I rarely watch live TV. It’s usually something on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or DVR. Last night I did watch the Oscars live. It’s fun to read Twitter in real time and get a full commentary on what’s happening.
The biggest surprise though, was the commercials. It’s amazing how without them, my TV-watching has become so much more efficient. Last night however I was faced with a 2 minute break every 10 minutes. Instead of just checking my phone or absently mindedly staring at the screen, I decided that I had 2 minutes to do as much as I can. A 2-minute challenge? Oh yes!
So my night went on like this:
I laughed with Jimmy Kimmel
Loaded the dishwasher
Saw best costume design
Put away the leftover dinner
Cheered for Icarus winning best documentary
Cleaned some pots
Saw best sound editing and mixing
Cleaned the rest of the pots
Listened to “Remember Me” from Coco
Checked the weather- 8-12 inches of snow on Wednesday?!?
Cheered for Allison Janney for best supporting actress
Took out my contacts and brushed my teeth
Grumbled that Kobe Bryant’s animated short film won instead of Negative Space
Checked the weather again- Snow day snow day snow day!?!
Impatiently waited for “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman
…until the next commercial when I didn’t know what to do.
So I turned it off and said goodnight.