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I Don't Watch Much Television

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    Boring

    I have always found most of TV to be boring.  I gave myself some quidelines way back and have stuck with them more often than not.  Any show that uses a laugh track I will not watch.  I will not wrap my life around a TV show.  I have broken this rule twice...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 23, 2010

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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 16-17, F Jan 26

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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 22-25, F Sep 15, 2013

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    I Don't Watch Much Television

    When I was growing up, I was the middle child and I always got voted out on what I wanted to see and back then we only had one tv in the house.I guess you can call me the loner because I never spent time in the living room with my family because I could never watch what I wanted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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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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    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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    I Don't Watch Much Television So Am Looking For A Female For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . I am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in Tampa Bay, Florida. If you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    Boring

    Honestly I find most of the shows on tv these days quite boring and repetitive. There are a few exceptions but even the shows I really like get a bit old after a while. I would rather read a book than stare at a television so I can't really relate when people freak out about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6, 2012

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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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    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...
    fgsZERO fgsZERO 26-30, M Apr 10, 2013

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    myprettybrowneyes myprettybrowneyes 26-30, F Dec 10, 2010

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    I have a Netflix account,

    which apart from sports and the odd repeat of The Bill, I tend to watch TV on there, even then it's maybe two hours towards the end of the day. Unless I'm in binge mode of course, like I was whilst watching Breaking Bad. I read much more nowadays. TV bores me more often than...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Poetess: Painter and I have a tv... but we leave it on for the dog.. Everyday when I leave for work, I pat the dog on the head and give him a snuggle and say, "Now Maxwell Smart...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 Sep 11

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    Very seldom will I watch TV and it's usually the weather channel to get the radar or forecast when it's on. I'll watch 2 or 3 shows on netflix after doing class work. Nothing on tv...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 12

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    Well, very rarely nowadays. Most of it bores me. Eventually I want to get to the stage when I watch none at all. Reading these stories might well give me the inspiration to do so...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 11

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    Alcoholic drinks obv but for two good reasons lol.. it makes me sick and when i'm drunk i start stripping. Too many times have I lost friends or offended people because they have...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 29

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    So, I am going to a concert today, and my friend just told me that it was a waste of money for me to go to this concert, because out of the 3 or 4 bands that are playing, I'm only...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    So I accidentally browsed ur profile on the dating website and what you wrote just make me curious, this is how we know each other. We met in person in a very short term w/o...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F Sep 11

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    I am completely at odds with this region. I absolutely hate it. the over aggressive driving (less so in Vermont and Maine) when there is no traffic on the roads outside of major...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Sep 13

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    3:30am and I'm awake in tears, I can't stop my mind from throwing the recent past in my face. Dating a recovering drug addict is so hard especially when he has messed up and hurt...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    It's never as easy as just saying "thank you". I already don't think much of myself and I don't want anyone else to think so either. Saying "thank you" typically indicates that the...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I'm at a cross roads. Every path is dark and has things to get over or avoid. I don't know what to do I feel the weight of decisions I feel the responsibility of making decisions...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Spectacular view. I don´t believe picuters can perform the put justice. All the things labored excellente from really beginning. From the smile you have at the reception, to...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I asked her calmly and politely if she could please not leave a bunch of clutter on the kitchen counters. Usually I just ignore it and end up cleaning it all up myself, but I'm...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    i'm sorry but i don't add friends if you want to talk or do you have any think to say just message me and ill answer back ..
    khaalleed khaalleed 26-30 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have seen so many people in old age regreting about their wasted time in youth. So, don't waste it ..utilize the life maximum.
    thsp thsp 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    This is EP, this is where I share my opinions. And you know what? Everyone has opinions. I don't mind if you disagree with them, because your opinions might be different then mine...
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    And I don't like fishing either
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    But I know what I don't want
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    There are too many that live in the world of the fake this and that and social posture to appreciate the real. They are attracted to me, because I am real, but hate me because I...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    I have many acquaintances who use drugs others alcohol I can't condemn them as it's their life, money and minds they are abusing or loosing. Quite honestly some are wealthy...
    onebrightday onebrightday 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Two summers ago I moved in with my one of my older sisters. Ever since I moved in with her I have been watching her child for her while she worked. For the longest time I wasn't...
    MsHesitationsx3 MsHesitationsx3 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Shows don't appeal to me that much anymore. I loved cartoons and some shows when I was a kid..but now..not so much. Now that I'm older I find it hard to like a show or not get...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F Aug 27

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    I want to love my mom but I just don't. It hurts me to say it and I wouldn't tell her that because I care about her as a person, just as I care about anyone else's feelings. When I...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F Sep 1

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    Really don't just choose our word for it..  See what Channel 10's journey clearly show 'Areas We Go' considered Antarctica when we took them all the way down to the white...
    Deborahyt Deborahyt 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm about to be 36 (hard for me to fathom how this can really be) and I'm taking stock of where I am in life. I have watched my peers from my elementary and high school years grow...
    SaudadeVirgo SaudadeVirgo 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I am 25 and have 3 children under 6. I have been with my husband since I was 14, married at 18, and started a family a few months into the marriage. I love my kids with all my...
    Mom1989 Mom1989 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Go for absolute deadbeat loser men, with the mindset of "oh, I'm going to change this guy". There's about a 90% chance that's not ever going to happen. There's more of a chance of...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 Sep 2

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    I'm fifteen years old. Fifteen. And I have absolutely zero idea who I am. It must be the "hormones"... Seriously, why do adults feel the need to blame it on hormones all of the...
    taintedanddainty taintedanddainty 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know it all. I can repair plumbing but can't frame or install a window. I can change the oil in a car but will shy away from messing with the brakes. I don't know it all...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Aug 28

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    No, you'll never realise. I keep the pain under lock and key. You'll never know how much your words have scarred me. I'll put up with the pain so you can be happy. I'll pretend it...
    OsyriaRose OsyriaRose 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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