You Aren’t Useless If You’re Watching Good TV

Last week, Captain Thoughtful was out of town at a conference for 3 days so I made a to-do list of everything I needed/wanted to get done while he was gone.

1. Start packing up our apartment

2. Make a dentist appointment

3. Get my hair trimmed

4. Work out for an hour every day

5. Eat healthy


Here is what I actually did.

1. Watched every episode of “Call the Midwife”

2. Ugly cried through most of the episodes of “Call the Midwife”

3. Ate Whataburger

I would lament my uselessness a lot more if “Call the Midwife” wasn’t such good TV. I’m pretty sure you can’t be completely useless if you’re watching good TV.


39 thoughts on “You Aren’t Useless If You’re Watching Good TV

  1. lrose says:

    Sunday nights are five hours of couch potato heaven. Beats one hour of exercise any day.

  2. mimnathan says:

    Call the Midwife is a wonderful beautifully heart wrenching show and I completely understand. Watched the whole thing in about a week…! It’s great TV so you should definitely not feel useless!

  3. Soul Walker says:

    Do you feel like you are desperately waiting to find that someone else has told your story in their words better than you ever would have in yours every time you watch TV?

  4. none says:

    I didn’t know there was good TV….But I do get addicted to some stuff on TV, :).

  5. Christina Rauh Fishburne says:

    I’ve lost 2 months of my life in the discovery of Korean Drama. And I’m a better person for it.

  6. falafelgirl773 says:

    Brava. You just captured my life in one post. Only, I watch New Girl, and I have never heard of your show.

  7. 21tasha says:

    I have a blogger question for you… So I went to a seminar last night and met an amazing guy with a very unique and influential story. I would like to write a blog about him. Do I need to ask his permission to write a blog post about him? Any advice would be nice. Thanks!

    1. girlonthecontrary says:

      I almost always ask permission even if it’s not necessary. :)

  8. Michael says:

    “I object to all this sex on the television. I mean, I keep falling off.” -Monty Python.

  9. Jan Moyer says:

    I think science has proven that it’s never a waste of time watching good TV. Doing life right.

  10. Masala & Blarney says:

    Hmmm…I just finished binge watching Veronica Mars on Amazon Prime, so I wonder if this is on Hulu or Amazon Prime

    1. girlonthecontrary says:

      How amazing is Veronica Mars??!! I love that show so much.

      Call the Midwife was on Netflix….but I’m sure it’s somewhere else as well.

      1. Masala & Blarney says:

        And V. Mars is amazing – I watched it in the 90’s and then binged watched this time before watching the movie. Logan is still beautiful…

  11. Abby Sugrue says:

    I was supposed to be packing up my apt but instead I found the full movie version of “The Family Stone” on YouTube (not sure how that happened) and splotchy sobbed my way through it. It was heaven.

  12. Valentine Logar says:

    That actually sounds very productive for time alone. Good stick-to-it-ivness.

  13. Scott McKinney says:

    Those of us who are jonesing for a Whataburger think that’s a perfectly fine list of accomplishments.

    1. girlonthecontrary says:

      My life is an almost constant state of jonesing for a Whataburger.

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