Monday, September 29, 2008

Challenge #51 Draw your tv

Well I took a very big step this past week. Last Thursday I had the tv disconnected by the cable company. When I realized I was still getting some fuzzy feed including AMC I sold my big TV on Saturday during my neighbor's garage sale. I put a plant in its place:

I threw away the antenna on my small tv (see drawing above) so I can't watch any programming coming over the airwaves. I also had a small B&W tv in the garage that I gave to a friend on Sunday. I kept the small tv so I can watch dvds. So far this has been fine. I realize I can still see most any show on line if I really, really want to see something or I can wait for the dvd to be released next year. My hope is that I will get more accomplished and not fill my brain with all the odd programming that is out there. I could not watch the news anymore due to the drug ads and the negativity. So we will see how it goes.

5 comments:

peachtreeart said...

My goodness how are you going to keep up with the awful news on CNN lol? Actually I know your reasoning. During the week day my son and I are so busy I don't turn on the tele. TVs can be a brain suck lol. I really like your drawings and how brave of you (and scary for some) to "disconnect."

Sandi said...

WOW! Brave.... I am not sure i could throw mine out but I can seem to keep it off...not sure what I am afraid of as I don't watch the news or anything and the only thing I seem intent on getting to in the last number of years is Dancing with the Stars....go figure....

Ruth Armitage said...

Good for you Leigh! I confess, i would miss mine if I lived alone, but since my husband usually has it tuned to sports or money shows, I really wish sometimes that we didn't have it.

My surgery went well, & I'm feeling pretty good, as long as I take my pain meds and take it easy.

freebird said...

Good for you. I watch the morning shows (supposedly news) with my husband but I'd rather not. Other than that I don't watch TV. It's all a show and they get us so riled. Those ads keep cropping up in blogs I see. No one likes them.

trudger said...

Awesome! My roommates and I decided to throw out our tv's back in college, and I haven't missed it since. I watch DVD's I get through Netflix. You'll love life without tv!