Cutting the Cord with Cable
When I am not intimidating big burly off-shore men as safety personnel by day, or out getting my billiards on at night, you can usually find me at home. More specifically in these two places:
I have composed a short list of things I do when I am at my pad: (Note: all of these activities are performed while listening to the radio, my Ipod, or Pandora and usually a combination of all three. There are many pirouettes, hair whips, and running sock slides accompanying these activities as well. I have all wooden floors, so it’s only fair to use them.)
1. Read, write, Reddit, Chive, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Basically I do the Internet.
2. Cook… or pull out every snack item I own in attempts to put together a quasi-meal instead of cooking. The majority of the time I actually do cook, but come on, even award winning chefs get lazy right?
3. Sit on my balcony drinking wine while on the phone for extended periods of time, usually with Booger. You see, all of my friends decided to abandon me simultaneously, like I am the riot gun and they are the rubber bullets, so the phone time is essential .
5. Chase around this ferocious and boisterous beast that refuses to accept that my kitchen counters are not his personal play towers.
There is more, but those are the main events at club Becca. What’s the point in me telling you this? I had a revelation going through this list. I never watch TV anymore. Okay, maybe not never but certainly not nearly enough to be dishing out $60.00 a month for measly basic cable. I don’t even watch but maybe four channels anyhow. So, I have made an executive decision to discontinue my services. I have been considering this for some time now, but there was always a voice in my head telling me not to pull the plug.
Scumbag brain: “Probably shouldn’t. What if friends come over and want to watch something?”
Reality: What friends? Oh, the ones that don’t live here anymore? Yea, good thinking.
Scumbag Brain: “What if you get super bored, there are no movies out worth watching, and you are done with the internet for the day?”
Reality: That’s what bars are for.
After going back and forth about my decision for about a month now, I pulled out my calculator. I can save a little over $700 a year by nixing the tube. But, not completely. I can still utilize my beloved flat screen. I have an HDMI cable and can easily link it up to my even more beloved laptop and watch movies, TV shows, Youtube “Shit people say” videos, or whatever my heart desires.
If I am going to get out of Louisiana in a little over a year, it’s about time I start fiddling around with my finances. My savings account is looking pretty emaciated at the moment having just moved into my apartment, and I am fully aware that I spend money on things that are completely unnecessary. Hell, I buy a new pair of sunglasses every time I hit a convenience store like I’m stocking up for the invasion of Madeusas or something. So, I feel positive about my decision to take a break from cable. I only hope if I ever get a gentleman up to my place that he won’t head for the ESPN channel. See, there goes my scumbag brain again. It’s okay, the reality of that scenario is that I own a PS3 *wink*.
Anyone a big fan of Hitman like me?
- Here is the HD Antenna you must buy if you want to cut out cable (michaeledwardkelly.com)
- Unhappy with cable? Cut the cord (goerie.com)
- More People Cutting the Cord (cyberculturalist.com)
Posted on April 2, 2012, in Adventures, Business, Experiments, Travel and tagged Art, Bills, Cable, Dancing, Finances, HDMI, Hitman, Home, humor, life, lifestyle, Money, Movies, Music, Reddit, Saving, Television, Television program, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.