- Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 -- 9:30pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Fellow Chefs: Ronen, Glen, Matty, Matt, and Ana
- Dining Companion: Jessie
- Recipe Rating: B-
My mother has an amazing ability to do things with the TV on. For instance, she can read a novel sitting right in front of the TV and it doesn't distract her. I, on the other hand, do not have these skills. I rarely turn on the TV in my apartment, and when I do it's because there is something I really want to watch on it, so I don't try to multitask. At some point in my life I was accustomed to being in a room with a TV on while trying to do something else -- my senior year in college one of my roommates really liked to watch TV in the same room where the rest of us had our desks. Now though, I find the TV really distracting. My parents don't watch an unusual amount of television, but they do have the TV on a large percentage of the time. Emilee told me once that she thought it was the flickering lights from the television that she found distracting, so as long as she couldn't see it, it was possible to ignore it. For me it is definitely the noise, which is worse because the noise travels further. Right now, for instance, I certainly can't see the TV, but I can still hear the news anchor reporting the exciting local Wisconsin news! Maybe I should shut the door...