It is not a normal thing. Watching television. It is not a normal thing on a Friday night.
I am usually on the computer. (Like now) Or working on a case. Or working on a jigsaw puzzle. Or doing something mundane like laundry.
But not tonight.
I watched television.
Well, to be exact, I watched TIVO.
My dear spouse records all of my favorite stuff and leaves it for me for the weekend. We often sit down and watch something stupid over dinner. Once we are done with eating I get a blanket of two dogs and he gets a smaller one dog blanket.
If we are really lucky, the dogs go outside and the cats venture upstairs and play blanket.
But tonight I needed to empty my mind. Completely. And there is no better way to do that than to watch television.
The computer requires reading or writing. The puzzles cause neural-synapse meaning I have to think. Of all the things I can do that let me empty my brain, television is second to meditation. And it requires less work on my part.
After another week in the fight for an even playing field in the justice system, I need to empty my brain of all thought.
So if you will excuse me, I have to unpause the TIVO and recapture my blankets!
Have a good Good Friday!