Saturday, June 4, 2011

Book Thought of the Day

"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book." ~Groucho Marx

Husband & I finally broke our ties with TV a few months ago...we shut down our Dish Network and now have no television whatsoever, not even local channels. Even though neither one of us watched it much to start with, we were reluctant to cancel the service since there was always the possibility of "a great program on the History Channel" or an "amazing concert being shown on OPB" or some breaking news ... shows we surely wouldn't want to miss!! Funny thing is, those shows came along so rarely that the TV was never on except to watch a movie on DVD.

We get along just fine without access to 700 channels 24/7. All the news we could ever use is available on the Internet, whenever we want or need it. We do enjoy movies, and many of the shows from HBO & Showtime, so we order those from Netflix and watch them a couple of evenings a week.

We may need to re-think our strategy when World Cup Soccer comes along...but for now the TV is off. Sounds like a good time to read a book! :)

1 comment:

Linda Kelly Lee said...

I use to read all the time but have gotten out of the habit. I need to return to reading because it is so relaxing.

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