I’m Back

Hi everyone.  From a blogging perspective, I’ve taken the entire month of November.  That’s not good.  I didn’t mean to.  I’m realizing that I need to make the time to blog.  Like so many things in life, it’s not going to happen on its own.  Thanks for sticking with me during this break.

There are a couple of anniversaries that have occurred over the past few days.  Over the next few days, I’ll writing about each of them.

Today, I’m writing about my one year anniversary with no TV.  At the end of November 2007, my wife and I made the decision to no longer have cable TV.   We don’t have an antenna either.   We still own a TV, but we just watch DVDs when we want to watch something.  I’ve also started watching Battlestar Galactica on Hulu.com.  So more accurately, we don’t watch live TV anymore.  I’ve noticed that since we’re not watching live TV any longer, our overall TV watching has greatly decreased.  Instead of watching 2-3 hours of TV a night, it is now 1-2 hours of TV a week.  My wife and I have used this extra time to spend with the kids, read, exercise or  just talk with each other.  It’s been awesome. 

So while I’ve never watched a episode of American Idol, Lost, 24, or Grey’s Anatomy, I don’t feel I’ve missed out.  On the contrary, I’ve gained so much more.

How about you?  How much TV do you watch?  Have you tried cutting back?

I’m Back

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  1. Hey Sunny, I have heard about the no cable thing since moving to Oklahoma 3 years ago (no one in Texas talks about this, by the way). 🙂 I’d had a really hard time convincing myself, and then Ryan (the hubs) that we really could do without cable, DVR, the HD channels and our very large television. We recently got rid of all of it (I’ll admit we still have local cable channels for the weather – tornado surprise? No thanks. As well as because of our cable internet connection). I am seeing a huge difference in how we spend our time. We’re big movie watchers anyway, so we still do that often. But I feel like we’re connecting more with each other and the outside world. I’m encouraged that you’re still without a year later. We’ll see where we end up.

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