When Free TV Ruins your Life

Ok, the title might be a tad dramatic. 

But cable just might be taking over my nightlife! 

Just so we are clear I haven't ever personally paid for cable. 

We had it growing up of course - I had a regular date with Ms. Oprah Winfrey every school afternoon at 4 pm. It was great. I would RUN home to watch shows about babies in Africa, makeovers, Dr. Phil diagnosing a failed relationship - anything. Then university came and my beloved roomie Jules was a huge fan of the tube. I tagged along often finding myself on the couch watching deeply intellectually stimulating shows such as, "Rock of Love" (shamefully seasons 1,2 and 3) and Tila Tequila's "Shot at Love" (also shamefully seasons 1 and 2). After a semester of TV glory I quickly realized that my natural academic ability was nowhere close, not even in the same stratosphere as Jules's... while she could sit on the couch all day, pull an all nighter and study for three exams in 3 hours and get a 90% minimum, I could NOT. So off went the cable for Christie.

Since moving into our new condo (side note, I can't believe Matt and I have lived in SIX apartments already together!) We heard about this free promotion for cable and internet - six months FREE! We signed up and ever since my life has been miserable. I can't WAIT for it to be over, in fact if it weren't for sports Matt would cancel it much faster. We never really watch it, but I feel somewhat guilty for not - I should, it's free etc. I know I am crazy! The TV should not be guilt tripping me! So I have decided that I am just going to let it go and turn it off. The honest truth is I think TV has gone downhill ... or maybe everything else has gone uphill.

We are going TV free for April! Yahoo!

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