bye-bye tv / hello autumn
a moment of silence for my dear departed… the tv.
It’s over. I can’t really believe it. All summer they warned me, but i didn’t believe them and now, just like that… over. Nothing left but static and glow and a pair of somewhat droopy and dejected looking bunny ears on the tv I got for my 18th birthday. It hasn’t even been a week since Ontario (or is it all of Canada? I don’t know) stopped sending out analogue frequencies and my bunny ears went slack, and I’m trying not to flop down on the couch channel surfing nothing like a crazy person, but… I love a good flop n surf, I do! We didn’t even have good tv – no food network, no hbo, no hgtv… just the basic cbc and omni 1 & 2, sun tv and a french channel, 5 stations at most. But despite the limits of our little electronic friend, I’m in mourning. And since cable/digital is not in the budget, that’s it. It’s over.
But its fall. Almost New Years, if you’re a jew. There’s a crispness to the air and this morning K returns to school. Summer is over, and I’m all about jumping on the new *school* year bandwagon. I bought a new agenda for planning and organizing, I woke up at stillnightime o’clock to join a schmancy gym this morning, and despite being completely zonked, I’m feeling pretty optimistic.
A list of things I will do now that the TVs dead.
- “Get physical” at new schmancy gym. Swimming! Yoga! Classes! Go go go!!
- Listen to more music. May come as a surprise, but I don’t listen to much at home, possibly due to idiot box zone-outery. Catch up on itunes backlog, and hunt for new gems!
- Cook more (meal plan/save $/make lunches/monitor what I’m eating)
- Hang out with K (aka. quality time). His not coming home to find me splayed in front of the TV will probably be a good thing, I imagine.
- Entertain with old friends and chip away at my list of friends I wish I knew better I should probably have them over for dinner already.
- READ! I have a goal to read 10 books a month now that my idiot box is dead. Totally doable amount-wise, I’m a speed-reader, but I’ll definitely need some suggestions for reads once I tear through my pile (see below). Let me know if you have any suggestions!
FALL, YOU GUYS! FALL IS HERE!