Friday, August 07, 2009

An elegy*

This week, I had to say goodbye to some good friends. We had only known each other a year, but during that time, we had seen each other almost daily. We had a lot of fun together, but the cost of our friendship was high—both financially and in wasted time. After many discussions and hours spent looking at our options, Darby and I decided we should let them go.

The Comcast man came on Monday and took them away unceremoniously. I waved goodbye as he loaded that beautiful box and the remote with a million buttons in his van and drove away. Farewell Bravo, TLC, HGTV, ExerciseTV, Style, and Food Network. I hardly knew ye.

*Obviously, I'm being a little over-dramatic. I'm actually fairly excited about going back to a cable-less life. When we don't have cable, I hardly miss it, but when we do, I just can't stop watching. It will be good for me to get back to my other hobbies, like reading and scrapbooking. And we do still have basic cable, which includes TBS, so I can still get my Friends, Seinfeld, and Everybody Loves Raymond fixes. I mean, a girl can't read all the time. :)


Sallie said...

Wow! As you probably know, I think it's a great idea. Dad and I find way too much to watch on the few channels we do have! We need to scale back on our t.v. hours, too. Enjoy your hobbies!

Clint and Whitney said...

Welcome to the club! We also gave ours up about 6 months ago and went to plain old antenna tv. I don't think Clint would agree (because of ESPN) but I wouldn't be sad to lose it forever. I can spend entirely too much time watching it anyway and since we got rid of it, I hardly watch tv these days. Good luck my friend!