I think TV is a silent killer of the First World. I was actually reasonably productive today. I even attempted some fried brown rice with leftover ham and kimchi. It didn’t really work but it was filling. I also made some wintermelon and tofu soup. I didn’t have a lot of meetings so I was able to make some pork stock from scratch. It’s one of the advantages of working from home. I added some mushroom stems, dried scallops, carrots and onion a few other things. I just let it simmered until my work was done. The soup was okay, I should have let the stock reduce more.
But after dinner, I watched a hockey game. Before I knew it, a few hours have passed. I still had to do dishes, clean the stove, clean the washroom, throw out the garbage and recyclables, make my bed (I know… I slept in this morning) etc… I procrastinate a bit more by watching a bit of Public Television instead of the hockey game. It was interesting show about Tuberculosis. But after feeling guilty, I decided to turn it off and tackle a bit of my chores.
I really don’t understand how TV can turn off my brain and suck every ounce of motivation I have.
Speaking of brains, I wonder why I get so easily distracted. I seem to jump from one thing to another without pausing to finish anything. In between writing this entry, I checked the news, played a game on my phone, looked at my old Xanga account and wondered where all those people went, checked Instagram, scratch my foot, checked my email and now back at this.