I don’t have a television.
Every once in awhile, though, I get a chance to watch something on TV that makes me think I should get another one. Yes, I used to have one. I even had a great big one once upon a time. I didn’t grow up with one so television has never really been a huge part of my day. Or my life. If I miss some program or other, I don’t think I’m going to die.
Movies, on the other hand… well, that’s a different story I’ll tell at another time.
Every now and then, I think I might need to have a TV in my every-day existence again. This morning’s Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood started me thinking that way again – the 30-minute show included these topics:
- Theremins (an amazing musical instrument that makes amazing music)
- the scariest horror movie of all time (it’s 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, in case you’re wondering)
- a middle school football team who “conspired” to have a player make a touchdown that wouldn’t normally score (a life-changing play in more ways than one)
- the stand-up comedian Drew Carey (I loved him in Whose Line…)
- a tour through an old cemetery (nothing quite like old grave stones, is there?)
- Ben Breedlove, the 18-year-old who inspired (and is still inspiring) millions
…and it ended with some desert scenes in west Texas of vultures, coyotes, and tarantulas (desert rat at heart here).
It was so cool. A bunch of my favorite things all in a half hour of television.
Yes, indeed, it’s a program like this that could dissolve my resolve and I might find myself running right out to find a TV and an antenna. Of course, then there’s the issues of powering the thing – I’d probably have to get a solar power set-up or a generator or something. And then there’s the part where I’d have to find a place to put it in my tiny trailer.
Okay. Okay. Okaaaay. I feel some sense coming back. I think I’ll just watch as much TV as possible in the next week while I’m house-sitting. Or catch a show or two when I’m visiting someone who has a television. Or watch some stuff on the internet (Sunday Morning’s segments are all online!).
But what a bunch of great topics this morning! I’ll be smiling all day…
Some questions for you: What’s your favorite television program? Do you watch a lot of TV? What’s the TV program(s) you remember best from when you were a kid? What program(s) would you recommend I watch if I had a TV?
Now, go click on some of those links above and check them out for yourself!
Think I’ll go turn the TV back on now…