Well, we talked it over and decided to pack our TV and put it away for 3 months. I figured I’d blog about it since its one of the more…um…interesting things we’ve done in awhile. Today is day 1 of 90. Last night we lit a candle and canceled our Dish Network silver package, our Netflix 3-at-a-time, and my [Ed: Katie wants to be clear that it’s not ‘our’] Gamefly 3-at-a-time game membership subscriptions.
Why did we do this? Not for any goodie-touchy reasons (ok maybe a little goody, but no touchy). I just wanted to see what it would be like to be without it, since we watch it for hours a day some days. Will we have withdrawal? Will we read or interact or talk more? Will we buy (or grow) spools of hemp and make wallets to sell at the Whole Earth Festival? Maybe all of the above. It feels a little bit good to cancel a few monthly recurring costs. Who needs ‘V’ or ‘Mythbusters’ anyway? Buh-bye Mike Rowe, take Mickey’s Clubhouse with yeh.