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Please, no more 'Doom and Gloom' hour!Posted Friday, March 13, 2009, at 9:31 AM
I have little to no more interest in what I am now referring to the "Doom and Gloom" hour.
The "Doom and Gloom" hour I am talking about here is the nightly news, or for that matter, any cable news network (MSNBC, Fox, CNN, the list goes on and on and on and ...).
Typically, I don't work the evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I usually am in the office during Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights.
Thankfully, Wednesday was not as bad as Tuesday.
I arrived home Tuesday night and sat down for dinner. My fiance is currently taking a class on Tuesday evenings, so the puppy and I get the house to ourselves for a couple of hours.
Routines, routines and more routines.
It's difficult to get out of a routine when your in the news business. And, like clockwork, I followed the routine to a T on Tuesday.
I sat down for dinner and turned on the television, flipping the channel to the national news.
What do I see? Economic turmoil, more on the economy, Bernie Madoff, etc.
Thankfully, when I came home Wednesday, my fiance was visiting with family. They stayed past 7 p.m., so the television was turned on.
Then, the two of us sat down and watched a comedy.
I understand -- especially being in this business -- that you can't ignore the "doom and gloom."
But to be honest, I am tired of it.
Like anyone else, I, too, am a viewer of television shows, etc.
But unlike a lot of viewers, I spend most of my afternoon viewing one story after another regarding "doom and gloom."
I just don't want to hear about it when I get home.
Bring my Alex Trebeck. Jeopardy!
I can live without Entertainment Tonight, buy my fiance likes it.
I'd rather slouch on the couch, put a movie into the DVD player and press click while attempting to get my little space on the couch as the puppy sprawls all over trying her best to get comfortable.
This is much more enjoyable then hearing "Talking Heads" (Not the band mind you, sorry for the reference Mr. (David) Byrne).
Fighting for space on the couch is more pleasing than hearing about the most recent economic downturn.
I know the economy is facing peril. Things haven't been good for quite a while.
I just don't want to hear about it every minute of the day.
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