(And speaking of rotting your brain. Or at least, having weird effects on it. Photo from here.)
Kathy has often told me she has a fantasy life. It involves the great American pastime -- no, not baseball. Watching TV. I've always resisted this. I would rather watch a movie than TV, and I'd rather read than do either. I hate commercials, it rots your brain, etc. I've "compromised," and agreed to watch the occasional HBO series. Or Showtime series. But in general, no. We both work long hours. We live with 3 kids and 1 cat. We have a house (although not an apartment). We almost never have time to read or watch a movie, let alone watch network TV.
But tonight, right now, in fact, we are living this dream life. We're sitting here, watching TV, like an old married couple. And she's right, it is actually kind of nice.