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It’s not you baby, it’s me

My dearest cable & DVR box,

Please don’t be sad that we can no longer be together.  There comes a point in many relationships where it’s best for each party to go their separate ways.  That time for us came on Saturday when I dropped you off at the cable company.  I know you tried to be strong, but I saw that little tear in your circuit box.  I was sad too sweetie.  I was sad too.

But while you are fabulous and provided me many hours of entertainment while being up for all hours with a colicky baby and while pumping, I just can’t afford your champagne tastes on my homemade apple cider budget.  I love the service that you provide, but in the end, food, prescriptions, and heat trump your entertainment value.

I know that there are tons of new shows coming up, and I know that Southland (which is the best show on TV right now) is coming out with an all new season.  I know baby, I get that.  Please don’t try to tempt me with promises of shows on Planet Green, or if we’re being honest, VH1; momma loves a good trainwreck!  I’m going to need to join a 12 step program to get past this when Mad Men returns from hiatus.

Perhaps we will meet again soon, some day in the near future.  Until then, I’m armed with a digital converter box praying I get a free signal, a computer with internet access, and a library card that lets me check out whole seasons of shows for free.  I fear however that I’ll realize that I CAN live without you.  So, don’t hold out hope on a reconciliation.  If things are meant to be, we’ll find out way back to each other once again.

Best wishes for a lovely and long life in someone else’s home.  I hope they can afford you and will treat you better than we did. I know that the banged up IKEA entertainment center wasn’t fitting to your status.

Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity.

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2 comments on “It’s not you baby, it’s me”

  1. Bravo! We have lived without paid television for more than 3 years. We have a Digital tv so we get a signal (poor as it is) with the antenae but find there isn’t much to watch on tv. What we do watch we watch whole seasons at once, gotta love the library and internet.

  2. Bummer. Have you checked out the $8/month unlimited movie downloads from Netflix? Just saying.

    Actually, it’s a little limited because you can’t download everything available at Netflix, but for $8/mo it’s a lot.