My name is Joe Bryant and this is my weekly blog to discuss my life and lifestyle. This week I am reporting using my phone so I apologize for the brevity and formatting. I am temporarily without home internet so I guess we can start there
CUTTING THE CORD
After MANY years with Comcast the poor customer service, continued increase in price and lack of any seeming sense that they were at all concerned about either led me to end a 15 plus year relationship.
I spent many of those years as an endorser for the company and was thrilled to be one as they were continually innovating and improving my home connectivity. I am not going to go on a rant but will just say that my cable bill has gone away and that saves me $250 a month. I ordered an HD Antenna for $11 from Amazon and I get more than 30 Channels with ZERO bill and a FAR SUPERIOR pieture.
Wednesday Century Link will install Internet which will be a flat $45 a month for life. I also bought an Amazon Fire Stick for $39 and will most likely go the Slingbox route. It I want to get tons of channels again it’s going to cost about $95 a month for everything which is way better than $250. I am also proud to me one of the more than 22 million Americans expected to make this decision this year. It’s a shame to have it come to this as I enjoyed the convenience of cable. But I don’t enjoy deceptive business practices and having to haggle like I am at a Tijuana street market to get a fair deal. There should be transparency in pricing and the best prices should go to your most loyal customers. Rant over but I will say that the temporary inconvenience is an OK price to pay to be done with those guys.
Yesterday Kelli and I celebrated #22 with a low key dinner at a local favorite Terry’s Kitchen. There was recently a story about who has the happiest marriages and it seems the couples where the wives are much hotter than their husbands fare best! I guess you could call it the King of Queens effect. I think the theory is the men are faithful because they have a hot wife (duh) and the women are happy because they don’t feel as much pressure to always be super perfect in competition with their studly husband. These photos are proof that I married into one of these wonderful relationships and we have been together for more than 26 years!