Wednesday, June 30, 2010
What's wrong with this picture?
Do you see what's missing? Here's the inventory: 2 couches, a piano, an end table, a writing desk, and some speakers.
Yes, thank you, the piano really is lovely, isn't it? But wait a minute, there's no TV!
The TV has been banished to the office, and covered with a blanket to further block it from our consciousness.
What was its crime, you inquire? I thought you'd never ask! It began to infiltrate our lives, taking over our conversations and most waking thoughts. Even mealtime was tarnished, as we sometimes took our plates to the couch to watch while we ate. No use wasting our good TV-watching time eating! When we started praying nightly that Ashley wouldn't win the Biggest Loser, we knew we had a problem.
We now plan to spend our evenings feeling less hurried and more productive. Ideas include reading, writing, cleaning, kite-flying, frisbee, going on walks, and toning our abs for that nice, chiseled look.
With these illustrious ambitions in mind, so far one of us (we won't say which) spent a rough afternoon watching TV on the computer, and another evening we went to the movies because we couldn't watch anything at home. Tonight we ate dinner in the office around the blanket-covered TV, reminiscing about the good old days.
I can't believe we were ever scared to put it away.