This is not a bloggy experiment, I am not a crunchy, NPR-lover nor do I harbor dreams of fireside games of Pinochle played with highball in hand. I do, however, hate inefficiency. Our massive remodel is set to begin early next month and installing the TV, setting up cable and then undoing it before demolition begins was a task I did not want on my ever-expanding list of Household CEO Responsibilities. Building a sound business case from logic, I convinced my husband there will be no TV until the house is done.
And it's not too bad. This may have something to do with the number iPads, iPhones, and computers afloat in our house but I don't miss it.
I love that it's not an option when I'm a little bored.
I love that my son doesn't know ANY cartoon characters and his birthday theme is Construction, not Sesame Street or Yabba Yabba Gooba. Ok, even if he loved Big Bird, his theme would be construction because it's the only way the holes in the walls and ceiling will be decor instead of eyesores.
I love that I cannot join a Honey Boo Boo conversation.
I loved missing the debates.
Now, it's not all sunshine and unicorns. Along with missing frivolities like Premier Week and Selling LA, we also miss some pretty big things.
Did baseball end? Did football start? Was there an election? Are there any impending natural disasters or recovery efforts occurring? Who's Ben Ghazi?
I thought I hated TV. I thought as part of our soon-to-be modern digs, we would set up a new modern TV-free lifestyle, but we all need a little TV in our lives.
I am tired of going to facebook for all my news.
I am tired of my husband and I saying goodnight to each other around 9:00 and diving into our computers.
I am tired of staring at small, plasma-free screens.
Don't get me wrong, I still get anxious thinking about all day movie marathons, but I've seen life without a TV and it's not utopia.
Newly removed from the remodel budget: Apple TV.
Newly added to the remodel budget: Two Large Flat Screen TVs.
|The wall that currently houses the couch will house a TV. |
But the wall will be wayyyyyy cooler than it is now.
And the couch will be gone. Anyone want it??