You know, remove yourself from the constant flow of information and allow yourself to experience each moment as it unfolds, and to immerse yourself in the world that you actually inhabit rather than the one that comes through our many screens.
I have to admit though, that my purpose with this little exercise is well... um.... not quite so lofty.
Have I mentioned that I'm a HUGE figure skating fan? I know, I know... it's really terrible. I sorta feel like I'm promoting child abuse by watching the stuff, but I seriously just can't help myself. I see them out there twirling on the ice and suddenly I'm back in the 3rd grade watching Dorothy Hamill bring home the gold medal... yes, it's a sickness.... and yes, I had the haircut.
Anyhow, the Olympic ladies long program (the one that determines the medals) is gonna be televised tonight and I don't want anything to ruin it for me, so I'm not watching the news, or looking at Google news, or turning on the radio, or television, or anything else! And don't any of you DARE ruin it for me!!!
This is quite a challenge for a news junkie like myself - and to be completely honest, I did watch the late news last night after the broadcast of the short program (the first half of the competition.) Hey... I had to see what the weather was gonna be like. Plus, I had to know if there was anything about the body in the river!!!
Seriously, we had wonderful weather in the 60's yesterday so CatMan and I went for a bike ride. So we're riding along the South Platte river when all of a sudden we hit a section that was cordoned off with police tape. There were a pile of officers there who shooed us along.
On our way back about an hour and a half later, it was still there... only now there was just one young cadet doing the shooing, and all of the officers were down in the river inspecting something. I was afraid of getting in trouble, so I just hopped over the guard rail to the street and continued on my way like I was supposed to do... but CatMan stood there grilling the cadet trying to get some info.
When he finally crossed over to the other side where I was waiting he told me that they had found a body in the river!! He had actually seen them pulling it out! He wanted me to go back with him to see if we could see anything else, but I really, REALLY didn't want to see it. Seriously, that sort of thing could scar a person for life!
So at any rate... this no news thing is a HUGE challenge especially on a day like today, because I'm dying to know what they found... it's like CSI Denver or something like that.
But I'm holding firm... I'm not gonna peek... because the ladies are worth it.
Plus, I think it might actually be healthy for me to try to get un-addicted to the news... you know, for all of the lofty reasons I mentioned above.
So, how about you? Am I the only crazy news junkie out there? Do you think it's healthy to watch the news?