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I moved in here 2 years ago, and spend a good bit of my time taking photos of birds at the lake across the street. If I didn't have a radio, I might not find out about anything!
When I had access to TV, I also enjoyed the animal Planet. I spend a lot of time with my photos now, but would like to read more.
Do you think that people can get wrapped up in the tv or computer just because they happen to be within easy reach?
Computer, most definately. I spend hours on it when I have it. When it's not in reach, there are books, goals, plans, etc. It's more productive without electronics.
Yes. I am only on here when I have to be.
You are so right about the modern programming. t tends to be a bore. It really would be nicer if we had better shows. When I had a TV, I liked the DIY, food, and gardening channels.
Glad to see that you checked out the old shows. How do you rate the older stuff vs. the more recent shows?
aviannovice, I really can't compare since American culture have changed so much I guess. Television had to adapt to the changes. I notice that more shows are more free to comment on society and pop culture. That's okay too!
Is it less expensive watching shows on the computer?
Hyphen, I am the same way, and I am glad that there are others like me out there. I don't have one, as I just can't find the time(nor do I really want to!). BUT I sometimes have to force myself to pt the radio on.
I understand that. Many people say that the kids don't spend any time exercising any more due to the hand held devices, console games, computer, Ipad, etc. That's another great reason to get out of the house to do family things when at all possible
That seems to be my own way of life, as well. Seems like I can get so much more done without it, and if I really want to do so, I can see the headlines on line.
Seems like a lot of people don't have time for it anymore.
You are one busy lady. I loved Animal Planet when I watched TV, and learned a great deal from it. Now, people tell me that I host my own with "Life at Boomer Lake with Deb" ever week.
I have to give you credit for that--our motivation certainly comes from somewhere. Enjoy your new home!
Downtime does seem to be important in a busy time such as yours. Thanks for answering!
Yes, you're right. It is more fun.
If you had more channels, would you watch it more, do you think?
You know, I think that most people FEAR having an opinion.
A lot of people that I know do that, just to have some background noise.
It's great for the kids to be up on current affairs, as much of that can affect them.
But you basically multi-task while the television is in operation, you don't give it your full attention?
Aviannovice, I am glued to the computer. I hear the television program on and off, but not consciously... I have answered something like 20 questions already with the televison on... all I know is that there's a Chinese serial on at the moment.
I do admit that I really miss the Oklahoma State college football games!
I used to do that when I was in Maine and couldn't afford to keep cable TV.
It's so much easier for me to become wrapped up in reading than watching the television.
I agree with you there, as I have quite a bit of that. Between that, photo cropping, and writing, I barely have time for down time.
You and I are about on the same par. I don't really miss it a lot, either.
Well, you know me, I liked my bird and animal shows, and was introduced to some wonderful creatures that I would never had the hope of seeing, so I valued TV for that.