Cutting our cable was one of the best things we've done, saving us over $100 on our monthly bill, although I missed having the sports packages during the NCAA tournament and Stanley Cup Playoffs. But once the regular season starts up again, I have streaming via the NHL app for my Canes games since they're never on national TV/blacked out, and that should be sufficient. I really don't follow hockey as closely as I did when I was in the RPF fandom, and it's better that way.
The main thing I miss is our DVR and ability to record shows, primarily Jeopardy! It airs at 3PM here, which is bizarrely early, and Wheel of Fortune airs at 6:30PM. It's the only place I've lived that actually aired those two programs separately rather than back-to-back. I miss Jeopardy! I grew up watching it with my family and enjoy that it sort of makes knowing general trivia cool. This was a nice article about it
, but I most resonate with the top comment. It's also one of the few cultural touchstones I have with "real" America, or main street America, or whatever other euphemism we're using for the demographic we describe as the opposite of the coastal elite.
Lately, the days are routine but my attention is scattered, and I don't know what life is supposed to look or feel like. Am I doing this right? Well, we proceed regardless, and if I can gather the courage and the discipline to change things, perhaps I will. Change still happens.