Monday, March 24, 2008

What Exactly Does Free Mean?

In our of recent musing about where to live in LA we were discussing the merits of University housing verses apartment dwellings. University housing includes high-speed internet and cable, something we have lived without for the past 5 years.

We were dreaming of the beauty of Santa Monica, but bemoaning the cost of all the utilities on top of expensive rent. So I jokingly suggested:

We could live TV-free for the year.

The Snake's reply:

But Mom, wouldn't that be stealing?

8 comments:

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

That was hilarious. What a smart little boy!!

I am just catching up and...wow...do you have a lot on your plate. I am sure that the pieces will fall into place but I can imagine the stress of trying to make that happen.

This is my assvice - probably entirely useless- but I would opt for the university housing for a year. I think it is worth saving some money so that, when you are ready to buy, you can get something that you really want. The long-term purchase is definitely more important. But, again, I haven't seen the areas so what do I know. :-)

Good luck!

XOXO

Ms. Planner said...

Hee-larious!

We've been cable free for about five years now and I actually considered asking for it as a "birthing" present. Sigh. Maybe I'll just hint at receiving the entire collection of SATC dvds instead.

Becks said...

So funny! Hpoe you are well, I am still cheering you on from the sidelines.

andi said...

So funny! In his reality, the thought of having no TV is probably not even a possibility - I know it wouldn't be in my daughter's world.

SaraS-P said...

giggles!

Magpie said...

Funny. There's a whole pile of words that mean their opposites - like boned chicken is really boneless.

Michelle said...

Hee! That boy of yours - so funny!

Sadira said...

Interesting to know.