Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cable Television

I just cancelled our cable subscription. I love TV. And I love cable especially.

But I don't like paying an absurd amount of money for, mostly, trashy shows.

So it's gone. I wonder if I'll survive (just don't suggest cutting the high-speed internet, Superdad!).

9 comments:

Diana said...

What is Joe going to do without "Good Eats" to watch every night???

You are more thrifty than I am - no WAY would I cut out the cable!

sixty-five said...

Congratulations! Not only will you survive, you will thrive. You will be amazed to find how much you can get on DVD for free at the library (OK maybe a season or two after the fact, but what's the hurry?). You can watch CSPAN at your leisure for free on their website. Searchable, too. The next step will be to get rid of the TV entirely. But you've made a start.

Fabulous Chaos said...

you... er... cancelled cable when there is a project runway finale to watch?

...HELLO?!?!?!

otherwise, I'm completely with you. Cable would be gone in a heartbeat if it weren't for this internet connection and DH's addiction to ESPN.

:) T...

Anonymous said...

I thought the same as T~! What! Project Runway is tonite!
I grew up without cable, so I feel the need to have what I didn't in childhood! I got issues.LOL

Alexis Jacobs said...

Netflix baby... it will curb your TV withdrawl :o)

badger boy said...

you will get more sleep.

angieoh! said...

Mike and I didn't have cable for six years! We do have it now but I could go without pretty easily (once you make the initial adjustment). Enjoy more free time! :)

JoeOlson said...

As shocking as this may seem, I have been advocating this move for quite some time. I grew up with TV’s everywhere and can easily find myself glued to the tube for hours at a time. So far our kids view watching TV as something they can do in a limited fashion. Its something of a treat for them. I think this move will reinforce the idea that idea. Also, I’m cheap.

As for my "Good Eats" addiciton, Alton Brown has several books out. I am reading "I'm Just Here For The Food" right now. It is pretty interesting - he doesn't discuss cooking food by food. Instead, he does it cooking technique by technique. This book starts with the basics with a chapter on searing, grilling, etc. His mission is to teach people why food reacts to other foods or certain types of heat in a particular way so that everyone will be empowered to deviate from the recipe and experiment with cooking. The book does include four or five recipes at the end of each chapter.

AlexanderTheGreat said...

I've been too cheap to get cable myself, and find money spent on the internet is a better, um "investment."

Sounds like a good cookbook, is how real chefs operate through the "chemistry" of food and being able to throw together a gourmet meal with whatever scraps are available. I had a girfriend like that once *sob*