This weekend I had a real interesting experience… A co-worker asked if I would hook up her DVD player to her TV. Me, being ‘Mr. Technology’, gladly accepted the challenge… And it was a doozie. The TV only had one plug for a cable connection, and the DVD player didn’t have a cable pass through! Ack! One quick run to Radio Shack to purchase a connection kit, and all was well…
During this time, we were discussing past relationships, and she mentioned that her last boyfriend had been a ‘computer guy’. Unfortunately this was *NOT* said in a positive light. She basically said that he sat on the couch with the TV remote in one hand, and a mouse in the other. And, because of this, he’s no longer in the picture.
Later that evening, as *I* sat on my couch watching auto racing, some small facts about that snippet of conversation sunk in. I started to take a hard look at what I enjoy doing. And, unfortunately, I realized that I’m falling into the couch potato concept. I don’t watch TV, but I really like to stretch out on the couch with a book, and my cat curled up in my lap. If I’m not reading, I’m working on the computer. Sometimes it’s for work, but mainly it is just a way to waste time. I have not been practicing guitar much, and I cannot think of things to do that are enjoyable. Most of my time is spent with my mind at work and trying to solve the day-to-day mysteries.
I’m beginning to realize that I *need* to get out more. Being single with an apartment, there are few responsibilities that *require* me to get out. It’s sad when I go play ‘handyman computer/electronics guy’, not because I want the money, but that I want something to do.