Thursday, April 17, 2014

~ Yoo-hooooooo ~

Shari and Sharon - you were the winners of my giveaways.  I've left comments on your blogs, but I haven't heard from you.  Please email me at with your mailing addresses.


After thinking about it, I've decided to join Twitter.  I've had a few invites from bloggy friends, and I thank you.
If you're on Twitter and would like to follow me - my name is:
Debi Crochets


I've been surfing around YouTube and watching daily vlogs.  Some are boring and some are nice.
I've seen a couple by this one guy (and his family) - I won't mention any names - and by the looks of the numbers, his videos are very popular, but for the life of me I can't get through the first 10 minutes.  He is a very irritating person.  He's also idiotic and a bully.

There's another popular vlog with a young couple and a baby.  It amazes me that the young lady doesn't realize that her husband is gay.

Well, anyways.  The reason I'm surfing the computer for shows is because we're getting rid of cable tv.  I'm sick to death of paying $142 a month just to watch crap.
We will just watch dvd's and stuff on the computer.
Anyone else given up cable tv?  Let me know how it went for you.

Ok - I guess that's it for now.  See you next time - and have a great day.  :)

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  1. We haven't had cable in almost a year. We have a Netflix account, Hulu Plus account and Amazon Prime (which has free instant videos to watch through the membership)

    Netflix tends to be previous seasons of shows and movies. Hulu Plus has current seasons of Prime-time TV, you just have to wait 24 hours to watch a new episode. Amazon Prime has the smallest selection of videos, and we end up renting/buying when we find something we're interested in. Between 3 services and the small number of shows/movies we rent/buy we're still spending less than cable cost over 12 months. I bet that even includes the cost of a Roku to watch everything!

    I would suggest getting a Roku for viewing through each account. After borrowing my in-laws tv/living room while they've been in Florida we have had nothing but trouble with their Vizio TV which has internet and all of these programs built right into it. Upstairs on our side of the house we have 2 Roku's and never have issues with loading! Plus you can watch on your computer, iPad and/or smart phone.

    Hope this is helpful :-)

    1. Thank you so much for the info Holly Louise - I will definitely check into those options. :)

  2. Oh Debi, I would LOVE to ditch our cable TV!! I watch practically ZILCH, but hubby is still somewhat into it. I like blogtalk radio and reading books. I've always been a talk-radio fan. Every once in a while the power goes off around here and I think, "How peaceful. Now I can read." lol!! I hope I'm in your position one day and can give Cable TV the boot!!!

  3. Congrats to the winners!
    Hmm. we have set top box TV, it is same as canle, right? Whatever. I am not a TV watching lover, I just chose few shows which suit my taste and watch them whenever I have time or my brain is too tired after office :)However there is a limite dnumber of programs fo rme to watch in India...

  4. We cut our cable in Jan. of this year and don't miss it at all! I was so tired of paying the high cost and never have anything to watch that we liked! We do have NetFlix, and like it. Or, watch DVD's. We got one of those little antenna things and can still watch local channels and a few other stations. It is great to have the extra money each month!

  5. Sorry, but I am NOT giving up my satellite TV shows! I don't watch many movies; more reality shows. I tried Twitter but didn't like it. Good luck to you. Have a great Easter!

  6. We've gone to Netflix only, too! Looks like we're in good company. =D

  7. It's amazing what people will watch. We stopped watching tv a year ago and cancelled our satellite subscription. Best thing we ever did. I don't miss watching tv at all. Much prefer blogging and sharing via instagram. Best wishes to you, Tammy

  8. I agree with you, as the television no longer holds anything exciting for me too. My viewing is limited to "Boston Legal". I am on Twitter too, but actually I don't know how it works so I just tweet about the items in my Etsy shop :)
    Of all the social media on the internet I love Pinterest.
    Have a great weekend.

  9. We are giving up cable tv as soon as this season of Bones is finished. That'll save us about $75-80 a month (we have just very basic cable). We already have Netflix and Amazon Prime so those costs are already counted in our budget. I think we are going to add Hulu Plus which is not very much per month ($8/month), so we'll still be saving at least 65 a month.


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