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I Don't Watch Much Television

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    T-V Has Taken A Back Seat

    Ever since I got a computer April 2008 the T-V has taken a back seat. I only watch about three or four shows per week on average. At least with the computer I can make my own entertainment.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    It's Too Easy

    It's too easy to just switch the TV on and then drift from one programme to another and before you know it life was what happened while you were busy watching TV.  When I think of all the things I want to do in my spare time, watching TV comes pretty far down the list. ...
    RamblingRose RamblingRose 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2008

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    Boring

    I can keep myself far better entertained with the contents of my head and a book!
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 15, 2011

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    Pasttime

    I used to watch television. I don't nowadays. It's been a couple months since I watched tv. It isn't that I don't have time or that nothing good's on. I just lost interest in watching. Will I gain interest in watching the channels I used to love watching, again? I hope so. I...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Dec 23, 2012

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    Not Really Missed

    Yeah, I used to watch a lot of TV. I liked watching game shows and cartoons. In fact one of my favourite things to do in grade school was rush home and watch the Disney Afternoon. I noticed as I got older, that although the shows I loved were long cancelled save for Jeopardy...
    boundlessZERO boundlessZERO 26-30, M Apr 10, 2013

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    Never Missing Much!

    At home I hardly ever watch TV. The news is about the only thing I watch once in a while. DVDs are my main viewing, when I borrow, or download. I like TV when I visit friends and hey have tuned into something foreign.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Sep 15, 2013

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    Don'T Miss It At All.

    I used to have direct TV. 3 months ago, i cancelled it and bought a ROKU instead. I havent missed regular TV one little bit. I went from almost $80 a month to $16 by subscribing to netflix online and Hulu plus. Probably one of the best financial decisions i've made since i only...
    kellysimon kellysimon 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Kill Your Tv

    My father was very strict and pretty unconventional. TV was against the rules. We had a TV and a VCR, movies were allowed (rarely) but TV never. At one point, when I was a curious pre-adolescent girl, we were living in Brazil. Soap Operas or 'Novelas' are very...
    MissCalamitie MissCalamitie 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2009

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    I Used To Love Tv

    watched movies and documentaries or current affairs etc I had a few fave tv serials I loved at different times 70's I liked Battlestar Galactica, Hitchikers Guild to the Galaxy, Blakes Seven, Man about the house, Countdown and Insearch of series and Carl Sagan cosmos 80's I loved...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response May 27, 2011

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    Tonight I'm watching WWE Royal Rumble

    and it's really annoying because the shield hasn't gotten out yet,it sucks too
    mimi7882 mimi7882 13-15, F Jan 26

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    It's a Lie, You Can Use the Tv Without a Remote

    Usually because my sister is glued to it. Once I nicked the remote so she could change channels, I walked in ten minutes later to see she was happily using the box under the tv to swap channels, grrrrr, I was told that would work by someone. All it meant was she had to see right...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    Busy Bee

    ever since i became sooo busy with college life. i tend not to have time to watch too much TV anymore... i only watch some shows during weekends, and american idol, too:p.. oh, & now that i'm on vacation, that's teh only time i get to watch some more..:)
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Waste of Time

    There are a few shows I watch with my husband out of habit. They are entertaining, but I always have the nagging feeling that I could be doing something productive. I could go the rest of my life without a TV and not regret it, as long as I could watch movies.
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Very Rarely

    When I have it on, i tend to keep it tuned to the music channels, for background noise. I am not interested in any continuing dramas, I don't have the staying power, and truly hate reality television shows, I find myself comparing everything I watch to something I ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend and I watch a little baseball from time to time, other than that we don't watch a lot of TV. We have other things we enjoy doing that keep us busy.
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Apologies in advance: this is a longer rant. Most sitcoms disturb & anger me because much of the humor is mean-spirited & involves humiliating other people. I like witty, creative...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    For almost 3 years, I LOVE HIM ! well, that's not new but what makes my love for him different?.. For almost 3 years we only met for 4 times! May 2011..May 2012,,Aug. 2013...Jan...
    aderie48 aderie48 16-17, F Mar 29

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    Most of the time, it is. I mean, I do watch local news and all, but World News? Nuh-uh! Not for me!
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Seriously, everytime I turn the TV on, there's always a news flash and it's either about a murder or an accident somewhere or the freakin pork barrel scandal. It's all depressing
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F Apr 1

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    There is always something bad, like a war in another country or people dying. It is also very biased they( news reporters) make you believe what they want you to believe. If that...
    tifflo tifflo 13-15, F Apr 1

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    I blanked out a lot of my childhood & really only remember small parts. Which is interesting because I remember all of the weird spiritual things that happened....
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Lies. sometimes I notice them, but I'll keep it to myself. I don't always see the need to call someone out on it. I'm sure everyone has their reasons. If it's not causing anyone...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know what it is about me, but people just institutionally turn against me for reasons I never find out, if the person ever actually knows why they hate me. Every time. I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 Mar 23

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    So, I never really felt girls had to shave, because my mom was a hippy. I shaved, because I wanted to try things out and now I kinda don't want to. I like to shave my armpits and...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Yeah so I never am able to find a "perfect" guy. I dunno.. Some of them want to date me, others just want to be **** buddies. Idk what I want, all I know is that they confuse the h...
    TaylorNicoleee TaylorNicoleee 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Don't care much about appearance so it doesn't really bother me, but it still kinda sucks some times.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Working in the convenience store I see a lot of drunk people every day and I don't see much positive things from it. Ordinarily nice people act like jerks, start fights, threaten...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    13, Seventh Grade. I'm quiet, shy, and anti-social. But I can't really say I'm depressed. Life is just so boring, my grades are slipping, and my friends act like I don't exist. I...
    SkaterGirlForever12 SkaterGirlForever12 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hello guys, I hope you're all doing well. I sort of hesitated about the idea of posting my experience here but I decided to do so. I sort of think that I have been a schizoid my...
    Bloodyshrines Bloodyshrines 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    My boyfriend is technically my best friend. He's got a lot of special titles from me. But I'm not really sure I'll ever have a real best friend. The first reason is because I'm not...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    People keep telling me I am negative. They don't know what I have to go through or what I have been through and even if they knew they’d probably say my problems are not problems...
    lonewolff666 lonewolff666 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    My mother is awful. I can't even explain how much she's tortured my sisters and I over the years. She makes us think that she will actually be a mother. And when she's gained our...
    agirltoremember agirltoremember 13-15, F Apr 1

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    We met because I started working at a university in a new city and he was my supervisor. After two weeks there we slept together and I became pregnant with twins. When I told him...
    valkyriebird valkyriebird 36-40 Apr 3

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    I'm a 16 year old girl. My whole life I have been trying to make my parents proud, but I've never been able to socialize properly with kids my age, I was always numb or upset...
    AGirlSearchingForAnswers AGirlSearchingForAnswers 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    SUMMARY We were best friends for a while, but then he started traveling a lot. Every other week he was gone and that's when we stopped getting along. Now, he is always going out...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    to my old school in my home country. My parents have a job that involve me to move back and forth between North America and Asia. I've lived in Asia for almost my whole life, and...
    helpmeplzzz helpmeplzzz 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    I don't really have a religion. Although my family are huge Christians. But religion in my opinion is a huge hypocrisy in its self. Like hating something that doesn't hurt people...
    EmotionaLila EmotionaLila 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    (Mild Trigger Warning. Don't read if you don't like.) Staring out to the clouds, I wish that I could be with you. Why do you have to be so far away, far away that you are but a...
    DisembodiedLied DisembodiedLied 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I stopped wearing them when I was 16 after this party, it was this house party, I went in white high heels a white mini skirt and a tank top a band where playing and I took off my...
    LillySweetSnatch LillySweetSnatch 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    It's not like fearing it will change anything. It comes to everyone, curling both guilty and innocent souls into its out reached arms. To some it comes slow; to others, formidably...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Well, I can write my college project right now... I'm feeling weird and lost. And alone, maybe anxious. And I don't really know...
    pattiemorais pattiemorais 18-21, F 2 Responses 57 mins ago

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    THE LOOKS I GET, when I tell someone I don't have a cell phone. I have to assure them that I don't after they think I'm kidding. "If you don't want me to have your number, all you...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I slept from 2am ( after watching some tv, i haven t watched tv for yrs!!) to 5pm today. Then I went to a restaurant to have tea, now I am going to play golf. Nice weekend with a...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F Apr 12

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    I've been in a relationship for 3 and a half years and I don't think it's going to end well. I don't get along with him unless I'm really trying to. He sets me off really easy and...
    katane katane 18-21 1 Response Mar 20

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    Listen, I have 15 days of holidays I want to take advantage of it to the chore! well, I listed all the activities I want to do but I don't know how to organize them! -well, I...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I passed the permit test with no trouble at all. It wasn't until I was ready to take the road test I started to have problems. I've tried to get it five times as of today, but for...
    xxrayxx33 xxrayxx33 18-21, M Mar 25

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