That being said, I've recently been having the recurring thought that I want to cancel our cable. I know, I know, for people who love TV as much as we do, this seems really silly. But allow me to present a list of pros and cons for my reasoning.
- Cable costs us $89/month. In a year, we could save $1,068. That's basically the cost of a weekend trip we could take to an semi-exotic location. Sounds pretty tempting.
- Almost every show I would want to watch on TV can be found on the internet (Hulu, the network's website, or by otherwise shady means). The real kicker? We get the internet for free. So watching TV online literally would cost us nothing.
- I like to multitask as often as possible. Unfortunately, I can't see the TV from my sewing machine. If I watched all my shows online, I could easily set up my laptop next to my machine and multitask my little heart out while watching as many shows as I like.
- Logically, it seems like not having cable would really free up more of my time to be productive. Once you get started watching TV on a Saturday morning, for instance, it is extremely hard not to fall down that rabbit hole of Lifetime movies and ABC Family marathons. (Harry Potter weekend, I am looking at you)
- We have Netflix on Scott's Playstation, so any TV series or movie we might want to watch that's on there, we would still have full access to.
- We have a gigantic and really nice TV, and it sure seems like a shame to not have it constantly in use. Doesn't it?
- Even though TV can be a wasteland of time sucking, it's also nice to just have it on for background noise. Scott loves to keep History or Discovery on while he's working on other projects, just to have something on that he can tune his attention to or not depending on what he's doing.
- Do I really want to do all my TV watching on my laptop? Why watch on the tiny little screen when I could watch on a big one? I know there is a cable you can use to connect your laptop to the TV so you can view whatever is on your laptop on your big screen, but we don't have that cable. On the other hand, shouldn't we just buy it? Whatever it might cost, I'm pretty sure it isn't $1,068.
Do you have cable? Have you always had it? Does anybody out there not have cable and completely love it? I'm just. so. confused.