Tube Tied

This week, for no reason in particular, I have decided to refrain from watching television. By week I mean from the time I got up this morning (Monday) to the time I go to bed Friday. A work week without television, I guess I should say.

My theory is that without television I will be more productive. I have a list of things I want to accomplish this week, and I’m proud to say that this evening I sat down for 2 hours and actually did productive things. I did some writing, went through mail, and caught up on some emails. Of course I still haven’t unpacked my suitcase from last week’s trip, but I’m sure that will come in due time.

The most difficult time for not watching TV is when I’m eating. It’s such a habit to take my food to the coffee table and turn on the TV, but tonight I ate my table like a real grown-up and listened to music. Frankly, it was weird.

  •  Anonymous

    Hey Molly, this is way OT, but I thought you might find it interesting. It seems Dallas sports writer Evan Grant has a crush on you and he mentioned it in his Rangers blog today.

  • Evan Grant

    Yes, Molly, it’s true. I even linked to your blog today. I can’t help it: I’m a sucker for a girl with a chili dog.

  • Derrick

    Good luck with your week without tv, you’re a stronger woman than I. Well, of course, I’m a man so, well, you know!
    I just saw a Sonic commercial that you weren’t in, talk about a waste of time! I want those 20 seconds of my life back!! :)

  •  John

    I just think you’re the bee’s knee’s. I smile every time I see you on tv. and I would buy anything you endorse. My package of Aaah! came in the mail today. I know you didn’t endorse that one but It made me laugh. What a great stocking stuffer. lol.
    I would like to see you do your own talk show or maybe something like a regular on SNL or a program like the Office. Those Sonic commercials are the best and they never get old. How does that happen?
    Much love.

  • GDG

    It is weird! You need to break that that vow & get yourself in front of that TV! Without TV, all you're going to do is surf the dangerous internet. 😉

  • Dave, 'LunaPierCook'

    "TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008 … By week I mean from the time I got up this morning (Monday) to the time I go to bed Friday …"

    I guess it'll be a short week for you then, eh? 😉

    Sitting at the table, eating and listening to music sounds more like Felix Unger than Molly Erdman. I saw a Paula Deen show when she visited Pres. & Mrs. Carter at their ranch last year. Even the three of them took lap trays to the couch and ate there instead of eating at the table. Eating on the couch is normal!

  • muntzter007

    I’m trying this new fad of yours: No TV. You really CAN get a lot accomplished. You ought to make an infomercial about it, then everyone would watch it, then not be able to see it again, because they wouldn’t watch TV. Maybe that’s a bad idea. btw…saw your “another video”. Left a comment for ya. Get some work done this week.

  • Becky..AMHW

    It’s ok to watch Top Chef. I give you permission.

    You will be missing tonight’s Baba Wawa interview with the pregnant man though. As long as you keep up on current events in other ways…