My college buddy, Jeff Stevens, has a real-time viewing rule: If he does not watch something on television such as a sporting event, the Grammies, or some featured telecast while it is originally airing, he does not watch it at all. He does not record shows for later viewing. I have been caught up, of late, recording shows such as the Academy Awards, sporting events, and anything else that extends past the 11:00 hour.
Jeff has a natural advantage because he's on the west coast, and events that begin at 9:00 p.m. here begin at 6:00 for him. Still, the notion of only permitting yourself to view shows in real time is admirable.
Labels: recording, television, time management