Wednesday, October 26, 2011
When people ask me how I read so much, my first response is always that I don't watch much tv. I also have to admit that I have an issue with TV as the focal point in people's houses. In Luke's and my first house, you walked directly from the front door into the living room. It drove me crazy that we had a big screen tv and that our furniture faced the tv. I feel like it screamed "this is what we value." So in our new home, we decided that the TV would go in the basement. When you walk into our home, the first thing you see is our living room, where we display books and where, I hope, the furniture is inviting for conversation as opposed to mindless vegging. It's not so much something that I note in other people's houses as it is something that I hate in my own home.
I realize that it's somewhat hypocritical of me to enjoy books that are, in some cases, the written equivalent of Jersey Shore, while frowning on mindless TV consumption. But I still do. It's not that I never watch TV, or that when I watch I only watch educational programs (I love the Real Housewives), I just don't like it to be the focal point of my home - the thing that my furniture centers around, the thing you notice first when you walk inside. I like that our house now says we like music (the piano) and books (the library) and eating together/conversing (the furniture layout) not that we like to sit and look at the glowing blue box.
What do you guys think? Am I a judgmental overthinker? Or do you feel the same way? Is it something that has ever occurred to you?
Posted by Julie G at 1:46 PM