Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Four Years Cable Free!

Me: "Hi, my name's Bob and I'm Cable Free."

Cable Anonymous: "Hi, Bob!"

Me: "It's been four years since I've watched a show on cable TV."

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Yep, today's the fourth anniversary of the day I finally decided to ditch cable TV!

There's not much more to say that I haven't covered in the previous three years, other than I'm glad I did it, I haven't missed a thing and if you've ever thought about cutting the cord yourself I encourage you to do so.

Please don't get the idea that I'm some kind of Luddite or one of those hipsters with a weird beard who rides a Penny Farthing bicycle and still uses a typewriter. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

I still watch TV, but I do so on my terms. I've got a big ol' pile of DVDs to watch and I also occasionally watch things online, like Doctor Who and The Walking Dead. So now I can watch what I want, when I want and I don't have to sit through twelve minutes of Flo trying to sell me insurance during a half hour show.

I've been hearing good things about the Roku box lately and I've been seriously thinking about getting one. I don't know though... I have a lot more free time now that I stopped suckling at the teat of Cable TV. I'm afraid all that extra time will evaporate if I'm suddenly given hundreds of viewing options again. I'll have to think it over.

In the meantime, I'll say once again that if you've ever entertained the idea of getting rid of cable your own self, go for it! You probably think that you'll be missing something, but I guarantee you, you won't. The Pawn Stars and Duck Dynasty guys will get along just fine without you.

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