- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Before I came to D.C. this summer, most of my friends and family would have said I was addicted to TV. But the record will reflect that I insisted I was not addicted — not no way, not no how.

And now I am proving it. It helps that all I have is a 13-inch TV that gets something pitiful like 12 channels. It also helps that summer TV stinks, plain and simple. Nonetheless, this summer I am watching the least amount of TV of my life.

I am not addicted to TV. I am addicted to a short list of excellent programs — “Lost,” “Survivor,” “24” and a few others. And with TiVo — which I did not bring to D.C., thank you very much — I can watch three hours of TV in the time it takes you to watch two.

Yes, when the TV season kicks up again, I will be achingly anxious to find out how Sayid is going to rescue his friends, what Jeff Probst has in store, and how Jack Bauer will take down the entire Chinese government.

These are the things I live for. Just not this summer.

Nathan Bomey is a 2006 graduate of Eastern Michigan University.


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