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TV or not TV?

February 2nd, 2007 at 11:48 am

We've become a Nielsen ratings family again. Years ago, we did this. Funny thing was that at the time, Hubby's company gave us a tv almost every Christmas. Was a generous thing, but we ended up with about 9 tvs. Only 3 or 4 (one in the garage in the shop, one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one on the porch)were even on cable, but it was fun hearing the guy's jaw hit the floor when I told him. Nowadays, according to the person I talked to this time, that's not uncommon--even tvs in the bathroom. Wow. We've given tvs away and now only have 3--one of which is not working well. We keep tvs like cars, til they drop. Not going to spend on those nice new flat ones until the price greatly drops. Not that I don't blame people. DD's boyfriend got one and it is NICE.

The funny thing is that when you are held accountable, just like with budgets or the food diary, you tend to analyze what you do. We don't watch that much tv anymore. I tend to watch more after Hubby goes to bed. And it's fun to catch things you've never seen before. The other day, we watched Casablanca for the very first time. But, it will be very interesting to see just what we do watch. I do some stuff to tv. Especially in the evening. Like painting, sewing, crocheting, etc. With a mind like mine, I have to have something to focus it on. Still, we've gotten pickier about what we watch. It will be an interesting experiment. Wonder how much electricity the tv uses? In any case, they sent us $5.00 to do this. I've put it in the $20 challenge money....

4 Responses to “TV or not TV?”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Wow! A TV every year! Guess they were'nt into hams or turkeys, eh?

  2. monkeymama Says:

    How do you become a Nielsen ratings family anyway?


  3. JanH Says:

    Boo: All sizes of tvs, too.

    Monkeymama: They call us. I guess it is a random picking thing. Funny thing that we've been chosen twice since there are so many households in the U.S. I'm more leery now with people on the phone since all this identity problem, so I almost didn't hear him out!

  4. tener Says:

    thats a great offer, you should take it aswell because TV's get better by the month. you can always sell your old one.

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