|22 days! That's enough time |
to get hired and fired from a job!
22 DAYS WITHOUT TV!
When Callie and I started our NO TV non-project, we specified the only exceptions would be the Super Bowl (a huge disappointment) and The Olympics (I'll be skipping that). Callie and I have been really good about sticking to this! It's been 22 days- and I haven't missed TV for a second.
It was actually quite annoying to watch the Super Bowl. Totally not worth it. Even the commercials were a let-down. By the way, since when did commercials become an annual highlight? That is sad. I don't know what statement that makes about society in general, but in my mind, I can hear Russian composers working on the tragic music to accompany that statement.
Anyway, aside from that planned- and now regretted- Super Bowl exception, I have gone 22 days since watching TV! It has been great!
HAUNTED, SURVIVOR, CHOKE, FIGHT CLUB
|During all the driving last week/ this week,|
My Honda hit 300,000 miles!
I also drove 3,000 miles last week. During that time, instead watching Netflix while I drove (like I normally do) I listened to audiobook versions of some of Palaniuk's other fine works, Survivor, Choke, and now Fight Club. Survivor is an entertaining masterpiece about the final survivor of an puritanical, suicidal, white slave-ical cult. It's pretty funny and enlightening. This is a really simple summary.
Choke was definitely better than the movie. The movie was fun, but the book was better! This is a really, really simple summary. As a bonus, at the end of the Choke audiobook, Palahniuk (as himself) talks to the listener. He explains how he went 10 years without TV. Cool! I could see myself doing that. I know that it is worth it.
|Haunted! Read it or I'll haunt you!|
A MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHUCK AND ME:
I've only gone 22 days without TV, not 10 years. Let's see some results before I pat myself too hard on the back. Life isn't just about what you abstain from; it's about what you do.
BUY MY COPY OF HAUNTED:
Now that I am done with my copy of Haunted, I no longer need it. I don't need a library of books I've already read to prove to people that I have good taste in literature. I need more space, more emptiness. But you can add this masterpiece to your collection for only $3*! It's such a great book, you'd be foolish not to buy it!
I gave Haunted to a friend. So, too late! Ha! Guess you'll have to spend that $3 on something else, like 3 condoms!
Bye! I'm Jake!
*plus $2.50 shipping!