Okay, I caved. In an earlier post I mentioned I was NOT going to get cable. But after several failed attempts to receive just the standard 5-6 channels with a high-quality antenna (because I rarely watch TV), I gave in to The Big Bad Cable Company.
My reasonings were thus:
1) Now that I've got a MiniMon at home, I'm spending far more time in the confines of my living room than I ever used to.
2) I need noise when I'm home alone. I NEED NOISE.
3) My laptop was crap; no streaming there.
4) Things like Harry Potter marathons, 24 hrs of A Christmas Story on TBS, ummm... need I go on?
5) Babysitters. I don't want babysitters to hate coming here because I'm the Amish lady with no TV.
So I did it. I caved. Not only did I get cable, but I went whole-hog. I got the double-decker, expanded select cable, DVR, two-TV nonsense.
It was installed on a Saturday.
And I haven't left my living room since that Saturday. #winningatlife
But yesterday I was watching a rerun of The Big Bang Theory on TBS, and I realized that TBBT is the only thing I watch. I quit watching Say Yes to the Dress and House Hunters International because they depress me. I gave up on Keeping Up with the Kardashians because... well.. because they're the Kardashians. And quite frankly, I'm boycotting the news [and anything with commercials] until Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (the day after election day). So yep, I have 900 channels and I only watch one sitcom, one 27-minute episode at a time.
A quick Amazon search will yield hundreds of results for boxed DVD sets of TBBT for far less than what I'm currently paying for cable. And then there's the fabulous world wide web, which offers almost unlimited options that can be streamed through my laptop onto my TV.
Why is this such a hard decision? I should cancel, right?
Wrong. Because... leave it to Francisco, the charming Big Bad Cable representative who made it seem impossible to cancel my cable.
I'll just chalk this up as a lesson learned. Therefore, I'm exploring my options. And I'm open to ideas. Send 'em my way.