Mike and I are scientists at heart. Well, at least I'm a scientist at heart and I drag him along with all my crazy ideas. Last week was momentous for us. We *gasp* got rid of our cable service.
We decided to cancel our cable for the following reasons:
1. We wanted spend more time participating in other activities, rather than vegging out in front of the TV.
2. In the (far far away) future when we have kids, I'm debating whether we want to have cable TV. I'm testing this "no cable" rule first.
3. We save about $90/month without cable--extra bonus
Of course there is a clause in this experiment that if we cannot handle the absence of cable, we can order it again.
Unfortunately, the major downside to this transition is that we lost our Internet in the process. This was not planned at all; I made sure that I overlapped the installation of our Internet and disconnection of our cable by one week. But ATT messed up our order, so Mike and I have been without Internet at home for about one week. Now THAT's a big deal for us. I cannot even remember what it was like before there was the Internet. So yes, we're currently going through withdrawals (which sounds mildly pathetic).