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Bored? Are you a couch potato?

If you are already prone to this malady, the following information may be dangerous in encouraging this behavior. This writer is not responsible for damages done.

As a result of today's blog topic,  my personal couch potato activities are responsible for the lack of yesterday's post. In an attempt to justify my actions, I blame Netflix (in the name of research).

 The best way to prove a fact is to test it, right? Yesterday I definitely put Netflix to the test by watching hours of Safe, a one-season Harlon Coben creation that whetted my love for crime/mystery/action-based entertainment. Harlon Coben is an American author whose work I have enjoyed immensely over the years,  discovering Safe as Coben's break out into film became that much sweeter when The Five caught my attention another series of his own. I will finish The Five today (unless some saves me) so that I can further investigate Coben with viewings of The Stranger. I might take a break before watching No Second Chance...

...but I doubt it. See how quickly this binge infection spreads? Being a couch potato is a serious business for which the cure has not been discovered. Sound familiar?

I've never been much of a television enthusiast, at least not until a couple of years after I retired from teaching. I left soap operas years ago after failing biology my senior year in college. General Hospital aired at the same time as class; it was the Luke and Laura days. Sheesh! 'Nuff said.

When  I discovered Netflix I knew my life was in for a drastic change in perception. What better way to while away the hours, knitting needle in hand, chai beverage within arms reach, a Netflix original awaiting heavy binge activity? Then Amazon Prime aught my attention and I fell firmly down that rabbit hole. Movies, series, specials, concerts... Nervana on the Book Tube. Yep, I'm liking my television of late. That's how I reward myself for getting chores completed and daily obligations out of the way. 

Unfortunately, s binge-watching is helpful to relieve boredom, it can also be detrimental to your waistline.

Oh, what we do in the name of research.

What are YOU watching?

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay at home.

Lisa, the lady with the cane


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