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Surfin’ safari

Funny how quickly new routines can be broken, how we return, boomerang-like to our narrow comfort zones.

We hunkered down in front of the television last night — still enthralled by our ability to see something more than black space. I looked around for something good to watch, then picked a program.

Basil sat down next to me, picked up the remote and without a word, changed the channel.

And then changed it again, every time an ad appeared.

Sigh.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

7 thoughts on “Surfin’ safari

  1. I’ve been known to change a channel or two. Until we got second TV….now I just go to the family room and everyone’s happy.

    Posted by Mike Colaluca | November 6, 2012, 12:25 pm
  2. Agreeing it is the nature of males. My husband and son who lives with us both do that and it drives me nuts. it isn’t worth fighting about.

    Posted by maryanne | November 5, 2012, 7:22 am
  3. It’s a male thing. And if I protest, he says “you were watching that?” in a tone of absolute incredulity! I finally gave up on TV completely.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | November 4, 2012, 8:48 pm

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