Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating.

Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating. I think my first thought was, "What does that mean?" You ask your doctor and he says just avoid that food. It's just a skin test. They aren't entirely accurate.

I am going to attempt to give you ideas and recipes on how to avoid corn. It can be quite the challenge.

Sorry that my blog is evolving into a little bit of everything in life.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Boycotting Paid TV

Need to rant a minute today.  I just saw an advertisement for a program that will air on a paid TV channel.  I guess they don't want me to watch their program, because I refuse to pay for TV.  This has been the best decision we made this year. 

Earlier this year we canceled our cable service.  We did keep the cable internet.  It has been refreshing to have fewer choices.  Having more channels didn't mean there was more to watch.  We receive 7 digital broadcast channels.  The reception is better than cable.  The picture is cleaner, vibrant, and less fuzz than cable.  

I don't understand why the public is willing to pay for TV when you can get it for free.  You can watch videos on several internet sites like CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, CMT, YouTube, FOX, hulu, mtv, Weather Channel, ESPN, and many more.  If you do subscribe to a TV service some sites allow you to log on using your TV service to watch their channels online. 

How to get the video onto your TV?  We would plug a laptop with an S-Video cable into our old analog tube TV.  We finally upgraded to a new Sony google TV.  The TV connects to our wireless network.  We can surf to and watch videos on any website.  We also can log into Netflix.  The other option is a laptop with a blue ray player.  We plug the laptop into the TV with an hdmi cable.  The video is clearer than our old dvd player.  It is interesting that the sound travels to the TV through the same hdmi cable. 

Hope this give you some money saving ideas.

1 comment:

MizCastle said...

Are you a mind reader, Michelle!? :D Hubs & I were JUST discussing this very issue. We cancelled our satellite before moving to the UK & now we need to figure out our replacement option. We were spending $80/mo.!!! If it was just the two of us, I doubt we would pay for anything, but it's tough b/c of the kids. Hopefully we can figure out a *much* less expensive option. Thanks for the tips!

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