After yesterday’s blog post, I got lots of encouragement and one great idea. Change focus. So instead of talking about writing I’m going to talk about television.
I ‘m not much of a drinker and I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life but, I, Mayor of Crazie Town, am a Home Improvement Show addict.
Really, any kind of an improvement show will do. Fixer Upper. Project Runway. Life Below Zero. Recently I binge watched something called Building Off the Grid, or some such name. One guy had a team build a mud house, shaped a lot like a tulip, on his remote property. It’s not totally useless information. I mean, I have a remote farm and now I SO want to build a tulip-shaped mud house there.
I’ve watched so many of these shows I seem to have lost the ability to follow something with an actual plot. Husband likes detective shows so we watch those together in the evening, only nobody’s building anything so I get bored. I’ve tried out one of those adult coloring books but am always disappointed in the results. I scan Facebook and Twitter and Instagram but no one’s building anything there either and I get itchy for a fix. Eventually, I sneak upstairs and and shoot up some HGTV.
I, Mayor of Crazie Town, am a Home Improvement Show addict and I’m taking it one day at a time.
Mayor, we’re gonna have to take away your hammer and screwdriver. Oh, wait…your addiction is not to fixing things; it’s WATCHING other people fix things. There must be some sort of parental control to block these evil channels.
Dear Dane. I now own not only a hammer and screwdriver, but a reciprocating saw and a chainsaw. Ha! So there! Wait, maybe I need parental guidance on those too?
Omg, don’t even get me started on how-to You Tube videos, especially anything from This Old House.
Dear Kerry. This Old House! Is that still on? God, I loved that show.
Good for you, Mayor! Admitting it is half the battle!
Thanks, Sally. That’s what “they” say.
Sister, you are not alone.
Dear KKLance – Good to know!