I love television. I love binge watching a show, catching up on favorites, watching new movies, learning via documentaries. I love it. I like to say that I don’t watch that much TV–I boycott cable, but I’m lying.
Take this weekend for instance. In 36 hours, I completed How to Get Away with Murder. I have no regrets.
But, Elliott is out of town this week and I don’t have a ton of plans, so I wanted to challenge myself to go all week without watching television.
Day 1 Recap:
Made an actual dinner. I love to cook and try new recipes.
Read the back issues of food+travel magazines.
Took a 45 minute walk around the charming city of Zionsville. Tangent: it’s making me so sad that they days are getting shorters. Seriously. 8:00 came around and it was pitch black. I’m already dreaming of next summer and decks and porches and great evenings. Summer 2015 was a let down. It rained from May-August. I wish that were an exaggeration.
Went to Target to pick out a wedding card. It took me 20 minutes, and I emerged covered in glitter. I have a few thoughts on the wedding card business. First, if the description says “money holder” do I really need to know where to place the money? Isn’t that one of those obvious things? Second, why is every wedding card spouting off mushy marital advice. I get it, a lot of married people go to weddings, but you know what–so do a lot of single or unmarried people. Don’t make us buy the funny cards about the open bar. Why can’t there be a card that says “I have no business giving you marriage advice, but you’re cool and I’m happy for you”? Also, enough with the glitter. Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. And finally, why don’t wedding cards come in packs of 10. It’s a well known fact that vacation days in your 20s are dedicated to weddings–and at a minimum of $3.50 a piece, cards can become a hefty investment when you think about it. If I can buy a pack of 10 thank you cards for $2.99 with envelopes, the same should hold true with wedding cards.