Post-Election Retirement: Stepping Away from the Television
Wow, I kind of feel like I'm retiring all over again. I didn't realize how much of a time suck this whole presidential race was. I almost don't know what to do with myself. There are other things in life, right?
Last night, I reached the cable-news-show saturation point at precisely 6:30 pm. I actually returned to my old habit of yesteryear, watching "Friends" reruns. How nice to laugh at the TV instead of shout at it! And then, when that was over, I STEPPED AWAY FROM THE TELEVISION. Completely.
I read a book, fiction, purely for pleasure.
I now enter a new phase of retirement, post-election retirement. This is a new phenomenon for me. This campaign was a long one, even pre-dating my March retirement.
I was thinking I might get a breather from the "news" until Inauguration Day, but today I read that we're already concerned with the wardrobe of our soon-to-be First Lady. I just can't catch a break, can I?