a good story

I like to read. Really I do. Nothing better than a good book. But I have a problem. If it is a really good book, telling a really good story, I have a very hard time putting it down. To the point where I loose sleep, am late for work or should be working on stuff that makes me money. Quite distracting.

It doesn’t have to be a book either. Oddly enough, a good television series has the very same effect on me. I can waste an entire day going through multiple seasons of the West Wing for example, since the story usually continues from episode to episode.

My current distraction would be Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (aka West Wing v2.0). Much like The West Wing, each episode picks up exactly where the other left off. I know this because I spent Monday and Tuesday this week watching all of season 1. Back to back, 4 or 5 at a time.

I was up until 2 both nights watching this show. The story has totally consumed me this week and now I’m about a week behind on some things that I really need to not be a week behind on.

I’m glad there isn’t anymore to watch until next week. I really need to get some work done!

Published by Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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  1. I know exactly what you mean. I’m the same way with a new Tom Clancy or Stephen King book. Good thing both of them have slowed down considerably.

    By the way, if you liked West Wing and are into Studio 60, as my wife and I are, you should also look into the show “Sports Night”. It was another Aaron Sorkin Comedy/Drama that was on the air pre West Wing. It was only on three seasons but was fantastic.

    If down near Tustin one of these days, let me know and I’ll lend you the full three season DVD set. It’ll put you another week or two behind guaranteed.


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