When Do You Give Up?

I have a few shows on my DVR that I never feel like watching. I’ve watched a few episodes of one of them and find myself looking at my phone more than the screen. One I haven’t had the urge to watch once. I watched the first seasons of the shows and liked them enough to record season two, but apparently not enough to watch season two. Yet, they are still there, taking up space on my DVR. I have no idea how long they will sit there until I give up and delete them. Probably when the new TV season starts and I start having a disk space crisis and something has to go to make room for the shows I actually care about.

I will occasionally give up on a book if I read 50 pages and it’s not grabbing me. I have problems giving up if I’ve made it past 50 pages and then get bored after 100 or so. I feel like I’ve committed too much time to give up at that point so my reading slows down while I spend days finishing a book I no longer care about. Why do I do that? There are too many good books out there to waste time reading one I obviously don’t like. It’s the same with movies.  We recently watched an entire 90 minute movie that none of us as enjoying because no one wanted to be the one to suggest turning it off.

How long do you leave a show on your DVR before you admit you will never watch it and delete?

Do you have a page number for how long you read before you stop? Do you have a point of no return where you will finish no matter how bad it gets?

Do you turn movies off halfway through if you aren’t enjoying it?

Why do we waste precious time on things we aren’t enjoying?

Advertisements

My Answers to Questions No One Was Asking

Blair over at The Shameful  Sheep(go check her out) just posted her answers to some random questions. I agree with her that it would be fun to fill out, so here it goes:

What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

I’m going to agree with Blair here and pick Jennifer Lawrence. I know she would be sad that being my sister means she couldn’t date me, but she would have to live with it. She seems like fun.

What would you name your daughter if you had one?

I answered this one 17 years ago. Jessica. Not sure why, but I always liked that name.

What would you name your son if you had one?

I also already answered this one 21 years ago. Bradley. This one took some time. We had to discuss it quite a bit before landing on the name.

What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

This one is hard. I’ve been a TV addict for a long time. I can’t recall one show that really stood out as my absolute favorite. I really liked the Laff A Lympics. Since it is what popped in my head I will go with that.

What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?

I can’t remember what I did when I was eight. I can barely remember what I did last week. Probably something boring. It is always something boring. These days I wear scrubs to work on Halloween because it is easy and comfortable.

Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

Yes, All of them. Loved all of Harry Potter. Really only liked the first book in the other series, but continued reading anyway.

Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

I do, but here is my dirty little secret: I don’t like the Muppets. Never have, never will.

Have you ever been to Olive Garden?

It’s funny that this one came up. My daughter just mentioned recently that she;s never been. She’s a big fan of breadsticks and wants to try theirs. I guess I will be going back soon.

What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?

I have no idea. I will assume since my younger sister is Kimberly, that that would have been my name had I been a girl.

If you have a nickname, what is it?

It will surprise no one who reads this blog that it is Tater. It came about because of my extreme love of tater tots. The only good thing about my time in jail was the free tater tots.

Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?

Rural. I live in the burbs now and hate it. If I have to be around people, I want to be in a city with a decent transit system and most of what I need within walking distance. If I’m going to have to drive everywhere anyway, I might was well be out where I have some space.

Where did you buy your jeans?

Amazon. I don’t even remember what brand they are.

How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?

I don’t understand this question. Santa is real. Why are you trying to ruin Christmas?