How do you watch TV

@mari61960 (4895)
United States
April 2, 2008 7:13pm CST
Do you sit in a chair and just watch, or lay on the couch. Do you only watch TV or do you multitask? I can't just sit and watch TV. I have to look at a magazine or be on the computer or phone. I get too bored with TV only...What's your style?
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17 responses
• Singapore
4 Apr 08
We have sofa in front of the TV so I will just take a seat on the sofa. Normally, I will bring a book with me unless I know the show would be absorbing enough for me to want to drink it in totally.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I would love to be able to just sit and pay attention to the tv... For some reason I have not been able to for years. No matter what my intention is I find something else to do while watching...lol
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@GardenGerty (108996)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I will do hand work or mending while watching television. Sometimes I get a lot done.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
I actually have to multitask. I have to do all my homework and stuff so that I can get things done early and be able to go to sleep early. So I mostly just listen to it while I'm either typing here on mylot, doing homework, eating, or a mixture of all of these and other stuff.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I end up missing half the show while typing away in mylot...lol I just realized I missed the entire show of Ghost Hunters...I heard it but didn't look at much of it,.,,lol
• United States
3 Apr 08
Yeah the same thing happens to me. It's kind of sad but oh wells. If I do miss the whole show then I go online to see if the put the full episodes online and I catch up like that.
• United States
14 Apr 08
Thanks for giving me best response. ^_^
3 Apr 08
I normally am either on the computer or laying on the sofa doing my cross stitching while watching the tv, if its something really interesting then I will waatch the tv.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I have no idea why but reading your response makes me want to start a cross stitch project...lol I haven't done one in over 20 years. I will have to check out the craft store for a small project.. Thanks for your response.
3 Apr 08
Let me know how you get on if you start a cross stitch!! Its addictive to do, escpecially when you start one as you want to finish it so you can see the final result!! That is a proud moment and a happy one as I know it took me ages to complete!
@arjun999 (1004)
• India
4 Apr 08
I would like to watch the television sitting on a comfortable chair. I dont like to watch lying down.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Jeez, I wish I had a comfortable chair to sit in ... My back is so bad the only chairs I can sit in with some amount of comfort is a regular straight back chair. So that means sitting at the table or desk.....It hurts too much to lay on my side so the couch is out too....lol
@answartz (121)
• United States
3 Apr 08
nice question. Impacts my life as I watch a lot of the tube. I lay down to watch a movie or TV show that I'm interested in. I use it a lot as background noise when I am doing something else of more interest in the room where the TV is.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Many times I am just having it on as background. It may as well be just background for the amount of shows I miss while on the computer...lol
• Indonesia
3 Apr 08
I love watching tv,,if I'm watching my favorite tv shows or series I have to concentrate..So I sleep on the couch or on my bed. Sometimes I watch Tv while having dinner. If I don't really like what I'm watching then I'll just play with the computer, watch magazines, or do anything other than watching tv.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Oh I definately eat while watching...since I watch from the kitchen table..lol
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
I Watch tv and do my computer work at the same time, I rarely just sit in front of the tv to watch it.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I can't make myself just sit and watch...I have tried so many times without fail I end up doing something...while watching..lol
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I usually multitask if there is a show on that I want to watch. I work alot of hours every day. I do sit on the couch and watch television in the morning though, when I cook us something to eat. My husband and I usually put a movie on and watch that if nothing else is on at the time. I really don't watch a a whole lot of tv these days though. I could do without it.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Sometimes I think I just have the tv on for background noise.. I really hardly pay attention when I am on the computer, even though the tv is 4 feet from me. I wish I could just sit and watch it... I wouldn't miss so much..lol I don't think I want to go without it though...
• United States
3 Apr 08
I'm usually listening to tv or movies while working on things online, or doing homework, or writing in the journal I keep of events & things. I don't usually like to just sit and watch something. It's way too passive. I have to be -doing- something. [even if it isn't too terribly active]
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Yup that about sums me up...lol
• United States
3 Apr 08
Unless the show I am watching is something that holds my interest, I will read a book or magazine while watching tv. My husband gets tweeky over this because he doesn't know how I can do both. There are times when I will knit while watching a show. I have the ability to knit without watching my work.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I used to crochet while I watched. I should maybe start an afghan or something.
@GardenGerty (108996)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I watch TV from the recliner, with a tv tray nearby that has the laptop on it. I am on myLot often when I watch television. I am a hopeless multitasker. I do not lay down as I would go directly to sleep.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I'm not sure if my back could take it in a recliner...but if I had one I would be willing to give it a good Ole college try...lol It sounds quite comfy I wish I had one now that I have a laptop....hmmm tax refund check...hmmm must shop around.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I sit on the couch. Sometimes i'll eat and watch tv. If I have to get up during a good show I like I can pause it. I like Tivo.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I like being in the kitchen because I can sit at the table and do what ever other thing I want to do. I never was much of a couch sitter..hehe
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Usually I lay down on my bed and watch television. Occasionally I will do my nails as I am watching but that is rare. When I watch tv usually I like to just lay down and relax.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I don't have a tv in the bedroom so I sit in the kitchen and watch it... I'm kitchen person...lol I never sit in our living room.
• United States
8 Apr 08
I'm the same way. I love watching tv but I find myself listening to it a lot more than watching it. Because I'm either on the laptop, eating, or crocheting.
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I seldom watch tv but everytime i got the chance to do so, I prefer watching tv while sitting on a couch.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
3 Apr 08
i watch television at least one one hour in a day so i have lot of works to do i spend most of the time to do different works and meditation so many commitments so i can spend less time to watch those programs. thanks for giving me reply.
@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I love watching TV, sometimes i was more than 6 hours just watching TV, at night i love to watch while laying on the bed, in the afternoon at the sofa. I can watch while posting reply in mylot even while eating too. Playing with my daughter. But if the story that i am watching is near to end and interesting for me, i prefer to listen and focus and tell them to be quiet.