So I’m on day 17 without tv, Internet or phone at home. I’ve finished one book, started two more and have been enjoying my own DVD collection. And, I even managed to sneak in some good Netflix DVDs before my free trial runs out.
You know how everyone raves about how good The Godfather is, and how people argue about which one is better, The Godfather or The Godfather Part 2 (at least the ones I know)…well, since I finally watched BOTH…I can say I liked The Godfather better (but I need to watch Part 2 again and I’m sure I’ll change my mind).
Anyhow…tomorrow is day 18 and with it comes the AT&T technician who will be bringing the Internet and phone back to my house.
I’m still holding out on tv…somehow I think I can manage.
I’m telling people that its because of the cost, but the real reason is to see of I can do it: turn off the cable tv in my house.
Growing up, tv was special- Saturday morning cartoons, watching the Cosby Show, then Friends and if I had done all of my homework, Seinfeld. Once I went to college, football came into my Sunday’s and Monday nights, so there went a few more days. By the time I started living on my own, I was spending pretty much every night watching something, ready to argue that there was always something on tv.
Not really a coincidence, but I ended up plopped in front of the couch for hours, and was about 60-70 pounds overweight. Not good.
So, after having started to make a few lifestyle changes (my fancy name for a diet and exercise plan), I have arrived here. Turning off the cable tv in my house, and eliminating one tv completely. Granted, I do have Netflix and a computer so I’m not completely shut off, but still, I’m going to have to get mobile to watch football and spend more time on the treadmill to catch the whole hour of Glee. Not such a bad idea, right?