I may be the only person in the nation not watching American Idol right now. Just never got into it. I have enough “appointment” TV in my life, a point that was aptly driven home while I was in Paris without a TV. How weird it was to be so still. Good for me, ultimately, but still weird.

On the plane ride home, I watched the tube almost non-stop. Loved the movie Last Holiday with Queen Latifah. It’s a must-see for a life coach. She had a scrapbook filled with possibilities that she turned into realities because she thought she was dying. Very funny, creative way to get an intense message across. I also saw King Kong and episodes of old TV series — Streets of San Francisco, Loveboat and Family Ties.

Sensory overload that was oh so welcome.