Are You A Couch Potato?

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@HazySue (19911)
United States
January 31, 2018 12:59pm CST
Sometimes I think I am. I can sit on the couch or in a recliner and watch hour after hour of my favorite shows. However, watching to me is keeping and ear out to listen to what is happening while I am doing other things. What other things? Well, counted cross stitch, designing or actually stitching. I might be doing research, paging through a magazine, or making a piece of jewelry. Most of the time I am writing. I write online in several areas and I am also creating a life for the characters that walk around in my head. No, I am not crazy. I create characters and storylines and give them life. Do you think of yourself as a couch potato? If you are always doing something while sitting on the couch and 'watching' TV does that still mean you are a couch potato? Just asking.
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@JohnRoberts (51911)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Jan
I am a proud card carrying member of the couch potato society.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
Is their a club? I bet there are many members out there.
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• United States
31 Jan
I like your spin on being a couch potato. I spend lots of time sitting in my recliner but like you am busy doing other things while the tv is on in the background. Giving this a second thought I'd say no to being a couch potato.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I am thinking that you are not a couch potato either. You are too busy to be one.
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@kobesbuddy (40265)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Jan
No, I'm not a couch potato. I don't watch television very much and have to be up, walking around. For some reason, I can't sit for any length of time, but have to get up and do something else.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I have the same problem, much to my doctor's dismay. I can't seem to sit still for a long as I am told too.
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@kobesbuddy (40265)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Feb
@HazySue I have to get up often, to walk around and do things.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
4 Feb
@kobesbuddy So do I. I guess I get restless.
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@Icydoll (13123)
• India
1 Feb
I don't watch TV .so I'm not a couch potato
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I actually do watch a few shows, very few. I guess you aren't a couch potato.
@Icydoll (13123)
• India
3 Feb
@HazySue what are the shows you interested in?
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
4 Feb
@Icydoll I like shows such as: Murder Comes to Town, Body Bizarre, NCIS, and A Crime To Remember. My husband says I like to watch murder and gore.
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@Hannihar (29211)
1 Feb
I look at myself as a computer potato. I sit at the computer and work on it while having the Tv on.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I like that term. I will have to use it.
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@Hannihar (29211)
4 Feb
@HazySue Susan, I had to look at to see what I wrote and had to laugh. You can use it all you want.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
4 Feb
@Hannihar Thanks
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
31 Jan
I am when I have the opportunity to be home the whole day. I would stay in my bed and binge watch old American drama series while crafting. I do that the whole day!
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
It sounds like a dream day. However, you are still doing something while sitting there and watching TV. You are working on crafts.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
3 Feb
@HazySue Yeah, I take pleasure in that than just napping. I hate taking naps.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
4 Feb
@toniganzon I have never been big on naps. I relax or rest by reading, stitching, or playing with beads.
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@much2say (38680)
• United States
31 Jan
I guess I think of myself as more of a computer desk chair potato . I don't watch a whole lot of TV, but there are many days when I sit here at the computer and can get carried away online . I suppose there is such a thing as a multi-tasking couch potato .
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I like it. I think you could come up with a whole list of couch potatoes.
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@much2say (38680)
• United States
2 Feb
@HazySue Boiled, mashed, roasted . . .
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
4 Feb
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@dodo19 (31917)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Feb
Like you there are days when I probably am. Some days I just don’t really feel like doing much.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
Some days I don't feel like moving a muscle. Then it makes me crazy to just sit there.
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@dodo19 (31917)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Feb
@HazySue After a while, you kind of just need to move.
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@Courtlynn (66303)
• United States
1 Feb
When I'm home and not busy, yes I am. Still a couch potato no matter if busy while sitting lol
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I think if you are doing something while sitting than maybe you really aren't a couch potato.
@Courtlynn (66303)
• United States
2 Feb
@HazySue nope. Definition is "a person who spends little or no time exercising and a great deal of time watching television." So sitting and doing stuff is the same as it
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@just4him (109635)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb
I don't think you're a couch potato. You have too much going on to be considered one. I don't design, cross stitch, or even look at magazines, but I do have characters crawling through the empty spaces in my head and nudging the sleeping cells to wake up and come to life. I spent a little bit of time with them today.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I think anyone who writes has a creative buzz going on in their head all the time. The people who live inside the head don't give you time to be a couch potato.
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@just4him (109635)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Feb
@HazySue No, they don't.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jan
I don't think you're a 'real' couch potato - not if you're so productive during that time.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
That's how I feel. To be a couch potato is someone who sits and stares at the TV all day.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb
@HazySue That would be my definition too.
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@Corbin5 (99518)
• United States
31 Jan
I am not a couch potato due to being so antsy. I keep having to get up often and do something. In the evening, I can sit on the couch and read a book with the TV on for background noise.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
It makes me crazy to sit still for too long. I have learned to do things that I can do sitting so I can keep my butt on a seat.
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@Corbin5 (99518)
• United States
2 Feb
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@LeaPea2417 (18987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Feb
Yes, I am a couch potato
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
There is no shame in being a couch potato. To tell the truth I am one occasionally.
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@Plethos (9545)
• United States
31 Jan
Im something, but i dont know about he potato part.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
Maybe you are a couch turnip?
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• Canada
31 Jan
I will definitely admit, I'm a couch potato!
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I would love to be able to be a couch potato. I just can['t keep sitting long enough to become one.
@lovebuglena (5467)
• Staten Island, New York
31 Jan
I can be a couch potato at times though I am usually a chair potato.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
That sounds good. If I were sitting I would be in a recliner so I would be a recliner potato.
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@jaboUK (53412)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan
I expect that I could be classed as being a couch potato as I do spend a lot of time in my chair. The TV is usually on for my husband, but I'm doing puzzles or on the computer.
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@HazySue (19911)
• United States
2 Feb
I don't believe you are a recliner potato if you are doing something other that sitting and watching TV.
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