Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Morning Talk Show

My new morning talk show is really no talk show at all. Sounds kind of dull huh? Not really when you consider that I decided to take more control, initiative in my life and do more of what I want every day. That includes not watching any morning talk shows or boring, dull stupid TV shows where the hosts smile oh so happily, laughing about how happy they are.

We lived in a big city, moved 16 years ago to a mid sized city and now live in a small town in the country. We went from having bad talk radio and even worse local and national TV shows shoved down our throats every morning. I literally had no time to watch much if any TV when my kids were little and I was working full time; morning TV wasn't even a blip on my radar.
When we moved I started watching several morning TV shows, finding them dull as all hell. So I switched to local radio that was really horrid, until my husband got a seriously low paying job as program director/morning host and took down the other radio stations in town single handed.

When we moved to a small town I started flipping TV channels every morning attempting to find something interesting to watch while eating breakfast and starting my morning routine. I gave up. After seeing all of those happy smiling faces gab on about how happy they are on Good Morning America and seeing the demise of the Today show with Matt Lauer not talking to Ann Curry. Soon, I became depressed and started watching Morning Joe wondering why these people were even on TV. With the one guy blathering on taking over the show and the unprouncable female co host looking pissed off not saying a dang thing, I decided to not watch any morning TV.
No longer do I hold my TV in reverence. I do not watch any morning TV, because it is boring. To me it is a waste of time to sit watching other people babble incessantly about politics and how wonderful they think they are. Besides the morning radio in this town is so bad, and packed with local ads, I don't feel like wasting my time making them more money.
So after all of that ranting, my new morning talk show is no morning talk show. Instead, I jump online looking at my three favorite websites getting my morning news, breaking news, faster and more effectively than waiting for some talking head to throw another stupid teaser my way.
No thanks, I said months ago,  finding more time in my day to get more important things done than wasting my mornings watching highly overpaid untalented Morning Joe hosts and Today hosts banter on about nothing. Besides who really needs to see Jon Bon Jovi promote yet another new album?
Copyright 2013, written by Kate Johns, a freelance author since 2004.

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