I think this is a first for me. I have answered Fandango’s Provocative Question in the comments before, but this week there was just too much to the question(s) to put in the comments so lets just into it.
This week Fandango asks:
For this week’s provocative question, I’m going to ask you about your TV viewing habits. My questions are below if you care to answer, either in the comments or on your own post. Ready?
What country do you live in?
How many televisions do you have in your home?
On average, how many hours a day do you watch TV?
What kinds of programs do you typically watch (e.g., news, sports, movies, dramas, sitcoms, reality shows)?
Do you watch programs as they are aired or do you record them and watch them at other times?
Do you mostly watch “network” TV? Premium cable channels (e.g., HBO, Showtime)? Streaming channels (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple+)?
How often, if at all, do you use other devices than television (e.g., computers, smartphones) to watch programs?
First of all I am in the middle of the United States with only one TV in my house. From here the questions get a little grey. Used to be I would have the TV on 24/7, but barely watched it. It was “company” in an empty house.
I am in the process of changing things a little. I am slowly getting into streaming what I want to watch as opposed to what is on cable. I have been listening to Amazon Music during the days at my computer and doing things around the house as pain allows me to. But usually I watch the local ten o’clock news and then it is more like background noise again until morning as I find it hard to sleep in a quiet house… although through the years I have learned no home is ever truly quiet, especially with three cats. So, as the set may be on about 10 to 12 hours depending on how late I am up (I am a night owl) I maybe only watch 2 to 4 hours.
I watch the local news and a mix of old shows I loved (Quantum Leap and The Carol Duvall show this week) and new discoveries (Squid Game and Downton Abbey) and the occasional movie I have on my to watch list (the original War of the Worlds and Forbidden Planet). So, I watch a mix of “live” and on demand shows. I rarely record anything.
As for the last two questions… all of the above. Local news (TV), movies (Starz, HBO, Disney) and streaming channels I am starting to discover more and more. However almost all of these are watched on the TV, with an occasional viewing on my computer. The phone screen is just too small. But music still reigns number one in my house – computer, tv music channels or the good old fashioned radio. How do you view?
I have struggled with what the Supreme Court decided on Roe v Wade. I have wept for all those who were trusting of someone they shouldn’t have been. I sobbed for those who were given a memory they weren’t prepared to deal with. But it’s the ones whose lives are forever ruined seeking to find help in a most difficult situation that I cry for now. I was reminded Dirty Dancing was not a love story with flowers and hearts, but about a privileged girl helping someone in trouble. Penny came out of it able to have kids. Had she not had medical help she may not have been able to. She could have died. Those are the ones we will soon all mourn. This is just what could happen to many.
He smiled at me
He said I could trust him
He held my hand
He said I would like it
At first I did
He held me down
He said I deserved it
He laughed at me
He said I was worthless
I gathered my strength
I knew I could do this
It wasn’t me
I pointed at him
I said he had done it
They locked him away
They told me my fate
They said I could love it
They said it didn’t matter
He said I could trust him
He said he could help me
… now I can never have children
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – trust
I have done it again. No, I have NOT fallen off of the face of the earth, no emergency trips to the hospital, I even survived close contact with someone who had covid but DIDN’T catch it. I have no excuses, so I won’t even bore you with a sample of my day to day but sufficed to say I have just been caught up in life and have not put a priority on WP. I aim to change that to a degree.
I want to at least get three posts in a week. I think I can manage to do a word of the day, a picture prompt or some other kind of writing to “stay in touch” with all of you. I feel bad for just kind of disappearing lately, but time has just been flying. I mean the Fourth of July is already past, in the blink of an eye summer will be here and gone so I need to get my butt in gear!
I will sample a bit of cold pizza when I heat up a couple of slices for a leftover dinner… it is so hard to actually cook for just one. I live too much of a processed food life! (Any ideas on EASY and quick meals for one? I can use all the help I can get.) I will be seeing you in the next couple of days. Keep life simple and take a sample of nature everyday for some needed self-care. Best to all of you!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – sample