Well, after much talk, I finally did it today. I zoomed over to the local Comcast office and turned my cable box in. I'm officially no longer a cable TV subscriber...although I'll still have their internet service. Anyways, I'm able to get 1080i broadcast HDTV in my apartment courtesy of this nice flat antenna I bought late last year. Although the internet rate went up quite a bit since I no longer have the TV option...but I'll still save $50/month this way. No sense paying for something I hardly ever watched.
Sickness update: the stomach flu is gone, but the cough still lingers. All told, there were about 3-4 days last week were I hardly ate anything...and I've had people say it actually looks like I lost some weight...just what I need, right? LOL Needless to say the appetite is back though, especially after running yesterday for the first time in 2009. :D