TV and My Brain

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.

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12 thoughts on “TV and My Brain

  1. I think you’ll just have days where you just want to watch TV or you’ll do a bunch of things one after the other. It’s okay, I think. Thankfully, Australian TV has little variety so I rarely get hooked. YouTube, however, has better content. Your soup sounds delicious – I want some. Seems very homely. I’m curious, what’s your favourite part of your home?

  2. we are so much alike it’s scary i tell you. i don’t watch tv anymore. tv turns me into a zombie. makes me procrastinate even more than i already have on regular basis. and i too tend to do several things at a time, but neglecting the completion of those tasks until i realized i have yet to complete anything, which always hours later. but unlike you, i’m no longer on xanga. i have failed to sign up for the free months and can’t be bother to keep paying for it. it’s funny how with the death of my xanga account, i gain a lot more followers here on wordpress, while continuing friendship with past xanga friends on facebook.

    • We’re that much alike? Including our phobias and fetishes? he he….

      I’m not on Xanga either. I didn’t sign up for the extra months or the renewal. I don’t have a lot of followers here (less than Xanga) but it’s good that a lot of ex Xangans are here too. I don’t use FB though.

      • it takes time to gain followers. i find that when you start checking out other people’s blogs, they too start to check out yours.

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