Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The No TV Challenge
A few weeks before leaving Utah I turned off our cable subscription. I made some crazy decision to take a No TV Challenge. I can still watch TV shows on iTunes or Hulu. But I'm just not subscribing to cable. (And trust me there is no broadcast TV here!) It has been roughly 4 weeks without TV now.
I'm not so sure how I feel about it yet. I still get to watch my favorite shows (with the exception of 1) online. And really, I spend less time watching TV because it is faster to watch it online. But I find I'm not getting as much done (as some people suggested that I might). Watching a show online means I'm not able to multi-task like I usually do when watching TV. So really, not having a TV means I am getting less done.
Granted, things are a little unusual right now. Normally I have a few more distractions during the course of a week to keep me entertained and occupied. But right now friends and activities are in short supply, and really I don't have much to do. The TV would be a nice diversion, you know?
It is nice to be saving the money on the cable bill. And for that reason only I'd like to not get a TV again. But really, I miss TV. I'm wondering how long I really want to put up with this?!
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