Monday, February 23, 2009

Why we do not have cable

This weekend my parents were in Florida and Garth and I had the privilege of house sitting. We had the most lovely, relaxing time! Poor Garth has exams this week so he had to spend most of the weekend studying. So while he studided, I enjoyed having cable! I will admit I was a couch potato this weekend.

I have become addicted to Top Chef, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Millionaire Matchmaker, Designed to Sell, My First Home, and House Hunters. I'm not proud of my obsession with these shows, I know I'm rotting my brain. In my defense, I was productive! I made food, did laundry, shoveled the driveway, played ping pong, and worked out.

Last night I was watching something and Garth tried to get me to play ping-pong (again) and I told him I couldn't because I needed to find out how this show ended. Garth replied, "This is why we're never getting cable! I will never see you!"

44 comments:

mebeingrandom said...

I love that you couldn't play ping-pong because you had to know how the show ended.
I so say that all the time.
Well I used to, when we moved I didn't get cable at our new place, but I used to say "Honey, I'll fix dinner as soon as this goes off because I have to know what happens"
And if it makes you feel any better, when we DO have cable, all I watch is FoodNetwork and TBS. Thats it!

Megan said...

Haha! TV is almost as addicting as blogging :-)

Blablover5 said...

But but, ping pong! He he he, I love ping pong. It's like baby tennis.

Nothing wrong with being a couch potato sometimes.

Erin said...

ha ha ha! I love Real Housewives of Orange County!

Don't get cable! I lost my husband to cable TV.... and he has had it his entire life! I love it too but he takes it to extreams!lol

The Pink Chick said...

My husband loves ping pong! I used to tell him that he made me play ping pong against my will! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!!

Tabbie:) said...

That is a hoot!!
I love my cable...it may be a bad thing when I get married too!!

Too cute!!

Tara Gibson said...

oh i cant miss my shows either! Drew cant say much because he now is always playing his new playstation haha

Whitney said...

Oh my word! I love cable!

Mojito Maven said...

Oh yeah I totally hear you on this. Half the time Mr. Mojito will be talking to me and I have no idea what he is saying because I am too engrossed in my TV shows.

Tasha said...

I think you and I had the exact same brain-rotting weekend! It's so nice to just relax and veg in front of the TV sometimes!

SassyEngineer said...

Haha - it is easy to become addicted to shows, and sometimes I think my hubby and I are! I guess at least we get to watch together. So sad, I know!

Jon and Steph said...

Oh my goodness! I would so be like you if we had cable. I LOVE TV and I miss it dearly, but I am pretty sure I'd never leave the couch!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I'm with ya sister! Sometimes it just sucks ya in and there's no way out! :)

Elizabeth said...

I don't know how I would live without cable! However, he could still see you because of the amazing invention of the DVR. You can still live your life and watch your shows when you have time. :)

C said...

haha! Same here. We don't have cable either.. although our digital converter box thing gave us way too many new channels.. :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah, I keep my favs to a minimum for this reason. And ping pong? I LOVE ping pong!!!!!!

- Sarah :-) said...

I've got three letters for you: DVR! It's the best invention EVER! BEcause we can stop for whatever, and come RIGHT back to whatever show we left off on. ha ha

PS: I love how you listed "played ping pong" as a way you were productive. ha hah a

Leslie said...

We don't have cable either! The one year we had it was when we got it for free (in an on-campus apartment) and now other than the Food Network I don't really miss it!

Rachel said...

hilarious!!!

Mrs. D said...

I totally understand w/this situation. We had DirecTV for a year, and when we moved, we just canceled it. It has been almost a year now with us just having the basic channels (abc, nbc, fox, etc) and I do so much more stuff. I used to be addicted to all of those same shows, but not anymore. I only watch LOST & the news now. Everything else I watch on DVD or I just don't watch it at all.

H.I.T. said...

I love Bravo!

Jenny.Lee said...

I am always amazed at how easy it is to get sucked into tv. Countdowns get me everytime!!!

Together We Save said...

Don't ever get cable. You will have a happier marriage.

Lucky in Love said...

That's hilarious! Our tv was out in the living room for three days and I actually LOVED it! We ate at the table and actually talked...what a concept!

*~! megs !~* said...

I usually just smile and nod when the hubs is talking during my shows!! Surely he has this figured out by now right?!?

Jessica said...

I have to admit that I'm addicted to a few of the shows you mentioned! Especially House Hunters and Real Housewives.

The Other K Wick said...

Its ok to be a potato sometimes. LOL. Too funny. Those shows are so interesting. I *heart* HG tv. Its educational, really it is. LOL. Oh and don't watch "How it is made" WAY too interesting.

Emily said...

ohh the joys of getting addicted to shows on TV:) love it:) u were still really productive:)

Kyla said...

Hahaha--- love it!! I'm the same way with having to see the end of the show... or read just one more blog :)

Erin said...

That's why we don't have it, either! Not only do we save money, but we actually read books ;-) It's a good thing Lost and 24 are on broadcast tv!

Sara said...

Too funny! I'm always begging the husband to turn the TV off!

La Petite Chic said...

Oh yes, HGTV just sucks you in, doesn't it?!

My name is Megan... said...

husband and I would die without cable!! How do you do it? We have a lot of the fav shows in common!

Mrs. S. said...

Haha! Yes, this is very true!

Shanny said...

LOL cable has very addicting shows... that's why I have DVR =)

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

I'm not sure how you live without cable...I know that I did for a LONG time, but now I'm not sure I'd survive. Love Real housewives...and HGTV

Jules said...

Sounds like you had a good mix of productive chores and tv...no harm in that :)

MRS. CJK said...

Reality TV can be so addictive! One of my goals this year was to cut down on my TV time. I don't watch that much anyway, but I've tried really hard to limit it to just a few hours a week. My husband, on the other hand, watches TV pretty much every free moment he gets. I would love to not have cable so I could spend more time with him!

mollyandmarshal said...

That's hilarious! I get addicted to shows too, you just can't help it!

Andrea said...

We don't have cable either and people look at me like I have 2 heads! I don't know where I'd get the time for such a thing...I barely have enough hours in a day to watch The Bachelor, Biggest Loser and The Office!

I love my simplistic life :)

That Fresh Feeling said...

I did not have cable until hubby moved in. Some days i enjoy it other days i think how productive i could be without it.

Maria said...

We don't have cable either. We watch enough TV as it is, and we know cable will make it much worse for us. :-)

Mary said...

I love every single one of those shows too! Talk about a waste of my time, but I am so addicted!

Kim said...

We don't have cable either. For us, it isn't worth the money for the few shows we'd watch. While I enjoy certain shows, I would rather do other things, like projects, read and blog. I think it's just priorities. =)