Do I have a life? I’m breathing, I think so. Do you mean an exciting life, full of glamour and excitment? Nope. I also don’t watch a lot of TV. Other than the DS9 rerun I try to catch in the afternoon, I manage to watch three shows a week, and only two when Survivor is not running.
I used to be out all the time. I didn’t even own a tv, because it would have been pointless. I had to get a cell phone, because I was never at home to take calls. I made a decision to slow down my life, stay at home with the kids, and go back to school. (For the record, I stayed at home for 2 years, went back to school for a year and a half, and am now taking a 10 month break before heading back to school for another 4 years). I have four kids that keep me really busy, a husband that I love hanging out with, when in school I juggle a full time school/homework load while taking care of kids, and I also socialize plenty IRL, but I try to do that at home now. The time I used to spend watching tv is now spent on the computer, usually at the SDMB. I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I managed to breastfeed an infant, potty train a toddler, run two kids to soccer games, tutor, and maintain a 90% + average, and take care of a full house. It’s not easy.
So, yes, I do have a full life. It’s not full of drinking parties, or nights full of glamour and evening gowns, but it is a life, and I do enjoy it. Now that I’m at home until August, I plan on getting as much relaxation in as possible, which means posting at the SDMB, watching Angel and Buffy, hanging out with my husband, and spending a lot of time outdoors with the kids as soon as spring hits.
It’s only 8:44 am here, so I’ve only had some coffee, changed a diaper, taken a ton of cold medication, and posted at the sdmb. It’s also Thursday, which means two of my three weekly shows are on tonight, so I will be doing something tv related later on. Am I supposed to apologize for that?
That’s good for you. I’m not sure why it’s such a point of pride, though. Everyone has a different lifestyle, and the computer and tv fills a different spot in different people’s lives. We all have preferences on the way we like to interact and be entertained, and it’s possible that your ways don’t work the best for other people’s lifestyles.