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The Curse of Internet TV

Don’t laugh, but I’ve never really watched tv shows on the internet before this year. Whenever I had time to kill, I went on Facebook or read (from a real book, for fun; yes I actually do that) or drew or something. But suddenly, this year I’ve been finding myself on Youtube and the Food Network website when I don’t have anything to do. My findings? Internet tv is awesome (I don’t have to wait two-and-a-half months before I can watch the Food Network again!) and terrible (procrastination: the bane of the college student).

Yesterday, I had a couple of hours to kill before bed. Of course, nobody was at the desk, so I couldn’t check out the movie I wanted to watch. I went on foodnetwork.com and attempted to watch an episode of The Great Food Truck Race (such a good show! Now on my bucket list: eat from a food truck). I’ve never even seen a food truck before because I’m pretty sure there’s an ordinance against them in Chicago or something like that. And I enjoy Food Network’s competition shows… Iron Chef America, Chopped, you name it. But of course, dear old Augie internet wouldn’t let it load.

Interesting fact about Augie’s internet: it never lets me load anything from an official site. I couldn’t watch The Great Food Truck Race on foodnetwork.com, but when I decided to watch Michelle Obama’s speech from the DNC (at least I’m being politically active, I thought) on Youtube, that was perfectly fine. Youtube isn’t exactly illegal, but there’s stuff that shouldn’t really be there which loads perfectly.

Anyway, I managed to waste two hours watching stuff (and I really mean stuff since I was just clicking around), and then had the realization that I could actually have been doing something much more productive. Working on my resume, for example. You know, that thing that’s going to help me with my life. Or writing a blog post (but maybe those two hours weren’t really wasted because I came up with a topic for this week’s post!). Or reading or writing. Or working on a drawing of my baby cousin for my aunt and uncle (but then they did say I could take as much time as I wanted because I would be “busy” at college).

And that is why I decided to move this week’s post forward. I had an hour to kill today, so I managed to write my journal entry for my Tutoring class and write this post. Pretty productive, huh? Aren’t you proud of me?


One Response to “The Curse of Internet TV”

  1. Sounds productive, I can totally relate to this! Thanks for the funny post!

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