Idiot’s Box

Anyone who knows Tim knows he likes him his teevee. So, you’ll probably be surprised to learn that yesterday the wife and I cancelled our Dish network and TiVo subscriptions (gasp!). That’s right, the TV is fuzzy in themuy household these days. We’re goin’ solamente broadcast, bay bee.

But why, Tim? Why make the boob tube go dark? And don’t you love that new fangled TiVo thingy?

Well I’ll tell you, dear reader, it wasn’t an easy decision. And indeed it was a sad time yesterday as I packed up the trusty TiVo box and stored it away for safe keeping. There were many mitigating factors as to why we decided to cut the cable, but the two most important things were time and money. We just have too much going on right now to justify spending $75 a month on televised entertainment. The wife’s trying to get her jewelry business off the ground and with my full time job, musical commitments, freelance web design work, web hosting business, running schedule and mild addiction to online gambling, that leaves little time for zoning out in front of the blue screen.

Will we ever turn the prime time pump back on? I’m sure we will eventually. But for now, it’s a little bit quieter in themuy household. So far, no TV is okay by me.

2 thoughts on “Idiot’s Box”

  1. um…what in the HELL are you thinking? what about the new HBO show, “carnival” or what-the-hell-ever it’s called starring john doe and the oh-so-indie clea duvall?!

  2. I know, I know. Believe me, this hurts. That which does not kill me will make me stronger. HBO, in fact, was one of the few things that we are really going to miss about cable. That and FOX’s Celebrity Death Match Shootout Where Almost Everyone Dies and You Can Call in and Vote Who Gets to Live, Brought to You by Frito Lay, coming this fall to FOX!

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