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...........
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!
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!