This comic is entitled Sheeple. It's from xkcd, one of my all time favorites. It was good for a Wednesday Morning Smile.

I have always loved the comics page of the newspaper the best. I used to force myself to read the rest of the paper just to reward myself with the comics. Then I went to a seminar and the speaker said something along the lines of how he likes to start his day with a smile and so he reads the comics first. Whoa. What a concept! Read the comics first! I often didn't have time in the morning to read the rest of the paper but I got my smiles first thing.

Eventually, we realized we were not reading anything in the newspaper but the comics and it was a waste of paper. So, for the first time in all my life, I don't have a morning paper delivered to my house. It felt really weird at first but now I've gotten used to it and I read my favorite comics online so I still get my smiles. I feel bad about the paper but not bad enough to reup my subscription. I am rereading a favorite book as I eat my breakfast and so far, it's been good.

I am missing out on some of the local news (I don't have a television, remember?) but since most of it is about murders and other violent crimes, I don't feel like I'm missing much. I listen to the radio and get the national/international news (I did hear about Kim Jong Il's cancer) but I miss the sensationalized local stuff. I don't really miss it, I just don't hear about it. Once again, it's been good.

We are coming to the end of some of the most perfect days I can remember weather-wise. If summer were always like this, I'd vote for it as my favorite season (even if I don't need a heavy sweater or wool socks). It's been clear and the air has been soft and warm but not really hot. Amazing. It makes you just want to smile and sigh at the beauty as you walk down the street.

Have a beautiful Wednesday.

Comments

Roxie said…
Thanks for introducing me to sheeple!

I read Dear Amy, the funnies, and any fashion or interior design articles. I also like to look at floor plans for houses in the real-estate sections. And in spite of all that, I would be just as happy if we dropped the paper. DH, however, reads the whole magilla. And finds some interesting things along the way.

Start your day with a smile is such a good way to go!
amy said…
I agree, the weather has been perfect. And I want nothing to do with going out there at the moment...

We don't get a daily paper either. I get the local one, which is weekly, but that's very local. I try to catch the early news, but I do miss out on a lot. Then again, I consciously avoid the media saturation, and have been doing so ever since 9/11 coverage kept me up crying every night while I was six months pregnant.
Sheepish Annie said…
I don't ever get the paper or watch the news. Too grown up for my taste and I remember how my parents used to take over the television for the news back when I was a kid. I hated that!! Now I'm in charge of the TV and there will be no news here!

I wish they made a newspaper that was just the comics. I'd read that...
Bezzie said…
Kim Jong has cancer? Huh. I have TV and I didn't know that!
teabird said…
I do love Sheeple -
our local newspaper has shrunk, physically as well as content-wise -- so we might just go the same route: read what we want online. It isn't as if we won't know what we need to.
Lovely weather here, too -
Amy Lane said…
We watch The Daily Show--and that's more than enough for us!
Bells said…
oh I love that comic! Gorgeous.

I never read the paper for real - just the online version. Life's too short to be bent over the pages. I just want to include it as part of my online reading now.
Jeanne said…
I only read the Sunday paper - its about sitting on the deck with coffee more than anything.

I am loving this summer too - and hoping that the heat was only today!
Jejune said…
I loved that one too - xkcd is one of my favourites! I don't get the paper either ... trends seem to show that papers are on their way out, too.

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