Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bye Bye TV!

I was reminded that we haven't subscribed for any shows in TV when I visited Frugal For Life It's been 5 months now that we haven't had TV/DISH/CABLE subscription.
During our move to our current location wifey and I decided to stop subscribing and see how it will affect our lifestyle . We initially thought it might be hard because we had a good package before, sattellite with DVR (TIVO type of box) so we can record our shows and watch it when we have time but but surprising to say it's been better now because we replaced spending time watching tv for some other activities (we did subscribe to NETFLIX to keep our sanity for $17 vs $50+ with dish) .
We go to the gym regularly (wifey already has a gym body already), reading stuff, studying on my end (work related) and we've been going out and interacting more with friends and family. The only caveat is that when members of our family and friends start talking about a certain tv show and we're like "uhhh.... duh.... ok.....cardio is good!" but other than that it's been great. We get the news online, research online for stuff, watch clips of news and shows online, spend more time doing other things instead of just sitting and watching for hours. The one shitty thing I realize is that before there were channels that you don't have to pay to watch, the local channels. Now you have to subscribe for basic cable or local dish to get them...those bastards.... We'll see if we can keep this up...but for now it's not really an issue because it's not a need and we're doing fine. Keeping busy in a positive way!


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