Monday, June 28, 2010

Experiment Time

So a while ago I wrote a blog about 101 things I wanted to do before I die and one of them was to unplug the tv for a whole month. I've also been wanting to cut internet and cable since we I saw a documentary called "No Impact Man" but I've never been able to convince Daniel to try it.

Well guess what? I finally talked Daniel into trying the experiment of not having cable and internet. I was only able to talk him into trying it for 6 months. I showed him how much we could save by not having the extra expense. I also showed him all the nice excursions we could take on our up coming cruise with us not having the extra expense.

Now comes the practical application of my experiment. Since Daniel has internet at work he wont miss it much. Since I'm home bound it will impact me more but I want to prove to myself (and my mother) that I can live without internet. Cable wise it's not really a big deal. We have the basic plan currently and only get about 30 different channels. Of the 30 we only watch about 5 of them. Of the 5, 3 are free over the air channels. The biggest things are blogging about the experiment and paying our bills since I normally do this with online bill pay.

Daniel asked me how am I going to pass the time and I've started thinking about it. I've been trying to knit a scarf now for about 2 years so that's first on my list. I've gotten away from reading which I used to do all the time. I have my crafts. I'll have time to visit my friends. I'm thinking life will become simpler. Who knows maybe Daniel and I will come to like it and stop having it all together. I doubt it but who knows.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cruise Time

So Daniel and I decided to take a cruise this year for our anniversary. At first we were going to go with a Norwegian Cruise out of Miami. Then we found a deal with Carnival cruising out of Jax. It came out cheaper because the taxes involved are cheaper here then in Miami.

We booked a balcony cabin and we are going to the Bahamas. Daniel contacted a DJ acquaintance from Nassau so we will know a local person that is willing to show us around. I'm not really wanting to go to a beach while we're in Nassau since the next day we're going to be going to the cruise lines private beach. So we're looking for historical things to do while in Nassau. Neither of us wants to go to Atlantis since we've read that the place is normally packed and we'd rather learn something about the history of the islands.

The next day we are going to a private island called Half Moon Cay. The big thing we're discussing is if we should try to rent a cabana on the island. They are about $200 but everyone RAVES about them. I found a video for them on Youtube. What do you guys think? Spurge or Save?

I'm getting kinda excited. We have a while till the cruise but I'm excited.

Photo blog

So since Erin said I should add photo's to the blog I guess I will add two from my most recent date with my extremely sexy husband. We went to the Cummer Art Museum and Gardens.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


So I've been struggling trying to come up with content for this blog. I mean are any of you really interested in the day to day happenings of our life? Most of it is painfully mundane. Nothing of interest has happened. Birthdays have come and gone. Holidays have been celebrated. Other then that we're just living. I've had some idea for blog topics but Daniel prefers me not to wonder into the area's where I might ruffle feathers.

So basically you're pretty much looking at the last few days of this blog.