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Monday, September 15, 2008

And Then I Was Faced With My Day of Reckoning.

We always knew this day would come.

It was inevitable, I suppose.
Poor Kyle bought a house (our current little love shack) back in September of 2006. Now, two years later, the cable company has finally figured out that the past owners have moved.

And just like that, I’m cut off. Life, I tell ya…it can turn on a dime.


Was it dishonest of us? Well…it’s kind of a gray area along the Spectrum of Morality. The real dishonesty was that the previous owners didn’t call to have it disconnected. Scoundrels, all of them. The fact that neither Poor Kyle nor I ever had time in our busy lives to remedy a mistake we didn’t even make…that’s a sin of omission, at worst.


At any rate, there’s a difference between accepting blessings (free cable was undeniably a blessing [while it lasted, anyway.]), and actually pirating those blessings for oneself. And I’ve never made much of a pirate.

Obviously.

Someday, I will be rich enough to afford cable of my own accord. That will be a very joyful day indeed.


But until then…
Goodbye Mike Holmes from Holmes on Homes. I almost loved you.

Photo from here.

Goodbye So You Think You Can Dance Canada—your first episode was a delight. If these Canadians know what's good for them, I'm sure you’ll be a big hit.
Goodbye Divine Design with Candace Olsen, and Take This House and Sell It with Lisa LaPorter, and Design Inc. with that Sarah person. Sarah person, I wish I could see how your new house and baby’s nursery turns out. Goodbye Location, Location, Location, and Relocation, Relocation—two shows that each have the same delightful British hosts and are essentially exactly the same. I will never know the difference between you two, but I will always remember that we had a good thing going.

Photo from here.

And now, with our Wii out for “servicing,” I’m left to my own pathetic devices. Our DVD collection is rather scarce—well, maybe not scarce, but it’s scarcely decent. I can only take so much of Dumb and Dumber, Wayne’s World, and Tommy Boy before I decide a torture chamber is a better alternative.

(Sigh.)
Anyone read any good books lately?

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14 Comments:

Blogger jeff said...

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September 15, 2008 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger angela hardison said...

TV is overrated (as I'm sitting here watching Project Runway...)

I just started reading These is My Words and I think it's fascinating. Next on my book list is The Book Thief, which according to my older sister is the best book she's read this year (she reads A LOT).

September 15, 2008 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Mikelle said...

HAHA..sucks to be you! Just kidding. I could live without cable, but not without internet.

We've been living here well over 1.5 years (in this house) and we still don't pay for our water! We've tried to tell them, but they still haven't charged us, so now we just don't worry about it.

September 16, 2008 at 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Millie,

That really sucks. Sorry.

September 16, 2008 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger HeatherPride said...

I think my blood ran cold as I read that. Seriously, no cable? That's just....no...

Have you read any of the Laurie Notaro books? They will make you laugh till you pee. Seriously.

September 16, 2008 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Geneva said...

Ah I know your pain. Net flicks. Saved my life. There is a "watch it now" function that lets you watch tons of stuff from your computer and that's what we do. I do miss HGTV all the same.

September 16, 2008 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger A Letter To Kayleen said...

i really hope that sin by omission excuse works for you at the pearly gates. i'll pray for you.


i'm reading david sedaris -- dress your family in corduroy and denim, right now. i'm loving it. so funny.

September 16, 2008 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger lindser-lou said...

oh dear....do they have eBay in Canada? I would get on there pronto and try to find one of those mass DVD sales...they do like a lot of 50 movies for $20 or something crazy when they are shutting down a store or whatnot.

also, "goose girl" is a cute read, by Shannon Hale. Stephanie Meyer reads her, and for goodness sake, if SM does it, I will too!

September 16, 2008 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Kim and Jason said...

Yikes losing your cable, that does suck. I was "blessed" with cable back when I had my first apartment, for an entire year. Awwww...it was a blessing indeed.

I do love to read however, if you haven't checked it out yet - here's my book blog: www.ismellbooks.blogspot.com

Good luck with the cable issue!

September 16, 2008 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I am hoping Ted and I can yoink Internet from our neighbors. I am also hoping they didn't have the same idea...because that would suck.

September 16, 2008 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Reese & Christi Jones Family said...

Hey Cammille first time commenter! I find your blog very entertaining! Keep it up. I had the same thing happen to our cable and I thought I would die, but then I realized you can watch all kinds of fun shows online like Monk and Psych. These two are on usanetwork.com. The internet it awesome! Good luck!

September 16, 2008 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger chelsie said...

I got a good list of self help books from my "7 habits of a highly effective person" teacher. Not the funnest reads but they are "life changing" (according to him).

September 16, 2008 at 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can always pick up trash on the streets of "Mayberry" to keep yourself occupied.

September 16, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

You should bring back the red background. Random, I know...

September 17, 2008 at 3:29 PM  

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