Monday, August 2, 2010

Home Again

And I'm missing that girl baby.

Mostly doing re-entry stuff today--washing, sorting through the mail, regretting all the bacon maple doughnut bars I ate. You know. My usual thing. I did, however, make the decision to not leave the channel on cable news all day now that I'm kind of out of the habit.

For years I've been a cable news junkie. In the interest of fairness I watched FOX in the morning and MSNBC in the afternoon. But then I got tired of all the blond anchorwomen in cocktail dresses delivering missives on the economy so I pretty much quit the FOX and watched MSNBC even though Chris Matthews talks over all his guests and Keith Olbermann appears to be a prize jackass.

But lately I've just had enough--enough bile and enough yelling and enough GLOOM--to last me a lifetime. Or at least a week.

I'm savoring the quietude.


link2literacy said...

I have to agree with you there. I stopped listening to talk radio as well. Too much grumpiness. Let me live in blissful ignorance. :)

Lisa B. said...

The horribleness that is cable news. I didn't know you watched it! Probably good to take a break. I am glad you are home though I know, completely know, your pain about missing the baby.

I recommend reruns of The Golden Girls to take the place of the cable news. To be supplemented with a judicious amount of Law and Order (the classic--the earlier the episodes in the whole series, the better, in my view). Law and Order is kind of the cable news of the fictional drama world--on 24/7, some channel or another.

BBB said...

Seriously, what is it with all those blondes? It's so obnoxious. I agree in that I have to take my news in doses cause it's too much doom and gloom. It helps that we don't have TV and that I what I watch has to be found on the interweb. I do like the Today show and Bill O'Reilly.

Instead I'm watching meaningful stuff like the Bachelorette, Drop Dead Diva, Project Runway, and Make It Or Break It. :) Oh and... have you seen The Soup? It's on E I think. You have to find it cause I think you'd like it. It's a comedy news program on reality TV shows and movie stars. It's one of the most hilarious shows I've ever seen.

Becca said...

I decided a few years ago that I didn't actually NEED a stranger to tell me what I should be thinking and feeling about the latest tragedies and rumors to hit the wires. Of all the things I've decided not to need, this has been among the most liberating.

Donna said...

We all hate it!! it doesn't matter who is in power....someone is highly ticked, and I don't care who you are...I cannot abide the cacophony.
Do the Dems not remember when they dissed Bush like he stole their lunch...and do the repubs not remember when they had their chance?
STOP ARGUING.....just please somebody give us a job. Somebody make us feel comfortable in our own country.
Or is it just too late? Fine, someone give me a cookie, or some botox...I don't care any more.