November 16, 2010

30 Days of Truth: Day 16


Wow.  I could give you a list 4 miles long on crap I could live without.
You know, like bills and poopy diapers and pickles.
Okay, maybe stuff a little less trivial
Like world hunger and homophobia and and hate.
Or are we looking for a someone I could live without here?
Like Michael Moore and Rachael Ray and Lindsay Lohan.
Alright I get it.  We want a real honest to goodness answer here.
So what, exactly, is going to top my list of things I could live without?
I'm going to have to say television people.
Cable television to be more specific.
I hate TV.  Hate hate hate!
We lived here for 3 years and were fine.  FINE.
We watched DVDs.
And rented or bought the TV seasons of the shows we liked.
And my kids had other things to do.
But, well, we decided
(and by WE I mean THOM)
to finally bite the bullet last month. We got cable.
And I've hated my life ever since.
It rules your life.
It tells you when to watch.
It gets you to watch shows you would have normally never watched just to get to your show.
It sucks you in with America's Next Top Model marathons.
It teaches you kid to want every toy he sees in every commercial.
Not only want it but be able to ask for it by it's entire name.
Like "the new Transformers Battle Ops Bumblebee."
Not kidding.
That was the entire name he told us.
Oh the things it teaches those dang kids!
And, not only that, but I actually feel guilty when we don't watch it.
It's like we went without for so long and got used to our other means.
But now that we have it and are actually paying for it, well, now we'd better be using it!
It's ridiculous.
I'm ridiculous.
Oh TV.  You're basically the devil.
And I love you.
And I love to hate you.
The end

PS Yeah, I am 100% aware that my husband works in the field of TV.
Yeah, I know this post is totally sacrilegious to him and his professional life.
Whatever, don't let him fool you.
He loves to hate TV too...
or not...
but either way, he can get his own blog!



Michelle Nielson said...

i couldnt agree with you more camie!!! tv totally sucks!! im sure jaxon wants the transformer battle ops bumblebee to!! haha! but......if you get a DVR then the tv wont tell you when to watch things....just sayin!! haha!!! sorry im trying to make an excuse for you!!! i couldnt agree with you more!! like seriously, what did we do when i was a kid?? times have sure changed huh!!

Jena said...

Hey girl - I've totally enjoyed your days of truth - so honest and funny, love ya! I have to completely agree with you on the TV thing - we go through times without it and then we get it, and then I hate it and we drop it, it's a vicious cycle ;-) We have currently been without it since just before we moved and I'm fine, but dear hubby is wanting it back! The problem is our only option where we are is satellite, so then I'm locked into a 2 year contract - don't think I want to HAVE to pay for TV for that long ;-P

Anyway, didn't mean to hijack your post, but felt like I could share in your frustration. Miss ya - take care!

Stephanie said...

I completely hear you girl!