Turn off your TV

TV Turnoff week starts today (April 23rd) and runs through next Sunday, April 29th. Started in 1995 as a way to raise awareness about the amount of time Americans spend in front of TVs (and computer screens!) it is a week in which people are encouraged to turn off their TVs and spend time being with friends and family. It is planned in late spring with the hope that the weather is nice so that people will want to spend the time they would be watching the tube outside instead. Thankfully Philadelphia weather has recently decided to cooperate (wasn’t this last weekend unbelievably gorgeous!?). The coming week’s weather looks prety nice as well (although it could get a little crappy on Thursday and Friday). I’m planning on doing my best to reduce the time I spend in front of my TV and my laptop this week, in part to appreciate the beautiful weather as well as a test to see if I can go without checking my email every ten minutes. That will be a challenge.

2 Comments so far

  1. salas (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2007 @ 11:56 am

    How about cell phone calls and text messaging?

  2. jen (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

    i’ve been doing a lot more of that in general, and it’s pretty good. the only show i watch without fail now is house. i can’t say i don’t spend more time on the computer as a result, though. hey, i have to get my money’s worth from comcrap somehow.

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