Monday, October 22, 2012

No More TV

WE JUST PULLED the plug on our DirecTV package. We did it for two reasons, to save money and to resist the urge to get mindless.

I am the worst person in the world when it comes to crashing in front of the television. Worn out from a long day, I simply succumb and let the idiot box do all the work. There is a time and place for relaxing, but it's just not a good idea to be a blob every night.

I will miss my ESPN, and finding a good game on television during bowl season. We did hook up an antenna and we get the local stations in HD, so there will be stuff to watch. Pretty much the only day we get to be bums is Sunday, and there's usually NFL games and golf to help us nap.

This should also inspire me to write more. I realized last night I haven't had a guitar in the house for a long time, so it might be time to bring one home to bang around on instead of watching Red Dawn for the millionth time.

There's also our DVD player. We might have to buy "A Christmas Story" so Emily Hart doesn't panic Christmas day.

The TV shouldn't run our lives. It's more full of crap than good. It will take a little getting used to, but we'll be way better off for it.

Where are all our old DVDs, anyway?

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