Back in the Pop Culture Swing of Things
Since I got a cable connection I also got cable television to go with it. For me this is the really weird part. I have not had cable television since 1999 (I think). I have been in pop culture overload for the past two days. I have watched movies that I don't think I would ever watch under normal circumstances. I have seen television shows that I have only heard about in newspapers and magazines. It occured to me today how long and to what extent I have been separated from pop culture. There have been entire sitcoms, successful by any tv exec's standards, that I had never heard of and that have come and gone without my ever knowing they even existed. Entire careers of actors that I have never heard of have been made and broken since I last had cable. I originally got rid of cable because I was spending a lot of money and never watching anything. Usually I would just put it on one of the music channels and go about my business. Now I have the opposite problem. Now the first thing I do when I get home is turn on the tv and crank up the computer (I am watching a show about vampires as I write this). I AM OBSESSED!
Oh well, I'm sure it will work itself out. The internet connection is useful but I will have to see how the tv thing goes. If in a couple of months I am still obsessed with tv, or, on the other hand, have stopped watching it at all again I will probably just have it disconnected. But, in the meantime, I am going to soak up as much pop culture as I can get! ;)