My favorite newsy show moved from 7pm to 6pm and I haven’t seen it in weeks. Maybe months.
By the time we get the kids both into bed it’s 7:00 or 7:30pm and by the time I do my rounds picking up the house, changing over the laundry, or whatever else needs to be done, I’m often not sitting down until at least 8:00.
The last thing I want to do at 8:00 at night is to “read the paper” so to speak. I want to browse pinterest, check out facebook or instagram, and maybe watch some “compelling” television. (My favorite right now is the Voice – Australia’s edition just started.)
Sometimes I write at night, or edit photos.
And if I’m up for it, I might get some “work” done like answering emails or making lists for whatever it is I’m working on at the time.
But this “disappearing” program (and my lack of ambition to find my news online) means that I’m woefully behind on current events.
This is all very strange for me.
Normally I love keeping up-to-date. I love following the politics (hello, it’s an election year!!). I love being abreast of the latest breaking story.
But I don’t like to use my online time to read the news. I’d much prefer social networks or reading blogs or just researching stuff that I’m learning about. (Like googling “what to do with your lucky bamboo when it grows too tall”. True story. Mine’s grown way too tall and I have no idea what to do with it.)
So since I’m not reading much news online and I’m missing out on my favorite news show, I’m totally out of the loop.
And being out of hte loop makes me feel ignorant. And lazy.
I guess I’d better get in the loop again.
Q for you: How do you stay current on world events? Is it important to you?
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