Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two of us sending postcards
Writing letters
On my wall

Married life has been good. We're getting along nicely.

I made the decision to dial back my satellite tv package to a very basic package today. We almost never watch regular television. I have seen exactly one half of one episode of American Idol. I stopped watching 24 six years ago. The Sopranos went off the air three (?) years ago.

Since I moved to Montana in 2005, I pretty much stopped watching sports entirely, except for an occasional World Series, playoff or Super Bowl Game.

The longer you go without watching that stuff, the more superfluous it becomes.

I do watch CNBC for work, but I have a t.v. in my office for that.

Basically, we were using the satellite to watch and record whatever movies were on Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, Encore, Starz and the Movie Channel.

I have Netflix, so it just seemed silly to be paying $ 100 a month for all that.

We listen to NPR. We read a lot. Stanette loves to cook, and, well, the Boogie Station meets most of my entertainment needs.

I wonder what it would be like to scrap the cell phone (we don't have a landline) and the internet as well. We went nine days in St. Lucia without any contact with the outside world, unless you count books.

That was nice, but I wonder what it would be like to go completely dark. It's impractical, because my job requires me to follow financial markets and communicate with people.

I guess, the more I think about it, I would need a phone to talk to my musician and snowboarding friends. Because nobody likes a solo act.


Blogger Gretchen said...

We haven't bothered to set up direct-tv and we're too far out for cable. At some point I'd like either a house phone or a cell phone for the kids. Don't feel quite right about leaving them home alone without one. Not there yet, but soon.

Glad to hear married life is treating you right.

7:48 AM  

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