Monday, November 10, 2008

Couch Potato

This is me this weekend. A couch. A blanket. A book. And don't forget the remote control and the dvr. It was glorious. I highly recommend one of these at least every 60-90 days.

Lest you think I am a total slug, I did wander outside a couple of times. I did do five loads of laundry. I did cook my husband dinner on Saturday and also offered to on Sunday, but he wasn't hungry. And I did make my bed, shower, and dress both days.

As for anything else more strenuous - not in my plan.

Beautiful.

post-script:
When I was searching in Google images for a couch potato picture, I was amused to find hundreds of photos of overweight and slovenly men sprawled on couches and lounge chairs, usually with a snack balancing on their belly and a beer in their hand. But not a woman in sight.

When I added "female" or "woman" to the search what I seemed to find were the anti-couch potato photos. You know - women jogging, on treadmills, doing marathons, doing sit-ups...etc.

Initially I was bent. I mean, come on, equal opportunity - women can be couch potatoes too! But then I realized, there is a correlation here that women may BE couch potatoes on occasion, but they are smarter than men and are never caught on camera in such a position.

How did I finally find a woman on couch photo, you ask? Well, I added the word "shopping" and voila! results. Apparently, women can shop in preparation of being a couch potato, but then when caught on camera using their cute and fuzzy new lounging blanket, their hair will be coiffed, the room will be clean, the couch will be plumped, and they will be reading War and Peace.

10 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

Lounging on the couch with a good book until sleep overcomes is close to my idea of heaven. 'Close', however, I must emphasize.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

As much as I would love that blanket? Ummm, no.

Betsey Booms said...

It was really nice to see your face, so to speak, at my blog yesterday!

Pat said...

With all that activity, I'm not sure that you qualify as a true couch potato. Your life is so hectic that I think it is only by comparison that you feel like one. We all need (deserve) a chance to recharge. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Mrs. G. said...

I would like 60 to 90 days of exactly this.

Chelle said...

No blisters to show for a weekend on the couch? Glad you got to recoup you had one heck of an October! Miss ya! PS Thanks for all the comments on my blog.

Mama Lou said...

You truly deserved this time Glad you were able to relax in between all the activities you still found time for. Couch potato?? Not!!

Pat said...

Love your Wordle to Carl and virtual Dexter.

Stephanie said...

I'm with Mrs. G. I would give my left arm (or at least donate blood or something) for 60-90 days of couch potato-dom. It would be divine.

asecrettobluebamboo said...

I love the blanket. But it would come into my house and immediately claimed by one of the kids ;)