This may come as a jaw-dropper, but I’ve finally decided to put down the remote to the new Smart TV my wife got me for Christmas.
Don’t worry – there’s no need to rush me to the emergency room or anything remotely like that.
I just need a break.
Since Christmas, I’ve binge watched everything from Netflix’s “The Crown” to Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle,” to Syfy’s “The Expanse.” Just yesterday, I finished the last several episodes of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels.” They were finally made available on Netflix this week.
But now that we are nearly two weeks into 2017, it’s time I step away from the TV and see to what I’ve been neglecting.
Take this blog, for instance.
When I fired up my laptop this morning, I discovered that I hadn’t posted since before Christmas. And even then it was to reblog a post by my wife on the milestone our college son crossed while he was home for the holidays.
He wrecked my car.
The accident was his first. And again, no need to worry – no one was injured, not even bruised – unless you count the cars involved. The guys at the body shop are putting a new bumper on mine and fixing a crinkled hood.
The point is, I have not been diligent when it comes to blogging. So when I got up this morning, I resolved not to turn on the TV today and set about revamping this space on the internet.
I’ve changed themes and gotten rid of some of the clutter to make my home on the web more readable.
Maybe my efforts will motivate me to post more often in 2017.
Or maybe not.
My new Smart TV is looking forlorn.