addiction, the opportunities that I've gotten in the last month because of this productivity will be enough. I think it also helps me emotionally. If it wasn't for certain shows with Jennifer Garner that my wife appears to be addicted to, I would even consider canceling our cable entirely.

Anyways, enough of the touchy-feely moments (mentally, pervert), I think I'll let you all continue along your merry way.

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004 6:43 PM | Back to top


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Cable sucks, but the networks suck harder. Why can't they let me pick and choose each channel I want? That would make it easier for me since I do not need the other 195 channels.

I don't watch as much TV anymore either. I still have af ew favorite shows that I watch with my fiancée, but I'm sure it amounts to less than 5 hours a week.

I think the Internet is the new TV.
Left by Josh Baltzell on Mar 31, 2004 7:50 AM

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