Alternatives to Cable TV

Do you have Cable TV through Comcast or Charter? Are you paying too much? Are there too many channels that you don’t watch?

Recently, I’ve seen commercials for Sling TV. Have you ever used this?  https://www.sling.com   It sounds like it might be a good deal. You pick a basic Orange or Blue package, You can also combine them, and then you add-on what I will call “by Category”…i.e…News, Movies, etc.  I like that idea. Also, no contracts and you can cancel anytime.

But how is the picture quality? And the Sound?  This is internet-based TV, rather than cable. Do you think Sling TV would be better than Netflix? Cheaper? Better than Hulu? Besides Sling TV, I have also heard about something called ROKU. Looks like more alternatives to cable TV are becoming available, but which is best for price, picture and sound quality, amount of channels?

#TV

Taking Another Look at Love & Relationship Advice

I am glad to discover more younger people writing posts about Personal growth and thinking about relationships. At least they are analyzing their life and taking time to think. This is good!

But let’s go a bit deeper. I offer some thoughts & challenges. There are so many slogans and sayings we hear often these days, but are they really true? Things such as:
1. “It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it.” Really? Yes and no.

You *are* often free to walk away from things, -but-, when folks say it’s not what happens to you but how you react to it…really? 99 times out of 100 that’s just a beating around the bush way of implying we should put up with it, not react, and not let it get to us. At least it amounts to that.

Their advice is all about “enduring” it, but not stopping it.

So let’s ask them: Really?!? Would you honestly tell that to a wife who gets beaten by an alcoholic husband that it’s not what happens, it’s just her reaction? It DOES get to you, or her, and it isn’t just her reaction. It’s a just plain bad circumstance and the guy is an Ass! This leads me to something else:

2. “I love him/her Unconditionally”.  Really? No. I don’t think so.

There are *always* “conditions”. Again, would you allow yourself to be beaten by a raging alcoholic and still say:…”but I love him/her Unconditionally”? I hope not. You will love him/her AS LONG AS you are not horribly mistreated. That’s a “condition” right there. And it should be. There is more:

3. Maybe you say: “I’m learning to let things end when they need to.” Ok, but—How soon is that? There are less and less married couples these days who are together long enough to celebrate their 30th wedding Anniversary. I am reminded of an old couple being asked how they managed to stay together so long and they replied: “You see, we were born in a time before things were disposable. We made an effort to fix things instead of just casually throwing them away”. Food for thought. On the other hand, maybe you had alot of “sparks” and lust in the beginning but now that that has toned down, you realize how little else you really have in common and it’s time to go. Only you can decide.

4. Some people say they “live without expectations”. I feel this is unrealistic. Everyone has expectations.

It might be true that if you don’t have them, you will feel less hurt. But A) it wont stop the loneliness and B) if you don’t have any expectations and just “let it happen”, doesn’t this sound like resignation and setting yourself up to be a doormat? So I offer this next one:

5. How about trying this: Make two short lists. The first list is: 5 short deal-breakers or pet peeves that you absolutely DO NOT WANT in a romantic long-term relationship. The 2nd list is 5 things you definitely DO want from your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife. Its easy to be so “busy”. I hope I take the time, myself, to do this later.

I’m no expert, just a guy who has fun kicking ideas around. I am theOwl30. You can find my site at: thewordpressowl.wordpress.com Thanks for reading this. I also post about: Music, Books, TV, Psychology & more.
#Relationships #Romance #Love #SelfImage #20-Somethings #Communication #Happiness

Automatic Writing. “Message from Clara”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyk7EYBTJ9M  Before The Twilight Zone, there was another TV show called “One Step Beyond”. It was a bit creepier and dealt more with the Paranormal and Unexplained. This episode is “Message From Clara”. Can you explain this?  Thanks, YouTube.  PS—i post about a variety of topics. Enjoy!

#Occult #Paranormal #TV

Oldies! Good Golly Miss Molly, by The Swinging Blue Jeans

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHk1081Unmk Oldies! Dance party music. Here’s “Good Golly Miss Molly” by The Swinging Blue Jeans. Thanks, Youtube.

#Oldies #BritishRock #Music #RocknRoll