Tuesday, October 21, 2008

~~GLANCING WITH THE STARS~~

First the set up of my story..........

A few years ago, my DH decided we REALLY needed a new place to watch TV. His reasoning was that if we finished off the space above our three car garage it would give us a place to put not only the television, but also our computer desks. That way if someone wanted to watch TV and someone wanted to be on the computer...we could still be together. So our empty attic space became...a computer/tv room.

We already owned a perfectly functional large Television that was in our family room downstairs...I ,being a smart and frugal woman, assumed that we would just move this television upstairs and call it good. I was actually excited to not have this behemoth in my family room any longer....gee this idea of his was starting to really make sense!
But "man brain" tells me that there is no way that the two of us could possible move such a big TV up the stairs and down the long hallway without the possibility of damaging it....and then there is the fact that it isn't an HD television, and the fact that we probably should have 2 TV's just in case we both had a show on we wanted to watch...


So off we go to Circuit City...Me, with a somewhat ornery woman face...he with a glowy-i'm-gonna-buy-electronics man face. We agreed on the ride over that a 42" TV was more than adequate for the somewhat narrow space we had to work with. Since I don't know diddlysquat about TV's I browsed while he shopped. He calls me over after a few minutes and points out a lovely 48" High Def TV.

woman brain: "gee honey that's bigger than we planned"

man brain: yes, but it's really nice and I think it's a better deal for the money.

ok...I understand a bargain. Sure why not...48" it is! I naively start to stroll towards the front of the store ....

man brain: OH HONEY...come look at something.

woman brain: uh oh

man brain: wow look this 52" TV is on sale...it's only a few dollars more than the 48" and it has such a clear picture...Just think how great PROJECT RUNWAY will be on this TV. (The man is no dummy)

woman brain: logic always makes me hot....lets buy it and go home.

So off I go to the car...happy that my baby is happy. Two days later........... doorbell rings....the circuit city dudes are here to hook up our new TV. I let them in.....they bring in the strangely LARGE box...and on the side I read....Toshiba 64" TV.

woman brain: (dials phone and gets hubby at work.) "hey honeyluvbunny.....I think they brought the wrong TV. The one that's here is 64".

man brain: I can explain...........

So here it is....our big freaking TV...after a few days of having my retinas singed from sitting so close...I resign myself to watching my favorite shows in LIFE SIZE pictures.



One year and a few months later.....I notice a couple of odd little bright spots on our TV... I ask man brain what could they be? He doesn't know but is sure it's nothing to worry about. Over the course of the next week or so...said spots seem to multiply and some of them are growing.

Man brain decides to do some Internet research on Toshiba TV's like the one he purchased....and ,I might add, purchased WITHOUT an extended warranty.

TOSHIBA: sometimes in TV's of this model...the small interior mirrors have been known to not remember to spin and can cause small bright spots on the screen.

WHAT???? $3600 and a year later the mirrors are forgetting to spin??? For that kind of money those mirrors not only better remember to spin....BUT THEY BETTER MAKE ME BUTTERED POPCORN AND MAKE ME LOOK THINNER!



So here is what we have... HMMM is that lint on his suit...

Let's take a closer look.......
Let's view it with the picture off shall we.....


Yes people...we are now the proud owners of our own TOSHIBA GALAXY!


AND DO I HAVE AN OFFER FOR YOU!!!!! For a low low price (and only for the next 30 minutes) We will be offering you the opportunity of a life time. For only $2.99 we will name one of those beautiful Toshiba stars after you. Imagine it!! Your own star in this amazing galaxy...certified with your name! Anyone can buy a new pair of shoes...but not EVERYBODY can say they have a Toshiba star! Get in on this offer now...because the early stars are the biggest and brightest! And even though the galaxy is expanding exponentially every day...who knows how long we can keep the price this low! So call now and you can tell all your friends...."See that third star from the right....that's _______'s (fill in the blank) STAR!!!"

*prices subject to change with little or no notice. Offer expires when the entire screen goes white!



Now on to much happier news. Mammarazzi (I know cool name huh?) over at " Our Dandelion Wishes" Gave me this AWESOME award. I just met her during the SITS Blogathon and her blog is SO Much fun! You'll love her hilarious stories...go see her. I'm thrilled to get this...and honored...and humbled. THANKS I shall wear it proudly on my sidebar!

113 comments:

Amanda in GA said...

How frustrating that must be. I too have a BIG TV it sits in my husbands office which I call the cave.

If I buy a star do I get a certificate to frame and keep forever?

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL Amanda...YOU BETCHA!

Linda said...

I am going to kiss my husband extra tonight and thank him for not caring about man toys like big screen TV's!! LOL And then I might take you up on that offer to name a star after him! He deserves it.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I would be ticked!
That's a lot of money.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Ok, I must admit, I'm a man when it comes to electronics. The bigger, the better. I was just as excited as my husband when we got our huge HD a few years ago. Giddy, in fact!

That really stinks about the bright spots! Good that you seem to have a sense of humor about it!

Jan said...

Love the story, but I am struck by how lovely your room is. I love love love it.

Okay now for the electronics dept.
I know the whole man/woman brain differences. Urr.. We love logic and they love size and power. But look at where it go him. Into outer space. That does look like a new galaxy of some sorts. That is the only thing to laugh about here. Sorry about that. But he is going to have to be your slave for quite awhile now right. You can't let him completely off the hook here.

Heather said...

I read this post to my husband and he thought your husband might have been a genius until I got to the part about the spots and no warranty and he said, "Uh oh, did she kill him yet?"

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

I would be making several calls, sending letters and e-mails to Toshiba until they fixed it. Maybe if enough people complain they wil be forced to do a recall.

As far as a Toshiba Star, I'll take the only one that's in the yellow area.

Swirl Girl said...

"he with a glowy-i'm-gonna-buy-electronics man face."
I know the look. I've seen it and I know the screwing will soon commence. And, not the good kind.

Cheryl Kanenwisher said...

Don't you like galaxy watching?? This story sounds all to familiar and too real to me. I think you should craigslist your stars...

Bo said...

Hi Nikki...I'm glad you cleared that part up about the spots being "stars"...I thought it was DANDRUFF...oh, what a heartbreak this predicament is, but at least you have the other one in the family room to watch Project Runway on... Give yourself a hug for being a sweet, tolerant and unbitching wife.. ;-) Bo

Coco said...

Ohhhhhhh dear....
I am sooo soo soo sorry.
That flat out sucks.
I want to star.
Twinkle Twinkle Coco's Star...
Could be a new hit!

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bloggin' Chrystal said...

Once again...I'M CRACKING UP at you and your description of this whole thing! That is one HUME-MUNG-OUS telly! Wow...I wanna buy a star in that beautiful sparkly galaxy too. lol!

AJ said...

Oh I would be peeved!! And up Toshiba's you know what until I got one of those hunky Circuit City guys out to make it all better again:)

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh Niki, it is funny, but it is not! Hope that they get it fixed soon. Or else, sic those doggies on them. Yeah, sic those doggies on them!!!

cedwards55 said...

Nikki, I didn't even see the TV I was so busy loving those lamps. I remember when you posted MY HUSBAND'S FREAKIN' BIG TV on RMS. That was hilarious. The galaxy... not so much. I'd get a Darth Vadar mask and sit there and watch TV... see if he notices. Welcome to a galaxy near you! Carol

Sue said...

Been there...done that...I'm still laughing, but aren't these men a piece of work. We never had "stars" on our Sony set but the Boss was one of the first in the neighborhood to own a big screen years and years ago. Every year we had to spend a miniumum of $400. to keep it running. We finally sold it to some other idiot. Now the husband is happy with our normal size nothing fancy fits in our armoire big back t.v....Now if I could just get him to sell the Harleys.....

Lilly's Life said...

That is the most hilarious post I have ever read. And that is one GIANT TV. Oh I hope they can find a cure for its disease!

I have to say you have penned the best line ever, 'me, with a somewhat ornery woman face...he with a glowy-i'm-gonna-buy-electronics man face'.

Still laughing, let us know what happens with the TV. Nothing is built to last anymore is it?

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Nikki, True, it's a bummer about your TV. I sure hope ours doesn't do that. But, I love your room. What a great space!!!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Oh jeez! This was so hilarious (the part about the stars, that is) otherwise downright sad! I love big TVs and I could just immerse myself in one like yours!

And I would be crushed to know it wasnt perfect in every way. But your sense of humor carried you through it with flying colors! God knows how bad hubby must already feel!

I'd love to have a star named after me! lol!!!!

Sandy Toes said...

What a fun room...I love it...do you ever get to watch anything but ESPN..how about a good show on HGTV????Give that tv some good use!

-Sandy Toes

Charli and me said...

Those guys... They have to have their big TV'S but they deserve it. They take such good care of us, and besides, it gives them something to do while we are blogging LOL.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

LOL. I Love this story. You can name my star Susie. Or maybe LOLA for my naughty side.
At least you have a sense of humor about it. Poor hubby - he tried so hard. You know men; the bigger the better...they don't care if it works as long as it's big and impressive.

Heather said...

Okay, first of all, totally jealous that you have a space for both computers and TV. Back in our pre-kid days, we had exactly such a room. Not nearly so grand, but we had a smaller (like the same size as my 6 year old computer monitor) TV with cable in the office, so I could surf the net while watching American Idol or something else like that that didn't require paying rapt attention, and Hubby could watch sports and be online.

Then, Kiddo was born and the office turned into the nursery and the guest room turned into that worst of hyphenates: the guest room-office. :P No room for a TV in there (and it got stolen shortly after Kiddo was born anyhow). Hubby has no big problem with this anymore, as he has a laptop with a wifi set-up so he can be online and watch TV downstairs. Me? With the Flintstones-era PC? Not quite.

So, to sum up this long-n-rambly comment, I am making it a requirement of our next house that we have an actual office, and that the actual office has room for a TV. Not necessarily a Toshiba Ginormo, mind you, but a TV with cable. And possibly a DVR.

Darlene said...

I would be so mad about the TV already having problems.....

And gosh I know the glowing....electronics look well!!!

I LOVE your space above the garage....it is FABULOUS!

imjacobsmom said...

Put me down for two stars please.....It's so frustrating - have you contacted Toshiba about this? ~ Robyn

Betty said...

What is it with men and big TV´s?!
But I do like the new space and hopefully when you have to get a new TV it will be a little smaller... :)

Melissa Wertz said...

I have gone from a 14 to a 6-8. I am trying to stay there. Besides, I think I get a little hyper when I eat too much chocolate...

I ate so much chocolate candy last week, my roomie was about to take it from me....

salmagundi said...

Oh, Nikki -- my refrigerator isn't that BIG!! But you made it look good in that room. Hope the galaxy problems get cleared up; if not, he owes you big time. Right? Sally

Janie said...

Lord. That MUST be frustrating.
We always buy extended warranty. Stupid maybe, until I drop my big honking Canon digital...then it pays off in spades.

Jori-O said...

boys and their toys...we jsut got a new tv recently too and it makes me shudder to think that something could go wrong with it when we just forked over so much moulah.

jill jill bo bill said...

That is a scream! AAAArggghhhhh! Mine is just as techy crazy, but he has learned to ALWAYS buy the dang warranty! Someone will always mess it up. (usually, it's me) can you get a dry erase marker and just color in the spots, erase when the scene canges, color, erase, change colors, etc... Okay, maybe not.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nikki
We have a room above our garage that the seller called a bonus room...the shape looks just like yours! But I need to work on getting it decorated! Yours looks great!

We would love to have a big tv there!

Mrs de Miranda said...

ohhhh, yucky. Im sorry. But I think Im going to need one of those stars! I have always wanted a star named after me!! hehehe, that part made me laugh! You are soo creative! So no extended warranty huh? My mom works for Circuit City as assitant to the CEO, she deals with problems similar to this one. I will ask her what she thinks! Sorry though that sucks! I HATE when electronics do things like this!

christie said...

Seriously funny stuff!
My husband and I did the same thing...went in for a small flat-screen, ended up with a HUGE flat-screen and a new sound system to support it...plus HD plugins for the Wii, and DVD player, etc. I feel your pain. Although, if we start seeing stars (other than the actor/actresses on TV) I'll be quite ticked.

Shelia said...

Oh, Nikkiness! I'm so sorry about Star Trek stars being all over your TV screen!! Even though it's horrible, you do tell a very funny story!! My Mr. Precious had to have one of those xlarge screens! He bought the warranty!! He never does, but with that TV he did!
Your poor little man brain!! Is he beating himself up?
BE a sweetie with stars,
Shelia ;0

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I can read the toshiba stars for your future....

I seeeeeeeeeee a trip back to the TV store again veeeerrrrryyyyyy soon....

and I see an extended warranty...

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Nikki ~ I can relate with ya...Glenn is the same way! We have this HUGE TV (not flat screen) that's just sitting in the garage because it's too heavy to move anywhere..jeez!!

I love your room tho...it's tooooo cute!

Hugz,
Michele

Tracey said...

What is it with these men and their big ole TV's?
Very cute award!!

The Nice One said...

Your story was so right on. I just dont get it. Buying electronics is the most amazing thing a man could do with his time. My husband has spent about 16 kazillion hours on the phone with Direct TV this fall getting our package JUST RIGHT so he could watch every single NFL game known to man in HDTV. What?!?!

I LOVE the color of that room, by the way.

jeanne said...

Nikki, your TV story makes me cringe. We are about to walk that walk and talk that talk. My dh wants a BIg TV and I don't. It will probably come down to scream that scream. lol

Come now we would NEVER run naked through a flower show. Would you?
How much would you give me for a bet???? Thinking!

Congrats on your very cute heart award. If anyone deserves it you do. You go girl, I too, love your blog.

Hugs, Jeanne

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I was laughing and crying at the same time. Laughing at the way you told the story but also felling bad about your TV.

Congrats on the award. It's cute.

I friggin LOVE your play list. Just listened to Tim McGraw~ Dancing

squawmama said...

OH OH OH... Nikki I always wanted a star named after me... and what a bargain kinda like to one you got with the TV... OOPS maybe not such a great deal... however the price of the stars are... anywho the room is awesome and the TV looks good in there... Congrats on the award... you truly deserve it...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Jen r. said...

That sounds exactly like what my husband would do!!!...MY poor guy has to watch tv on our 12 year old 27 inch and he'll like it! ;) Project runway would look cool on a 64 inch though....

Hairline Fracture said...

That is sad but funny. I'll learn from your experience not to let my husband talk me into anything without doing our research first.

Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh I am laughing and gasping out loud!! 64 inches, that's hilarious! I would be so mad about those stars. Why do men love electronics so much?

Laura :)

Michael said...

Oh, Nikki honey...let's chat us up some TVs, shall we. Way back in 2001, I spent a small fortune on a 32 inch Sony Wega TV (the old school kind that weighed like 200 pounds) and honestly, I loved it so much that Jay and I bought a 57 inch Sony HDTV big screen for our great room a year later (it's rear projection...LCDs and plasmas were still like $8k at the time.) So Jay and I are watchin' Law and Order one night (cause we're totally old like that) and the big screen picture turns green. Everybody looked like Kermit the Frog. It was literally about 3 months old. OK, no big deal...we bought the extended warranty. They come out and replace the freaking picture tube. But life was good again.

Except then the 32 inch TV shuts off on its own one night and that was it. Done. It was so anti-climatic. No warranty on this one, so we replaced it with a Phillips model. That lasted about 2 years. Thank gosh I bought the Phillips at Costco before they changed their return policy and the store took it back and gave a full refund.

So I'm now on a 32 inch Sony Bravia LCD flat panel for the bedroom TV. I swore I'd never own another Sony product, but I have to admit the picture is phenomenal. I don't have high expectations though.

And just to add to the drama, the big screen in the great room now has blue lines running through the picture. Seems the picture tubes have come out of alignment...cause they're totally finicky like that. That's only a couple hundred to fix though. Beer money.

If you wanna talk laundry, I've got some stories there too. Let's just say that the whole Maytag dependability people slogan is a bunch of big time crapola.

And Frigidaire Gallery refrigerators blow too. One month after the extended warranty expired...how convenient was that???

(Sorry for the rambling vent...every appliance and just about every major electronic in our home was purchased brand new when we moved here in 2002, yet this is what I've dealt with. I can so sympathize with your frustration!)

santamaker said...

NIkki, you are one funny nugget! I just got finished reading all of your tag questions and your celestial tv dilemma...
Those two furry kids of yours are a hoot, woman... especially love the nickname for Ozzie...shithead! Lovely! Those M.S. are smart, but they are sure hyper! At least mine was!

The Berry's Patch said...

Silly girl...that's snow. Didn't they tell you it was an add on? Yes, for those who spent over $3,000 they would get free snow flurries. :-)

Stephanie Graham said...

Men...

Nikki said...

Oh, I'd be mad. On a side note, I love the curtains in that room.

Shannon said...

"I can explain"

LOL!!!

Michaela said...

I had to read that to my hubby and he thought your husband was a genius for getting the larger TV (men!) - when I told him about the spots though he got a look of horror in his eyes that only a big TV fan could get!

Smilingsal said...

That's some big TV there to bring you a Galaxy of dot, I mean stars.

Mamarazzi said...

first of all thank you SO much for linking your award back to my blog. you are WAY. Too. Sweet!

secondly forget about the TV that room is DARLING!!

i do love your story though...hilarious!!

mishebe said...

Oh my god, how romantic you and your hubby can look at the stars together. He must be a real romantic. My son would love a star named after him. Who do i make the check out to? Toshiba?lol seriously i would write to them and call the tv place and talk to the manager. it would not hurt. Actually get your hubby to do it, he seems like he got along quite well with them before... mishelle

mishebe said...

Oh, to make you feel better my hubby did that with a truck, but i was not with him. We are still paying for it and will for the next 4 years. mishelle

Lori Bee said...

SPEECHLESS....you poor girl! (Loved the room though!) Lori

Celine said...

I'm sorry about your TV but your Toshiba galaxy thing totally cracked me up!
So...can I have a star named after me? LOL

Chris said...

We have a too big TV for our room also,it almost crosses your eyes we are so close to it, but that's what he had to have, we did buy the warrenty, but haven't had any problems with it. Ours is on wheels though. I didn't say a word to him,cause I was thinking all the time, wonder where I'll shop for a wall unit that will fit that thing. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Justine said...

i'm sorry Nikki, it really does suck that your tv has dandruff, but man, this story was funny to read! only a man would squash a tv that big into that small a space! Now, may I request that you send me those ultra cool polka dot lamps NOW?

Justine :o )

the pleasures of homemaking said...

LOL! Too bad about your TV, that must be frustrating! But your room is great and I love the curtains!

Manuela

GaleForceOne said...

Can I be the star that is right closest to the middle of the screen?

Penny said...

I think I have a man gene cuz' I like the big ones too, but wow that's a huge one! LOL Sorry about your galaxy, but you do have an awesome sense of humor about it. I bet Ozzie and Crumpet don't mind it either when they're watching their fave pet shows.
We have a new TV that was a real pain to get all the way upstairs. Guess what? It didn't take a year, just one day for it to not show the picture on the screen unless you use the remote to turn on. Did we take back? Oh heck no, it's too flippn' big to take down the stairs again. I think it will stay with the house or just get a heave ho out a window. Wait, there isn't a big enough window. Oh dear.

Hugs, Penny
PS Thanks for being you. Your posts always crack me up. You have an unreal sense of humor.

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks Penny....that last comment made me go all warm and fuzzy!! I really appreciate it. Heck I feel so good. I'm giving you a FREE star!!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

And Jared & Jessica (galeforceone)...my dear sweet children...YOU get to have the whole darn galaxy...I'm leaving you the TV in my will.

bj said...

GOOD GRIEF...I didn't know they even MADE tv's that hugh!! No wonder those little things stop spinning,.,,,so many in that big thang, they probably get too hot to spin !!
Whoa...and no warranty? UH, OH....

Mabry's Gamma said...

I laughed when I read your blog because if it wasn't yours, it would have been mine. I have had many of those same conversations. lol

I told our girls that I think your dad "snowballs" me all the time to get what he wants. They are clever men.

Cheri

Carolynn said...

Hey Nikki, Awesome award!

I've tagged you over at my site.

I'm running late - off to work, I'll be back to have a closer look at which star I'd like to have named after me. :o))

Carolynn

Ally said...

First Congrats on the award!

Everytime I read you blog I leave with a big smilie! :o) I dont want to own a galaxy so I think I'll stay away from those giant TVs, seeing Elmo that big might be kinda scary anyway!

Amy said...

Men are worse than kids when it comes to their 'toys'.

Marrdy said...

Wow, hope your eyeballs recover. Your room is very nice! Except of course for the stars on that bog 'ol TV.

gingela5 said...

haha...I know how that goes! My hubby just HAD to have a big tv for shark week (he's still 12 inside) but man oh man I'm sorry it's already breaking on you! TV's are STUPID! hehe And congrats on the award!

Marrdy said...

Sorry, I meant to say BIG not BLOG. Could I be spending too much time doing this? Possibly.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Nikki, I had to laugh at this one. He snuck it in on you, didn't he?! I would be really mad at all those spots though...that's WAY too much money for that to happen already.

Cheryl said...

ROFLMBO, You must have a sense of humor. Hey, maybe he can talk you into another one. HeeHee. Ouch, did you just hit me over the head. HeeHee.
Cheryl

joelandbecca said...

I was gonna say, I think that is one of the man made items you can see from space! Along with the great wall of China! So sorry about the stars on the screen.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Well Nikki...I hope you're the one on the puter and he's the one going blind from all those "bling, bling spots" LOL...the same thing happened to my brother and his big tv...then what do you do with them when they stop working all together? Hmmmmm, that's a question you should bring up sometime..especially if you're in an arguing mood...LOL, sorry! :)

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
Kathi :)

Deb said...

Nikki!, Nikki!!, Nikki!!! You are so funny!! I love the room but, I hate what happened to the TV. Don't be too hard on hubby, you know we all want what we want and there's so much satisfaction in getting it. Maybe it won't get much worse than that, and thanks for the heads up. I now have an arguement against super sized TVs and a blog post to back it up!

Kirstie says..... said...

oh, honey........I SO feel your pain!!! Congrats on the SITSta love!!

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL Kathi...I'll tell you what I'm gonna do....I'm gonna watch MY shows downstairs...and he's gonna sit up there in HIS room and stare at a BIG OLE BLANK SCREEN!

Anonymous said...

Nikki,

Clever creatues aren't they ??? We have a 52" and it just appeared one Christmas. I must say though the HD is something else.

I got a kick out of this story too funny. Thanks for the laugh.


Have a great day,
Kathy :)

ps I didn't notice the computer is there still room lol ??? And I love your lamps !!!

Rue said...

Hi Nikki :)

We went through the same dance 2 years ago and I won ... kinda... We ended up with a 48 inch screen instead of a 58, but I really wanted a 38 inch, so we met in the middle. How did I do that? I said "No soup" for a month if we don't meet in the middle ;)

Oh and I want a star too!!

(((hugs)))
rue

Big Hair Envy said...

Your warning has not gone unnoticed. We will soon be shopping for a big screen t.v., and I WILL NOT BE HOODWINKED! I am forever in your debt.

Now, about those stars.......

Eudea-Mamia said...

If it's any consolation, I'm totally coveting that blue color on the walls. LOVE it!

Sorry about the t.v., and your husband. I have one like him at home.

Em

Kristen said...

You are so funny.
I want a star, the checks in the mail!

Lynette said...

Hi Nikki - MY DH had to have a TV so BIG that we've got a projection screen TV. That puppy projects onto a screen that rolls up in the ceiling - sounds good at first BUT I have this projector that hangs down from the ceiling and I can do NOTHING with my mantle except hang a picture - no big, fat candlesticks, or pretties up there at all - they will get in the way of the screen coming down. Hubby wanted to paint that wall silver and not even use a screen just like they used to when they had real "silver-screens!! YIKES!! Thankfully, I won that little battle!!
This gives me an idea for my own blog post in the near future - you think you've got it bad - huh??
Lynette

The Boss Lady said...

Oh, Nikki...your poor soul. You've been tainted by man logic. I too, suffered the same tragedy, when we bought a brand new wall-mounted plasma to replace the perfectly good, older TV-stand mounted plasma.

*Sigh*

It's the only way I get to justify my Coach bags and Pottery Barn rugs I covet.

Pedaling said...

i thought that stuff only happened to me.

congrats on your award, though!

Michelle said...

I think I am the only woman in america that doesn't have a husband that wants a ginormous TV.

Twice as Nice said...

Just goes to show you can find humor in everything. Lucky for your hubby you have a sense of humor.

Doesn't it just about kill ya when you pay good money for something only for it not to last? I think the manufacturers should be responsible and back their products without an extended warranty....maybe when I become President. LOL

meg said...

OMGosh~ you are sooo much nicer then I am; I'd be having some "man brains fried on toast points" if my guy pulled that (fortunately, he's almost as cheap as I am :-P)

Firefly said...

LOL that is big and bad that is having problems...I like what you did with the room...

Marie said...

Holy crap. That's one big ol' tv! Sorry you are seeing stars. But your story made me LAUGH!

Paulette said...

LOL, Nikki! You crack me up!!! Oh my gosh, that tv is HUMONGOUS!!!!! And my man-brain never buys warranties either!!

Paulette

jeanne said...

Hello Nikki, thanks for you visit. i have loved roses forever. They were grown by my family in profusion. I especially love the climbing roses on a fence. Red or Pink are my favorites. How about that bet Nikki. LOL

Hugs...Jeanne

beth at aunties said...

I love bonus rooms and you sure have done justice to yours. It looks beautiful! Sorry about your BIG SCREAM TV! Our son has the very same MAN BRAIN, bought the same man toy, and hauled the beast 2387 miles to place it in their new tiny weeny living room...which is exactly 8 feet away from their couch. The monster takes up 4 1/2 feet of room from the wall to scream!
My head swam as I tried to watch the movemnerts of 'Dancing with the Stars' in their new squatty & fatter bodies and and I might add almost nothing attire...LOL (why is everything so distorted?) RC Willey offered them a great deal for a whole lot of dough... Luckily they do not have the star option yet and I sure am not going to be the one to tell them about it:)
Sorry about your Big Mean Man Brain Machine! Congrats on your award and your blog up lift LOOKS AWESOME!
~Beth

ko said...

ok...the bonus room ROCKS........but the galaxy inside the TV stinks!!! That is AWFUL...........There has to be something we can do!!!!!! That is just REDICULOUS!!!!!!!!! Love ya
KYley

april kennedy said...

Oh nikkicrumpet....your rooms are beautiful...does that count for anything..or make you feel better! We bought one of those flat tv's for the wall and it sat in our garage for the whole first year of its warranty...not even up on the wall using it! It's up now with no problems...thank goodness...hubby insisted on Sony...maybe your hubs should take my hubs shopping with him next time!!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I went on vacation 2 years ago and came home to hubby having put a crack in our old 36" behemothly heavy Sony. Long story, but we replaced it with a 42" Sony Bravia and could not be happier. Mounted on wall, then moved and now have it in a cabinet... would not trade it for the world. Worth every penny we paid for it. We have bought Sony TV's for as long as I can remember and never any problems. Sorry to hear that your hubby made a bad choice ... Size does not always matter, at least in the case of televisions. Sorry you got stuck with a crappy TV... not fun!

Kristens Creations said...

That really does stink about your t.v. The one in my husband's room has spider webs in it. you can see them through the screen. Love your blog!! Kristen

onlymehere said...

Too funny for us but so sad for you. I haven't had internet for 1-1/2 days and it cuts in and out. It's supposed to be fixed but I've been told that before so I feel your pain! Hopefully it will get better soon for us both!

Shannon said...

That would SO be my husband, buying TV/ DVD/ Surround sound, electronic CRAPOLA that we don't need! Love the bit about the stars!! How original!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

If you get this far down on your fan list, give me a holler at linda@jollieprimitives.com ~ I've got something for you! (compliments of Angie at nanasboxblogspot.com hint hint)

Yeah that manly "I'm gonna buy a big electronic TOY" look strikes fear into my heart and a big fat tone to my voice...

GaleForceOne said...

I love tv's I don't even think Jared would mind the stars..lolol

Heather said...

Sorry it took me so long to get here. I had to scroll down past all of these COMMENTS!! I love it! We finally got smart and bought the extended warranty and we've actually had to use it twice. It paid for itself. Your galaxy is very romantic. Light some candles and get the wine!!

Angie said...

Oh, Nikki...you make me laugh so hard!!!! I seem to remember a few years ago having that same conversation with my hubby while standing in front of a line of the biggest televisions I have ever seen.....and the fast talking salesguy was NOT helping! I informed him for every inch of t.v. he wanted over 42", I was buying a new pair of shoes...In the end, he decided the 42" would be good enough...hehe! So sorry your t.v. is misbehaving...you could always make a cup of hot chocolate and pretend its snowing...

Love, Angie

ksarra said...

Hi Nikki! I was so excited to see that you came by my blog. I can't believe all the RMS friends who are now a part of blogland. It's like the good old days. Your humor is a JOY! One thing though, for as long as I followed your decorating and wit I never DREAMED you were old enough to have grown kids! I had you pictured as a 20 something year old! I can relate to the big screen dilemma. Remember when all the decorating magazines suggested hiding the TV (13 inch or smaller) behind the closed doors of a very expensive imported French armoire? Ha.

Mama said...

One hundred and nine comments Nikki, Bloody Hell, I guess the stars have all been taken then or gone way up in price?? haha.
I love your TV Room, I am sorry about the TV going on the blink and about your hubby getting such a huge one in the first place, you are so funny. Kathy.

Fifi Flowers said...

Nice room!
Unfortunately HDTV brings out ALL the flaws... it is sooooo up close and personal!
I was on the news a few months back and I think I looked HORRIBLE! UGH! Before I do that again... a bout of botox and liposuction PLEASE!

Nancy said...

Nikki, your stories(life) should be published in a book...written by you! I love it! Nancy

laurie said...

Now I'm purusing some of your old blogs, and I'm having a blast. You are hysterical. I have got to get in bed (work tomorrow), but will come back to go through more old posts for my laughs for awhile. laurie

 

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