Jun 1 2021

No TV Summer

“Turn off the TV and go outside and play.”

I expect these are words that have been said in almost every household in America.

Amy and I hit the bottom of the TV barrel last week while watching Army of the Dead. It was so awful it was good. But it was awful.

And … It’s June 1 and I’m done for the summer. No TV until Labor Day weekend. And then, maybe no TV after that.

TV is a weird construct since I can watch videos on my laptop or my iPad. But, that’s a different thing, since they are generally short and a deliberate thing that I’m watching on video, vs. just vegging out in front of the TV watching whatever we found on Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV, or whatever we eventually found surfing around on DirecTV (last night’s movie was Drive.)

While I was totally fried this weekend from the cumulative working and running I had done the preceding few weeks, I would have been better off napping or reading during the movie time. And, while I know there is a new wave of stuff coming out this summer, I’m going to assume that Army of the Dead sets the tone so I’ll wait until the fall in case anything good makes it through and then watch it then.

For now, I’m spending my TV time running, reading, writing, or just enjoying being outside with Amy and Cooper.

Welcome to summertime.