What a depressing life, eh? I kid. I kid. TV is not our life, although we have spent some serious quality time in front of the TV in the past year.
Just before we left for Michigan, the manfriend finally cancelled cable. You may remember that we had bumped up to extended cable so we could watch the Tour de France and then the Olympics. But finally, enough was enough.
We quit cold turkey!
It's now been a week since we've been home from our midwest vacation and I thought it would be fun to check in regarding how we're fairing without TV.
The TV still sits in our living room and serves as a vehicle to watch movies (we still have Netflix, thank the lord), but otherwise, it remains off.
Instead, we've been listening to streaming radio more - the manfriend likes Dan Patrick so now we listen to the talk radio version instead of watching the show while getting ready for work.
I'll admit, while the manfriend probably initiated more of the TV watching, I love me some HGTV, Keeping up with the Kardashians, college football, Grey's Anatomy, cooking shows, etc. But I didn't think I'd get sad about not having TV.
That is until Saturday afternoon when the first Duck game was on and we couldn't freaking watch it (or any other game for that matter). In my world, Fall = Football and Brent Musburger's voice (and boots, pumpkins, skinny jeans, changing leaves, etc). But in all seriousness, I got a little depressed. It felt like we were completely out of touch with reality.
In the end, we walked down to the neighborhood bar and watched a bit of the Michigan/Alabama game and followed the Duck game stats via smartphone. Not exactly, ideal, but hey, it's $70 cheaper per month!
We'll see how long this lasts... How much time do you spend watching TV per week? And if not, what do with your time in the evenings? I imagine there will be more book reading and project doing in our household this fall.