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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

29 December 2008

When in doubt, blame Congress.

Not bad for a mantra, eh? You don't have to limit your blaming to Congress, of course; feel free to spread it around to any government official you like.

Why is Congress the current subject of my scorn? First of all, I was already aggravated with them for that little dance with time that they lead us all in twice a year. And now they are messing with my televison.

"Oh, but you can get a converter!" "Order your coupon off the internet!" "Surely you are willing to pay a little to get a better quality TV?" These are the fun little statements that I have been running across on the internet. Obviously, a lot of people are in the tank for the digital conversion.

I'm not, although I admit that the transition offers me some hope. At the beginning of the current TV season, I was all filled with angst at the prospect of giving more of my life to the TV. Now, the government has answered the problem for me: on February 17th, TV watching will no longer be an option.

I have, however, ordered our coupons from the nice people over at dtv2009.gov (after all, I only have until Wednesday to do so!). Once they are mailed, we'll have three months to decide whether we want to watch TV or not. I certainly intend to at least try a TV-free life for a week or two, just to see what it is like.

So in this case I say, Thank you, Congress! You have made it easier for me to not be like everyone else. Well done.


sarah chia said...

Go for the TV-free life! I haven't had channels on my TV for years... 6 or so.

We still watch DVDs on it and play a video game here and there (just got DDR, I'm so psyched!).

We do watch Heroes and The Office on NBC.com. It comes on 1 day late, normally.

Beth said...

We don't have a TV and haven't watched it regularly for a little over 4 years (since we moved away from our apartment that provided free cable). I don't even have a clue what shows are on anymore. I wish you could buy cable by the channel so we could get the Food Network and the Discovery channel.

We watch a lot of DVDs, read news on the internet, etc. I really don't feel like I'm missing anything, but I have had a while to get used to it.