Well, I've done it.
I've cancelled my television and DVR (an my home phone, for that matter).
So, that doesn't mean I'm going to turn my television into a plant stand or anything, I'm just attempting to step back and not be quite such a slave to it. As of April 1, I am switching to an antenna on both of my televisions so that I will be able to still catch the news and the weather, but otherwise, there will be limited television being watched in Casa ABBA. I have plans to get a HuluPlus account so that I can stream shows when I want to watch something, so never fear that I will be completely out of the loop.
I'm doing this for a couple of different reasons.
- I'm trying to save some money and surprisingly cutting cable and DVR out of my life is going to save me enough to make a dent in the pocketbook.
- I've become addicted to watching it. I will come home in the evening and immediately turn it on, even if there is NOTHING on that I want to watch. I will also turn it on first thing on Saturday and Sunday morning/afternoon/evening and get sucked into a marathon of some strange show that I really have no interest in, yet can't seem to tear myself away from.
I'm actually looking forward to the experiment. A number of years ago I tried something similar and put my television into a closet, where it stayed for about 6 months and if I remember correctly, I read a lot during that period. I admit that this really is an experiment and I may find myself at a complete loss a week from now and HAVE to have it turned back on. If that is the case, so be it, but for now....I'm excited to see how this all works out.