A Life without Television!

I wanted to share with you my experiement.  On May 1st, all cable and sattelite systems were unhooked from my house, and I am living a life without television.  Now, let me tell you, I have a television (obviously!)  But I use it for movie rentals, if it happens to be raining on a Saturday night.  Other than that, I have not watched television in over a month.

And you know what?  I don’t miss it!  I have wanted to do this since Britney Spears headlined the 6 p.m. news as the top story of day.  I thought, with everything that is happening in the world, you have got to be kidding me!  Now that was a couple of years ago, but its been a downhill slide since.  What really pushed me over the edge was ‘Reality TV STARS!”  People, Audrey Hepburn was a star, Heidi Montag and Spencer whatever his name is, is not!   I used to enjoy watching entertainment news shows as well, being a big fan of movies, but they continued to slide downhill as well.

So, here I am, almost 6 weeks later, and here’s the result so far.  I am reading on average 3 books a week.  My house is clean, I am in the best shape that I have been in years.  You see, with no television, I have more time to work out, to clean, to correspond more with family and friends, and of course for reading.  And the thing was, I was never a big television watcher.  But if you need more time in your evenings, un-plug the tv. 

I will keep you up to date. 



  1. heather collins says:

    Hi Ms. Myers,
    enjoyed reading your blog!! Posted on this date because we were at this time in St. John’s I think having a wonderful time with wonderful people. Laughing, joking and eating Indian food. It was a great experience.


    1. darmyers says:

      Hi Heather,

      It was wonderful meeting you as well, and to see Richard again as well. Can’t wait till the next time!

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