With only a few hours left to go I think I am safe to say that I made it an entire month with no television. I did watch two movies, but I did not sit on my couch in front of the TV at all. I am not sure how much of an achievement it is because I mostly just shifted my wasting-time-in-front-of-the-TV to wasting-time-reading-a-book.
Whoa, Mike! Reading isn’t wasting time you say. But it kind of is because I thought I would get all sorts of stuff done and by stuff I mean blogging and by blogging I mean SQL blogging. I did do some SQL writing, but nothing like I thought I would. Not even a few percent of what I had planned. Instead I sat on the couch and read a book most evenings. It was different from TV mostly in that it was a lot less social. My family still watched a few shows and in one instance Kira even tried to get me to watch Mad Men with her because it didn’t make sense for her to watch it by herself. I almost gave in and watched it with her, but then I figured at least for the sake of saying I went the entire month that she should just watch it without me.
I think my instincts were right and that a month isn’t really long enough for this experiment. I think No TV for a year could actually change some habits.
Next Month is June and I will hopefully be photo blogging every day (but maybe not).
June is No Words.