I haven’t had television for a few months now. At first, I was going stir crazy, but then I upgraded to wireless internet and hooked my Wii up to the outside world. I do miss the news and the weather, but then again I have the internet and the radio for that, too.
After visiting a friend of mine and watching the tube, I realized that television is over rated. But here are a few things I miss:
1. Sporting events. I like college and pro basketball. I also like the occasional football game; and who wouldn’t enjoy seeing a few studly men bashing each other on a green field? College volleyball where the women are freakishly tall and can jump higher than I stand? Awesome.
2. Weather. Especially when there’s a storm. However, when there was a storm before I dropped my satellite provider, it would always lose its signal anyway so what was the point?
3. Up to date television episodes. But certain internet programs have t.v. series only a month after it has been originally aired. Certain free websites. OR I can watch thousands of movies by a very small monthly fee. Shark week is just as awesome in September as it was in August.
4. The bill. No wait, I don’t mind saving $75 a month. And the time I don’t waste on mindlessly watching episodes of terribly bad t.v. I never meant to watch in the first place is good, too.
I do know that I have to be more diligent with the news and current events. Especially since Decision 2012 is coming up. We have to be informed with which crazy ass hat we the people will put in charge for the next 4-8 years. But in the meantime, I’ll be blissfully ignorant on how tardy the t.v. episodes are. And then I’ll figure out where I can catch the big games come March since I’ll be able to afford going to a few games live in the mean time.