A good while back, the Hubs and I decided to take the No TV Challenge. We did it because we are cheap excited to spend more quality time together. On March 1st, the Hubs officially declared No More TV and unplugged the sucker. We had one rule. You *could* plug it back in and watch the big game or one show here and there – but our goal was to eliminate falling into the Black Hole (ahem, Rock of Love) of mindless TV watching after work. Little did I realize, I am totally too short to plug the TV back in easily. So, I grudgingly cut TV out of my life altogether. Well, kinda. You see, we like us some American Idol and SYTYCD. So, the Hubs downloads episodes to his laptop and we watch them during Date Night. I know, we are very uncool.
Fast forward to May. I’m at work. I have an epiphany. I haven’t watched TV in months and The Hubs has only plugged it in 2x! The whole point of the experiment was to see if we could live without it…and we were doing great! So, I called our cable company and SHABANG, canceled it. Just like that.
The Hubs comes home from work. I ambush him.
Me: “Guess what I did?!”
Hubs: “Ate dinner before I got home?”
Me: “Yes, sorry about that. I couldn’t wait any longer. Guess what else I did?!?”
Hubs: “I have no idea.”
Me: “Saved us some big cash and canceled our TV!! Let’s high five and celebrate with an ice cream cone!”
“Canceled it???” Hubs eyes roll back in his head and he melts into a pile of Devastation.
How was I supposed to know it was the NBA playoffs and the beginning of his beloved baseball season??
But, back to the point of this entire experiment. For me, this No TV Challenge has been incredibly freeing. I get to take BACK those wasted hours of my life (ahem, 16 and Pregnant) and DO something productive. Take a look at the many projects I was able to tackle with all of my new found spare time: