Interestingly enough, I noticed this problem when I started paying the bills. The price of cable went up, up, up, and I was finding less and less that I wanted to watch on tv. The more channels there were, the less that I could find that interested me. Oh irony, my old friend.
So gosh, it's gotta be at least 20 years since I've had cable. (Not counting about a one year where I had Basic cable, with a capital B, so that I could watch Star Trek show on a broadcast channel that I couldn't pull in.)
It was no big deal when I went to grad school and didn't have a tv. I had my DVDs and the internet, and that was enough. Don't make me give up tv AND the internet. I might have to read a book! lol (Joking -- I love books, and stay up way too late every night reading them.)
But over the summer, I had a problem. It wasn't really a problem, but I was staying with a number of different people as I transitioned from school back to a "normal" life. All of these people had cable. It's not like I don't watch it on principal. It's more like the leftover Halloween candy that I have in my refrigerator. If it's there, I'll eat it. If I have access to cable, I'll watch it.
Now, I know what you're thinking. And no, I have not changed my opinion about cable because I basically only watched one channel, HGTV. I admit it. I've become an HGTV fanatic though I have to say that they really do run too many episodes of "House Hunters". I love to watch most of the decorator shows, but my favorites are Candice and Sarah. And the best part is that can see many of their shows on the HGTV website.
The cool thing is that now that I'm in my new apartment, I can put some of those lessons to use. I now know that my grandmother's china cabinet and table are "mid-century modern" sleak and not just the chairs that I perpetually kicked because the dining room chairs angled out. (Somehow, those chairs didn't make the move, not quite sure why. lol)
Nevertheless, I give you my mid-century modern living room. What do you think?
Okay, so maybe the hand towel arm covers aren't quite right, but at least they're in the same color scheme, yes? I promise. I 'll take them off before company comes over.