An Ode To Wasting Time


There are many hours I spend
Watching boxsets on my screen
Though I don’t know to what end
Because I can’t say that I’m keen
The mis-en-scene is flawed
And the acting is quite weak
Yet I still sit and stare
Completely under-awed
Though one positive critique
Is the comfort of my chair

  19 comments for “An Ode To Wasting Time

  1. August 8, 2020 at 7:27 am

    It seems since lockdown we have been watching more television too and binge watching varius shows.
    Not only that, we hve been watching repeats of shows, just to watch something.
    There must be more to life than this.

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    • August 8, 2020 at 10:43 am

      I’ve always been guilty of watching a bit too much TV so the poem isn’t lockdown specific. Ironically I have probably watched less due to having an energetic toddler to entertain when everything has been closed.


    • August 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

      I thought you wrote “binge watching virus shows”… 😉 (I need more coffee…) 😂☕

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  2. August 8, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I don’t think you can waste time, just spend it.
    Although, there is ‘Star Wars’ and ‘May’.

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    • August 8, 2020 at 10:27 am

      I consider every second of May as being time well spent

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  3. August 8, 2020 at 10:18 am

    The problem with box sets is that once I’ve started one, I feel I ought to finish.

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    • August 8, 2020 at 10:26 am

      Same here. The worst are the ones that start off really good and then slowly and subtly decline so that by about series 4 they are basically unwatchable but you carry on because you became so invested in series 1.

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  4. August 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I’ve been mesmerized/horrified by American politics for years so OD on that until it gets too frightening; otherwise, I have been watching fluffy series. “Murder She Wrote” is a wonderful escape these days, and despite the murder, is quite cheerful with happy music, folksy characters, and cozy settings. I also love Angela Lansbury.

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    • August 8, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      I went through a phase, the last time I was on a serious fitness kick a couple of years ago, of working out in front of the TV while “Murder She Wrote” was on. I found I could follow the plot even when I couldn’t look at the screen and it was so escapist that exercise didn’t seem quite so painful. Initially it just happened that the show coincided with when I was working out but I actually started recording it to make sure I always had an episode available…

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  5. August 8, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I’m very curious to know how these long bouts of sitting will eventually transform the evolution of the human skeleton.

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  6. August 8, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I find myself escaping more and more often into Netflix when I should be doing something more productive, but the couch is so very comfortable compared to my office chair…

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    • August 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm

      I’m amazed I ever do anything that isn’t watching Netflix…

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      • August 8, 2020 at 9:43 pm

        There’s always Prime…

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      • August 8, 2020 at 9:44 pm

        Yes, I have that too. And Disney Plus…


  7. August 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I found your blog because of Herb I LOVE IT I am only commenting on it this once but i have read several of your bits and they are so cute

    Stay well and laugh when you can

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    • August 10, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks – sometimes laughing is all I can do, because the alternative is generally unthinkable. Glad you like the blog – I’ve briefly looked at yours and it seems like my kind of thing so I’ll be back to visit properly in the next couple of days.

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