- Posted September 7, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Conventions Over, Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programs
Iohn is more than glad the onslaught of political television viewing over the last 2 weeks has come to an end. That means we can go back to watching our shows each night without me hogging the remote to keep track on what Republicans and Democrats were saying and offering up as fare for Americans to gnash their teeth.
Yep, life goes back to the mundane, monotonous life that marks existence in the Cornfield. Dealing with the daily pain that nevers ceases from my conditions. Pushing my ignore button on the anxiety and mood fluctuations that makes living with me difficult at times.
The sun shines. The storms pop-up and roll across the sky. The summer winds down and the cooler temps of the fall will soon be upon us.
Fortunately living in the Hoosier State does have its benefits. The biggie is that unlike our neighbor to the east, the Buckeye State, or our neighbor to the north, the Automotive State, we are not bombarded every few minutes to campaign ads ruining our television viewing pleasure. We do not get the phone calls, the texts, the emails extolling the praises of the presidential candidates.
No, instead of tuning "real" life out to indulge in the fantasy land that both Democrats and Republicans paint and hope a majority of Americans will buy into, I have to go back to the dream of finishing my dental procedures in another 6 weeks and enjoying a new set of choppers. I am back to having one day run into the other. I am back to knowing what day of the week it is by what program Iohn and I are tuning into on the telly.
Yep, life goes back to thinking about what to fix for supper when I don't have the chops to bite off and savor the flavor of a good slice of meat or even chow down on an apple or veggies.
Sure the debates are coming up in October with 3 between the presidential candidates and 1 for the vice presidential candidates. But we are only talking 1 night a week. Iohn and I can muddle through those without much trouble or disruption to our boring schedule.
So, it's off to the "big city" of Terre Haute to do some necessary shopping today. We can plan another fairly quiet evening at home on a Friday night when the highlight will be watching SyFy's "Lost Girl" at the 10 p.m. hour. Who knows with a lull in the political arena, we might even be up to going downstairs to Mickey's Bar & Grill tomorrow night for karaoke.
If you are like me, you are probably ready for the return to our regularly scheduled programs.