I remembered what I wanted to write about last night! I wanted to write about cable.
I don't have cable. I used to have cable. My mom used to work for the cable company, and for a while, my family had FULL cable - all the regular channels, all the music channels, all the movie channels, all the specialty channels - everything! Since my last move, I have been without.
I will confess, I love television. There have been many lonely nights filled by my TV friends (and Friends). I could watch three straight hours of Friends after work, and not get bored. I think it's probably because I don't just veg out and stare at the television (well, most of the time I don't). I like it as background noise while I'm cooking or knitting or studying or doing any one of the million things that I do at home.
But because I don't have cable, I've been limited to either antenna channels or DVDs. I think it's important to mention at this point that I decided not to get cable in order to save money. However, because I might have a television on for six or eight hours in a day, I quickly watched all of the DVDs I owned. Of course, I then decided to get some new ones - after all, I was saving all of this money by not having cable!
Last month, I started keeping a tally of all my spending. I spent at least as much on movies as I would have on cable. I'm not sure my strategy worked.