Photo by Tim Coulson
A few posts ago I mentioned my love affair with the block. I also mentioned that we don't have a t.v in our house, that instead we watch iview or dvds. A few of you asked how I could claim to be t.v less if we watch t.v online. Fair question.
When I said that we were a t.v less house, what I meant was that we don't actually have a t.v. That's not to say that I have not watched the 'Sex and The City' series in its entirety. Or that I don't let the young man watch 2 hours of Play School so I can sit on my fat butt and look at your blog. Because I have, and I do.
So please, don't think that I'm a trite wanker (or do).
Some of you also expressed an interest in why we choose not to have a television. For most of out married life, Dave and I have not had a T.V. It started when we bought our first apartment (read about that in my story), it was old and we thought the aerial connection thingie was broken. Because we are stingy we never tried to get it fixed. Eventually a neighbour came over and simply tuned it in- Yeah, we are not techno savvy.
There began my television commitment.
I needed to be home to watch my favourite shows. all the time. I didn't want to miss an episode. It was a pretty full on relationship, unrequited love I tell you. That t.v never did anything for me except rot my brain and waste my time.
When we moved into this house we decided to kick it to the curb in the hope that we might be more motivated and creative without it. We had one tiny little mac laptop and a whole bunch of books, pencils, paper and board games. It was good.
These days an assortment of desktops, lap tops and iphones compete for our attention. Maybe it's time to cull of few of those too?
do you have a tv? do you watch it?
are you in a committed relationship with it?