Last night, I watched two episodes of Connections 2 on an old VHS tape, and I realized that it was the first time in 2010 that I'd used my TV for anything other than playing CDs.
I did see a couple episodes of The Muppet Show at a friend's house, and she insisted I watch Pixar's Up when she found out I'd never heard of it. But nothing on my own initiative until two nights ago… and I'm still not sure what possessed me.
Even after seven years without television, I'm sometimes surprised by how little I miss it. When I was a kid, I learned there were people who didn't own a TV set, and I thought they must be crazy people like the ones who climbed water towers and started shooting into crowds. I never thought I'd one day be one of those people… without a TV, that is.
Now, the idea of spending hours staring at a bunch of colored lights sounds outright awful. I can't believe I used to do it for fun.