TELEVISION: Are you a couch potato?

Philippines
February 2, 2007 11:29am CST
There are some people who spend most (if not all) of their time watching TV. A couch potato. Are there times when you think you are so addicted to watching TV that you consider yourself one? And by the way, do couch potatoes always eat potato chips while watching TV? LOL
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@sweetmia (455)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
i used to be. in high school i used to watch tv at least 6 hours a day but since i started working and got unlimited internet access at home, ive become a "mouse potato" :p online all the time.. :p
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Ahaha! A mouse potato? No. More of like a mouse fondler! LOL. I thought you were a couch potato? Have you ever heard of that show on Philippine TV? What's that called? Whoever You May Be?? LOL
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Wahaha you mouse abusing couch... banana?! LOL
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@sweetmia (455)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
make that "mouse fondling monoblock chair bananA"!
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@listen2me (511)
• United States
6 Feb 07
i really was at once, i found myself knowing the time slots beter than the tv guide channel did. i had to get myself up and out doing more out of the house, my couch was looking like a bed.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Ahaha.. Good thing you got out of it. That is the smartest thing a couch potato can do! =) I'm happy for you! LOL =) Just kidding. =)
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@SignMe (1031)
• India
4 Feb 07
Am not a couch potato. I rarely see TV. I am not too fond of it. But sometime I just keep on watching TV for some 5-6 hrs non stop. I love watching cricket matches. So it takes long time and I watch all the time :)
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• Philippines
4 Feb 07
I see. Are you from India? People from that country really loves cricket don't they? =) I'm not a couch potato myself. As some people mentioned in this thread, I'm more of like a revolving computer-chair potato. LOL
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• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Nope i dont like watching tv that much..I like reading books or sit in front of the computer all day...but i do love eating potato chips when browsing through websites..too messy though on the keyboard..LOL.
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Ahaha yeah. The keyboard gets greasy and all that. =/ I usually have peanuts or green peas when I'm surfing the net. Wait? Did that make any difference? LOL
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I think I am more of a computer chair potato. I work on this thing from daylight to dark almost every single day. I need a bed to lay down in while I am doing all this typing LOL. I am stuck at a desk with a desktop computer. It makes my butt hurt and my back sometimes.
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@sweetmia (455)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
I know what you mean.. my butt hurts too .lol
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2 Feb 07
I think what you should really be asking on here is are you a computer addict. I am!!! Well i think i am but I dont go on on a saturday and sunday and i still manage to do all my housework and college work and maintain healthy relationships with people in the "real" world so maybe I'm not. You never told us how much TV you watch
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Ahaha a self-confessed computer addict are you not? =P
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2 Feb 07
I don't think I'm a couch potato, I'm more of a computer chair potato. If I'm at home I seem to be sitting at the computer all the time. I do like potato chips and would eat them nearly all the time if it wasn't for the fact that I know that wouldn't be good for me.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Ahaha yeah. Computer Chair Potato.. +D I like it. I seem to be guilty of that too. I spend most of my time in front of the PC. But the fatc that my job is an online-based one makes me feel a bit better about it. =D
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
i think i am a couch potato! i really enjoy watching tv. sometimes i prefer to watch tv than to go out of the house. this may explain why i dont get enough sun exposure. ^__^;; hmm... i dont usually eat potato chips in front of the tv. i eat whatever food is available in the kitchen. lol
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Ehehe.. Why is it called couch 'potato' anyway? There are better terms like.. err.. Couch Tomato? LOL Anyways, thank you for your response! =)
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
couch tomato sounds just like couch potato! why dont we try something that sounds different? like... couch veggie? ^__^;; nah, its bad. =)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
Well, couch veggie sounds better than couch vegetable. Sounds like the person got comatose because of too much TV or something.. LOL
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@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
27 Mar 07
I am a tv addicted some times Ago.I was so addicted to it that i don't know when to sleep or to wake up.I conquer the war by taking away the tv away from my room.But am not a couch potato
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Ahaha I got pretty lost back there. =P So, are you a couch potato r not? =P
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I used to LOVE tv just the regular stuff. New house and CABLE. First time ever basic cable even. Now I watch it ALL the time. Wow its addicting! I am sure I watch every day. I have the shows I watch for sure: Heroes, Lost, Ugly Betty, Supernatural, and ER. I love Disney Channel, movies and all of it. My mom totally addicted to the movies on LifeTime *L* too funny! So I am a couch/chair potato. Meaning we dont have a couch in the room w/the tv just chairs
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Ahaha.. Its weird that some people sit on the floor and still call themselves 'couch' potatoes.. =) Quite amusing. LOL Have a nice day!
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@karantso (18)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I used to be one when I was in high school. When it was vacation, I spent the day watching anime. It was like having an anime marathon even if some are reruns. Now, I'm usually in front of our pc instead of the TV.
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Ahaha same here. I always watch my anime on the PC. Some days I watch it on the TV (with it rigged to the PC). =) Thanks for the response! =)
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I don't watch TV much. There are some certain programe what I like to watch and taht is not very much time I have to spend for watching. I spend most of my time infront of computer. Neither I eat a lot of potato chips:).
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Haha same here. I tend to spend more time in front of the PC than in front of the TV. I'm not fond of potato chips either, =P
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• Philippines
8 Jun 07
i am more addicted to the computer now than i am with the television. i stay longer in front of the computer since i started mylot. there are times when i just want to watch tv but i can never be a couch potato because i don't eat potato chips in the couch! LOL
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@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Oh, I remember when I was Pregnant, I love TV so much! I feel like I can't live without watching Tv 5 hours straight or even longer for sometimes.. I feel relaxed then and I love switchinh channels from time to time, that when somebody is watching, they can't stand it... :)
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• Canada
8 Jul 07
I don't watch that much TV. If something good comes on MSNBC, A&E or CNN then I might watch, but the rest of the time I'd rather listen to the radio or work at my computer. I know people who sit infront of the TV all day. I am not that kind of person. I'd much rather be doing something.