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Do you watch TV while hubbing?

  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    I do!

    1. emievil profile image78
      emievilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Uhm no. I play online games instead big_smile.

    2. vox vocis profile image90
      vox vocisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I usually do...or I listen to music. My dear husband is watching a DVD concert now - Rammstein is the name of the group (it is not metal, not hardrock, I don't know what it is). They are famous in America, too (although they "sing" in German). The arena in France is full to the top...and I am wondering how can these people like this music???

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
        Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaha, I think same about some music and don't get how people can even listen to it. Then I tell me that some people might have same views about the kind of music I listen to. big_smile

    3. ImChemist profile image58
      ImChemistposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I cant focus on hubbing while i watch TV but i like to hear music .

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
        Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do you have another account here?

    4. caycoltken profile image60
      caycoltkenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love to watch t.v. and hub.Eat also multitasking at it`s finest
      I just need to learn how to spell.

      If anybody has any plumbing or heating questions .
      I love to help people out

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Watching TV dulls brain cells. lol lol lol

    So, no I do not. Besides, even with 300 channels, there is never anything good on. lol

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Now I know why I couldn't think of a topic to write yesterday. lol

      Just switched my TV off. haha!

    2. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So why on earth do you even have a TV, Cags? smile  And if you've 300 channels, that's cable you pay for, right? smile

      Anyhow, yes, I have TV on low volume just for company during the day, though I couldn't tell you what's on...background noise, I suppose.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Lorlie, I don't live alone, so I have a TV with Cable. wink

        1. lorlie6 profile image86
          lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          AHA!  I don't know why, but I've always assumed you were a single guy.  Why do folks-like me for instance-do this?  Assume.  I imagine it's a way to categorize people in one's memory.  Any psychologists in the house?

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Lorlie, again you assume too much. I am single, but I do not live alone. wink

            1. lorlie6 profile image86
              lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yep, Cags, you're right!

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                But, it's nice to see you anyways Lorlie. tongue smile

                1. lorlie6 profile image86
                  lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thx, I started a thread about assumptions-sort of-since this came up with you.  No bites yet. smile

    3. camlo profile image84
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We used to only have three or four channels here and there was always something good to watch. Now that we have countless channels, there's rarely anything worth watching. Ironic.

  3. evvy_09 profile image71
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    Yep, might be why I take so long to finish a hub.  My husband has Family Guy on netflix right now.  I hate the show but I'm still watching it.
    I resent that Cagsil my brain cells are shiny and pretty.  Nice to see you back in the forums.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Evvy, have you seen your brain cells recently? tongue And, if so, how did you get them shiny and pretty? tongue

      Nice to see you again Evvy and it's nice to be seen too. smile

      1. evvy_09 profile image71
        evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Gamers just have shiny and pretty brain cells....Barcardi helps too

  4. warchild75 profile image42
    warchild75posted 6 years ago

    Not a chance,dont get me wrong i love my tv but i cant concentrate,so my laptop is at the breakfast bar in the kitchen and i do most of my work there,i get 2 days off in the week so i tend to have those days to myself which makes it nice to work on hubs then.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No doubt about the concentration thing.... But you can watch TV while in forums as forums don't require much concentration.

      1. warchild75 profile image42
        warchild75posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yeah i tend to do that if the wife is on one laptop i'll take the other one in the living room and have the tv on low while on the forums

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I don't watch TV.  Hubbing is better than TV.  Internet is better than TV.  Pretty much anything is better than TV.  What Cagsil said - 300 channels of garbage.

  6. evvy_09 profile image71
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    I don't waste money on cable, just internet, xbox and netflix smile

    1. Abbasangel profile image80
      Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't you get free to air tv?

      1. evvy_09 profile image71
        evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yep but always found myself bored with the shows on lately and wandered off to do something else unproductive. 
        Same with going to the movie theater,  2 or 3 hours is a long time to have to sit in the dark and hopefully no screaming kids are there.   
          Netflix and video games takes care of my entertainment needs.  smile  You can have dinner and a movie at home for the same cost as two tickets and a large soda at the theater.

    2. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      evvvy_09, yeah I am not a big fan of tv on comparison to internet and videogames, playing guitar etc.

      Tv, in my opinion is not as good. I watch tv when I am going to sleep mostly.

  7. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    So Cags, you back to the forums? When are you going to have a break again? After 100,000 forum posts? big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I'm back. For many different reasons.
      It won't be for a while, so I wouldn't put a number of posts on it. wink

  8. JD Barlow profile image60
    JD Barlowposted 6 years ago

    No way. I can not concentrate on my work with the TV on.

  9. Abbasangel profile image80
    Abbasangelposted 6 years ago

    Yes mostly!! smile Sometimes I turn it off!! smile But then I watch my cat...

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes its good to have some distractions around. big_smile

      1. Abbasangel profile image80
        Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes it can be and then some days I just wish I would focus, when I find the answer to helping focus, I have a half written hub on the fact!! ha ha!

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    My TV is usually on in the background unless I am writing.

    1. profile image0
      ssaulposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yep my television always has to be on, since my toddler have to watch cartoons, it drives me nuts but what else can i do! lol big_smile

  11. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    UH, I watch tv, too.  Often it's on in the background when I'm trying to write.  Then I wonder why I'm having trouble coming up with an idea.

  12. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    No I can't, it must be a man thing, I cant do two things at once-i leave the multi-tasking to my other half.

    1. gypsumgirl profile image94
      gypsumgirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is actually some truth to the gender thing....brain research shows that females tend to be able to multi-task more successfully than men.  However, there are always exceptions.  smile

  13. TamCor profile image79
    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    I usually hand write my hubs first before I put them online, so I sometimes take my clipboard upstairs to our bedroom, turn the TV on, and read my notes and write during commercials, lol... big_smile

  14. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...no...music only...

  15. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    When I'm at home, I almost always have the TV on, but never actually watch it. I find TV so boring for most of the time, it never disturbs my concentration when I'm doing something else, like Hubbing.

  16. Aya Katz profile image86
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    No. I don't have any TV reception. When I do watch movies on DVD in the evening, I like to pay attention to what I watch.

  17. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    always or stereo

    hi cag's good to see you

    smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's like a gud gurl! big_smile

  18. profile image51
    mabrurahmedposted 6 years ago

    I want to concentrate on hubbing. so not.....

  19. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 6 years ago

    Yup.  Watch TV or listen to my ipod.

  20. Pcunix profile image87
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    What's a TV?

    Oh, you mean that thing we watch Netflix on?

    Sure.. why not?

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You crafty writer you! 
                             Such understatement! 
                                                  I am most impressed!

      1. Pcunix profile image87
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Truthfully, my wife gets annoyed if I use my iPad while watching TV. 

        Unless she wants me to look up something, of course.

        The most common thing I'm apt to be doing is playing Scrabble, not hubbing.

        We seldom use the TV for anything but Netflix, though.  Wednesday nights we watch Modern Family and we do  watch Dancing with the Stars when that is on, but not much else regularly.  My wife likes Desperate Housewives, which I will watch with her to keep her company, but I do not like it.

        1. lorlie6 profile image86
          lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are the master of those FB games, that's for sure.  Pcunix slaughtered me in both Scrabble and Lexulous.  We didn't even complete games since I was incredibly far from success.
          I bow to your superiority in this matter, dear Pcunix!   But watch out for my superiority-it's everywhere! smile

          1. Pcunix profile image87
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I have noticed smile

          2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Have you tried Word Twist? I love that game smile

  21. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Usually not - I usually turn the laptop off when I want to do something else. big_smile


    When I do attempt to watch TV & hub at the same time, the TV loses my attention. smile

  22. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Nope.  Our TV is at the other end of the house!  Besides, I can't stand daytime TV, so I never watch it anyway until after dinner.

    I do, however, bounce back and forth multi-tasking between multiple websites and sometimes take a break with a PC game. 

    ;-)

  23. Notrum profile image81
    Notrumposted 6 years ago

    Only if I have nothing else to do.

  24. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    The computer is nowhere near a TV, and I play music through headphones when I Hub.

  25. profile image0
    Marikit Cruzposted 6 years ago

    I can't concentrate if TV is on....

  26. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    If I had a bigger apartment, I would have a separate writing room. Then it would be in the other room from the TV.
    I do like to listen to music when writing though; something like Van Morrison or Billie Holiday or Steely Dan.

  27. guy1973 profile image59
    guy1973posted 6 years ago

    yes i do watch tv when am hubbing, but depends on what am doing. if am in the forum or checking out other stuffs i can do watch tv, but if am writing I prefer to be away from the tv set.

  28. DonnaWallace profile image86
    DonnaWallaceposted 6 years ago

    I do have the television on while I am hubbing, but I generally do not watch it while I am working. I like to have it on to keep me company. I also get a few ideas for new hubs when an advertisement or tv show catches my attention. You never know when a tiny idea can turn into a great hub!

    1. gypsumgirl profile image94
      gypsumgirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's me exactly!  I would say that about 75% of the time, I'm not even looking at the TV, but sometimes, something will catch my ear.  I do listen to music sometimes, but not nearly as often as having the TV on.

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly! I don't exactly watch it with full concentration, sometimes the TV is muted. However, sometimes TV gets more of my concentration than HubPages.

  29. mrfluffy profile image59
    mrfluffyposted 6 years ago

    I have started hubing to avoid TV, so no I don’t   smile

  30. DPJake profile image56
    DPJakeposted 6 years ago

    I get easily distracted....so no tv and no music.....after hub is done....

  31. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    No, I can't double task. It's either this or that.  I only watch a few shows anyway.

  32. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Nope. I turn it off - if it's on. When I'm not working I read, walk the dog, annoy Simões, my daughter, a freind, sleep, shower. Lots of things - watching TV is the last thing I usually do.

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Watching Frogs is much more entertaining - and free of brainwashing. smile

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        According to Simões it isn't free of causing grey hair though. He's going a bit silver down the sides now. My fault I'm told.

        Well for sure I worked hard to give him them smile

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ROFLMAO Poor Simões big_smile

        2. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
          Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Poor TV, its last on the list.

  33. Richieb799 profile image61
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    I watch documentaries on Youtube and iPlayer between hubbing and I can't resist listening to some music whilst hubbing so sorry if there are any mistakes in grammar on my hubs!

  34. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I just arrived back on the ship about an hour ago, and there's nothing here ... no TV, no radio - nothing. Just me and my computer. But the connection is so slow, it's painful; I go out to smoke a cigarette while the pages are changing, and when I come back again, they still haven't fully changed.
    I want to go home. smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would never want to go on a ship for more than a day after reading this.

      1. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, this isn't a normal ship. It's always docked. I'm allowed to go off board (apart from going to the college) between 5:30PM and 10:30PM, but there's nowhere to go in this dreary place called Homberg, Duisburg.
        Only another 11 weeks, and my life will be back to normal until next year.

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
          Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Haha... got it.

          1. camlo profile image84
            camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Still no TV, but I'm moving with my cabin mate to a proper building on land within the next hour. Maybe my internet connection will be better there ... things can't get any worse. smile

  35. Audarah profile image66
    Audarahposted 6 years ago

    Noooo! I'm so horrible with background distractions. If I am in really deep thought over a Hub or anything else I am writing, I tend to need a ton of silence. Yet... when I don't have my thinking cap on, I'll be playing with my phone, watching tv, playing a fb game on my laptop... etc. My brain flops when it use though, haha.

    1. Julie2 profile image60
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Totally agree with you. I do the same thing. wink

  36. Soquira profile image61
    Soquiraposted 6 years ago

    I'm lame and don't like watching TV, haha.

    I'll have music going or occasionally a movie or some type of anime but I'm not big on the telly. xD

  37. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    Love it-rent movies though and never actually watch them-just good background noise lol

  38. Fluffymetal profile image73
    Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago

    doing it right now :p

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So am I, as always. smile

 
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