Well, we get rid of the television next week, as per our 3 months on- 9 months off schedule. With the UConn Huskies out of the NCAA tourneyment, and the kids starting to watch tv out of habit, I am ready for it to go. One good thing from this round of viewing: We discovered the show House M.D.
If you haven't seen it, its about a doctor with the deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes, the interpersonal skills of Simon Cowell (of American Idol), doing CSI-like work with medicine.
I like the show for many reasons (e.g., a great character played by a great actor), but also Dr. House he says whatever he wants while at the same time making a huge positive difference in the lives of many. These are both things that I would like more of for myself (though, maybe not the first to the degree that House does).