I like to call Thursday night, Good TV Night. All week I look forward to Thursday nights. Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Survivor, Without a Trace, and Ugly Betty, what’s not to love? I love all these shows! LOVE THEM! I mean, what other night are you trying to juggle three TV channels at the same time? I suppose some, if not everyone, has invested in TiVo and solved that problem. I am not there yet. Heck, I don’t even have cable. Hey, don’t judge. All the money you spend on cable, I spend on vacations to NYC, Europe, and Hawaii. See, there’s a method to my madness.
Anyway, Thursday equals Good TV Night. Yet, tonight I am skipping Good TV Night. Rare, I know. No, I’m not sick. NO, I don’t have a date. Will you let me explain?
A couple weeks ago I noticed one of the major TV networks was promoting National Stay at Home Week. For some reason this rubbed me the wrong way. I think I hated being told I should stay home for an entire week just to watch TV; or maybe it was because I felt like they wanted everyone to become a couch potato. I know, they are not promoting being a couch potato.
But you see, with a country that is constantly discussing obesity among children and the amount of time children spend in front of the TV; shouldn’t we be promoting something else, maybe National Turn Off Your TV? Why doesn’t this network encourage families to eat dinner together, or go outside to enjoy the great fall weather?
As a TV junky, I think the world might be a better place if we turned off the TV and ventured outside our houses. So tonight I will not be staying home to watchTV. Instead, I’m going to a high school football game with my family.