When I was single and had the bed all to myself (well, never mind the bed, the entire bedroom, closet, bathroom, etc.), I always enjoyed silence and semi-darkness (I love night-lights) to fall asleep to. That changed entirely when I got married. Mr. YnB must have the TV on to fall asleep (funny though, he hates night-lights, they bother him...go figure). So, as a compromise, I get to choose the channel.
Rule #1. No news. ( I can't fall asleep to anything depressing.) Rule #2. No sports. ( Baseball can be an exception, if the volume is low enough. For some unknown reason, I find it soothing.) Rule #3. Sit-coms are numero uno. Rule #4. If I like a show, it won't matter how many times I've seen the episode. Deal with it. Rule #5. Hehas to turn the TV off at some point in the middle of the night. (The timer function on the darn remote has too many steps.)
Several years ago the show of choice was The Golden Girls. It was perfect. It fit all my criteria. And, to put it over the top, two episodes ran back to back from 11PM - 12PM. It was fool-proof. If I didn't fall asleep during the first half-hour, the second certainly did it. Even Mr. YnB liked the show. Then about 4 or 5 years ago the dang channel stopped showing it entirely. Sex and the City became the substitute. Mr. YnB put up with that show and probably watched each episode at least twice, until finally he put the kabash on it and told me I had to find something else (actually, I was growing tired of Carrie and her obsession with Big, anyway). Then, came Everyone Loves Raymond, one of my all-time favorites, but after a couple of years that ended, too. Now the selections are pathetic. I absolutely hate Family Guy which seems to be on every other channel during that crucial time frame. That 70's Show is not my cup of tea either. Friends and Will & Grace are options, but I'm so over those two shows. Seinfeld is acceptable even though I can recite practically every episode while sleeping. But, I did make a discovery a couple of weeks ago! Up at our weekend getaway, The Golden Girls plays on the Hallmark Channel, practically all night long (at least it seems that way)! What a find! Unfortunately, at home we don't receive the Hallmark channel. Strange, since we have a much larger cable package (but different provider) at home, than at the lake.
So, that's what I deal with every night when I lay my head on the pillow to go to sleep. What about you?
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