13 August 2009

40 by 40 Update: #26 Go a Month Without TV

(Back in May of 2007 I noticed that a bunch of people in the blogosphere had created lists of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I was intrigued by the notion but felt I needed to change the parameters. So I created my 40 by 40 list. 40 things I wanted to do before I turned 40. Well on August 17th I turn 40, and I need to give $10 to charity for every uncompleted item. So it is time to see how I did.)

26. Go a Month Without TV - NOT COMPLETED
Running Tally: $130.00 to charity.

I came close on this one. I stopped about 6 days short of a month. I have gone long periods in my life without TV but in those cases I actually didn't have a TV in the house. That makes a big difference. I also decided to forgo other time wasters like news and politics websites, Facebook, and Freecell. All of this might have been okay, but then John was gone for a week and I just got way too bored.

I still love the idea of having a media free month. But I think I will have to be tucked up in a secluded house/cabin/cottage somewhere with nothing but books and board games (and John). Trying to do it with everything swirling around you is a little tough.

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