While my ex-wife was moving, she offered to trade her appliances for my TV. I had bought the appliances for her when she got her own apartment. They are nicer than mine. My refrigerator was okay, but my stove is falling apart.
So, I now have a stove and refrigerator that are less than a year old, but no TV.
I had bought the TV after she moved out and took the old one with her. It was important to me at the time, as I had an elliptical, and wanted to watch TV to keep my mind occupied.
I no longer have the elliptical, and time I spend time watching TV is generally wasted time.
I still have my laptop with iTunes on it, so I can continue watching a few TV shows. At some point in the future I will probably buy another (bigger) TV, but I’m in no hurry.
3 thoughts on “TV-Free (for a while)”
When I moved out of Mom’s house in 1984, I did not have the money for a television. I got used to taking advantage of the public library and my cassette tape collection for entertainment.
In the almost twenty-five years since, every time I’ve had the money to buy a television, I’ve had things higher on the priority list–bike parts, camera gear (fifteen or twenty years ago I went through a photography phase), a canoe, food, clothing…
Besides, I spend too much time online to need a television!
I went without a TV in the early 90s. I didn’t miss it one bit. Since then, I’ve become a bit of a gadget freak, so I’m not sure what I liked more, the programming, or the television itself.
I have some art on the livingroom walls that my daughter painted (it’s actually pretty good). It’s more noticeable without the TV in there. The room looks less cluttered.
If I never end up with a strong desire for a TV, then I won’t bother buying another one.
Great idea Dave. That is more time to ride.
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