We set the date for March. So, I had only two months to promote the shows, create a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, and make sure my set was exactly how I wanted it. I realized it would take everything I had- all my concentration, all my time. I didn't have time to watch 4 hours of TV a day.
So, on January 21st, I vowed to stop watching TV until March 30th, the day after The Wedding AlBUM CD/DVD recording. I vowed to stop watching TV for 70 days.
I got so much done during that time I kept going. I kept not watching TV. I felt wonderful. I was proud to be productive.
BACK ON THE TUBEOn April 19th, as Saturday Night Live began, Callie asked me "are you ever going to watch TV with me again?" So I watched 5 minutes of TV with her. I could barely stand it. It was really hard to sit there and focus on SNL- for even 5 minutes.
In the past, Callie and I watched TV to help us fall asleep. On April 20th, Callie and I started watching Breaking Bad. Meth + violence = restful sleep.
Like a junkie, I have been binging. It's not just Breaking Bad either. By myself, I have watched three seasons of The Office- that is three year's worth of programming in two weeks! I haven't been reading. I haven't published an episode of The Battery Podcast in two weeks. I am behind on writing. More importantly, I have a lot of obligations I have to fulfill. Callie reminded me that prior to marrying her, I promised her parents that I'd provide for her. When she said that, I was speechless for several minutes.
This has got to stop.
Do I stop watching TV altogether until I complete my next big task? Do I find a way to watch a moderate amount of TV? Why is TV so important? America.
Bye! I'm Jake!
Bye! I'm Jake!