Friday, February 29, 2008

Living in oblivion

We haven't had a television in our house for nearly four years now. Our one TV died back in August of 2004, and I still haven't gotten around to replacing it.

The benefits of this lifestyle are many. In terms of sheer numbers, I figure that we've saved over $3000 so far by not having cable. I cannot calculate how much we've saved by not being compelled and manipulated into purchasing the latest, greatest, limited-edition gadgets and gizmos and goodies which flash across the flickering screen.

The downside, I suppose, it that I am oblivious to the latest, greatest, limited edition gadgets and gizmos and goodies which flash across the flickering screen.

Case in point: the Limited Edition Hershey's Kisses with Coconut Creme Filling.

There was a bag of these delectable goodies at the nurse's station when I arrived at work on Friday night. I sampled a few, declared them to be divine, briefly lamented the fact that I had been oblivious to their existance, and chalked this ignorance up to our TV-free lifestyle.

Last night, when I did some shopping at the Uber-Empire up the road, I searched high and low in the Easter Candy aisle to find those wonderful, Limited Edition concoctions. Alas, they were nowhere to be found.

When I came home, I used the Google, and learned that those Limited Edition goodies hit the shelf for a brief period in 2006.

No wonder my stomach felt wooshy the next day.


Liss said...

No TV is a great thing....we got married in 2000, neither of us owned a TV, always had roomies that had TVs. We decided not to buy one. A couple of years ago, I was teaching jr. high and we bought a projector. We can hook it up to the antennae to get channels, but since it's not quite as easy to put together as it is to turn in a TV. People used to ask us what do we do? And then they'd answer themselves--you get things done, you're not wasting time.
Yay for no TV!

Anonymous said...

Sugar is not our friend.


Jenny said...

I watch lots of TV and I had no idea about the limited edition kisses. LOL! Guess I just don't pay attention that much to the commercials.