January 17, 2008

TV time

Back in '97 I upgraded to what I thought was a huge TV. For years I had a 13 inch color TV, which Clone has now. When I finally graduated from college and was out of my parents house for a year, I bought myself a 27 inch TV. That is the largest TV I've ever owned. That TV died about four years ago and I ended up buying another 27 inch TV because it fit in the entertainment center that was had. I was fine with that TV all these years because it's all I needed.

That was until last year. I started hanging out with some friends from work to watch football on Sundays. It would rotate at who's house it was held. No matter how much I offered to host the "Football Sunday", they would always pass because I had a small TV and it wasn't in HD. Which in all honesty was fine by me. That way I didn't have to clean up before and after.

What changed was when the Packers started doing really well this year. I started saying, "If the Packers make it to the Super Bowl, I'm hosting the party." They are my team and unless another Packer fan wants to host it, I'm going to watch the game in the house of a Packer fan. I even talked Ktreva into letting me buy big screen TV if the Packers made it all the way.

So I've been watching and planning on how I'm going to do this when the opportunity fell into my lap. One of my peers at work bought a 50 inch HD TV a couple of years ago. It's too big for her room and her and her husband both decided to get a smaller TV. So they decided to sell the one they have. They wanted it out so they put a price on it of $600.00, which includes the entertainment center for it. Yea, I jumped on that. I didn't really ask Ktreva's permission, but the TV they have is a $1,600.00 TV normally. There is no way in hell I'm going to find a deal like that in the stores. All I have to do is go pick it up.

I called in a couple of favors from people I've helped move stuff in the past year and we are going to go pick it up on Saturday. The only problem is that now I have to get rid of the entertainment center we currently have. Fortunately it's falling apart and old, so I'm not worried about preserving it. I'm thinking firewood for over the summer.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at January 17, 2008 07:05 PM | TrackBack

Haven't you heard tv ruins your vision. Wil already wears glasses and I'm not to far behind him. So you should save your vision & sell the TV to us for $300. The Packers are going to lose anyway :)

Posted by: red at January 18, 2008 08:11 AM

Enjoy the game - now don't forget to upgrade your cable to the HD box - and make sure they give you the one with the DVR and not the basic box!!!

Posted by: Teresa at January 18, 2008 01:05 PM

Well it was Big and it was COLD but we got it there! Sorry that you had to see the Pack game on it for the 1st time.
At least Archie has one son that he loves tonight!

Posted by: Bruce at January 20, 2008 10:05 PM