I don't know if we will get cable, because I really don't like Comcast and I am opposed to their efforts to "acquire" MSNBC. But, hey, I've got public television, Big Bang Theory, and all the Spanish channels I could want.
Some might ask, why watch tv when you could read a book? And I'll tell you why. Because I don't read books; I fall into books, which makes it impossible to get anything else done. If there were a Readers Anonymous, I would be a prime candidate. But I feel comfortable having the tv on while I do chores, homework, etc. It's like a friend that you can ignore, who will always keep talking to you, and occasionally tell you something funny or informative.
Today, for example, I started a project to build modular storage in my closet and get my dresser our of our bedroom. So far, so good, and I think Alex will really appreciate an eensy bit more space, poor dear.