TV doesn’t make you stupid

OK, I gotta tell you, it’s a grey day.

Also, the Canadiens lost their 1st preparatory match,

it’s fine, it doesn’t count.

One of my great aunt’s died, she was 91, a nice long life.

So, by my usual criteria,

 and this combined with the moon and hormones.

I should be bummed and yet, I feel fine.

The fall really does seem to be bringing clarity.

I’m relieved, I was getting sick of grouchy and morose me,

I can only imagine what everyone else felt.

I have finally given up the need to “know” certain things.

Trying to understand,

 peoples thought patterns and motivations is a waste of time.

But, I have always been stubborn that way.

I think I’ll concentrate on me and the good things I have.

I’m healthy and I have good hair.

Seems like a hell of a start.

With the fall season I have been watching TV.

I know some people,

 seem to think that reading books and watching TV are mutually exclusive,

I’m not one of those people.

Although, I was raised in a bookish family, I also grew up watching TV.

I like TV and not only PBS.

Television doesn’t only rot your brain,

it can educate and entertain,

 sometimes even,


Also, I find that TV is more and more for people like me,

women over the age of forty,

 it’s about time!

Some of the shows I watch,

 Private Practice, The Good Wife  are quality shows

and the main characters are all women over thirty-five.

These shows are well written and deal with many thought provoking issues.

Bonus, they usually have beautiful women in the cast.

Julianna Margulies, Kate Walsh and Amy Brenneman,

 it don’t get much hotter than that.

Mature,  smart women, some might even be described as bookish,

if we were a tad delusional 🙂

be still my heart.

If I had to pick betwen books and television , I would go with books.

But, I would miss TV.

I grew up watching it,

many of my cultural references were acquired through the “boob tube”.

So when I can’t read, I can always watch television.

It’s comfortable and familiar.

Later girls


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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