Mumbles … Television

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The prompt I am writing for is a week old… OMG, how did I get so far behind!?  Please forgive me.  This new medicine routine I am on is really kicking my but.  Plus I have added pool therapy twice a week I need to make time for.  If I could just have a couple of good days I think I could get caught up, but naps keep sneaking up on me and my boyfriend is on a leave of absence for a month and so I am spending more time with him which means less writing time.  Speaking of writing… let’s talk television.

I grew up in the era of a tv in every room.  Ok it wasn’t to that excess, but the living room had one, a small portable in the kitchen, (why I don’t know but,) a small one in the bathroom and then of course one in the bedroom.  Although growing up my sister and I shared one and it was never on at bedtime.

By the late 70’s the television became a toy too… the Atari 2600 game system and space invaders and pac man hit our house.  My dad even designed holders for the joysticks so you could have a more arcade like experience… and it was easier to get a high score.

The 80’s came with cable television and many more choices.  Then I grew up and work and family life took a lot of my tv viewing away.  There just wasn’t time for it.  We more often would use the set for VHS and DVD viewing.

Now the news is just depressing.  There aren’t many good shows on anymore.  I sit here today taking advantage, as I often do, of the music channels my cable company offers.  Listening to a little adult alternative today while I write.  And the music leaves me less distracted for reading prompts too, which is what I should go do to try to catch up some more.  Do you have a favorite television show or channel?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – television

4 thoughts on “Mumbles … Television”

  1. Reblogged this on Been There, Done That and commented:
    WoW how the Television has impacted our world. First set I remember was after mom remarried and there was this big COLOR console in the living room. Had a AM/FM radio on one side and a Record Turntable on the other. Didn’t have any “clicker” remote at this point. Sat down as a family watching shows like “Wonderful World of Disney”, ” Andy Williams”, “Gun Smoke”, and the “Pondarosa” with the Cartwright family. Of course we had the “American Bandstand” and “Dark Shadows”

    Only one TV was in the Living / Family Room until I got out on my own at 19 years old.

    Had the Cable, CUT the cord almost a year ago and bought the Air Ananta. No network TV, just the old westerns and movies. Spend my time on the free streaming apps and You Tube now adays

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