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In which I am happy and exhausted

Why are four-day weekends so short?

But very glorious.

We actually went out shopping on Friday, which was mucho fun. We went to Tuesday Morning and spent money, then went to Sears and spent more money - and there were tempted by a 32-inch HDTV which was on an "Early Bird" special - $400 off. It was the first time I'd ever though that rahirah would even consider letting me get a big-screen TV. We thought about it, dickered on it, wandered the store a little and listened to the "only 45 minutes remaining on the early bird specials... only one TV left!" announcements... and then decided it was still too much money and it just wouldn't fit in our house. We shopped for some clothes we didn't need and didn't end up buying, went to Target to get a few things (both needed and otherwise - when IS someone going to get wise and realize that ALL the Charlie Brown Holiday specials could fit on ONE DVD and don't have to be boxed each separately?), then Costco, where we considered televisions again (and ended up in a conversation with a friendly gay couple who had the same space problems we have), the Cuisinart we actually need, and various other items before finally just buying the things we did need - like shampoo and toilet paper - and headed home. Then sillymagpie came over and we went to Best Buy, where we looked at more televisions. We went over to Circuit City and compared prices. Then we went back to Best Buy where my darling better half surprised the heck out of me and allowed the purchase of almost the same 32-inch HDTV, but this one is a Panasonic (rather than some no-name brand), one a store special, and expensive but with "no interest for 18 months." It arrives on the 5th.

So Saturday and Sunday were spent cleaning the living room and making space for this monstrosity. I was able to de-junk ever so slightly, and I think I may have the push to actually do even more. I still can't part with some of my collections, though - bottles and die-cast cars, notably, although I really haven't got the space to display the latter, especially the Cadillac El Dorado, which is nearly as long as a real one. I hadn't realized QUITE how dusty things were, especially up at the top of the entertainment center and china hutch. We did NOT get around to emptying out the hutch and moving it - it needs to be cleaned and the floor beneath scrapped down. It's the last place we haven't removed the old 70's-green carpet, just because it's such an event to move it.

That I actually OWN a widescreen TV won't sink in until it's actually HERE, I suspect.

(Israel legalized gay marriages?!? WOW!!! About time there was some good news in the world this weekend!)

Now I'm sleepy and dreading work tomorrow, although it should be a VERY fast day. I'm full of little turkey sandwiches (we bought mini croissants at CostCo for Thanksgiving dinner, and of course there are MANY left - they make good turkey sandwiches).

So all in all, a very good weekend.


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Nov. 27th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
Yep, Isreal has legalized gayy marriage before the supposedly "progressive" United States. At this rate, I expect that Italy will legalize gay marriage before we do. We're the only industrialized Western nation without national heath care, I believe, and I wouldn't be surprised if we're one of the last countries anywhere to have a female leader. Um...how are we leaders of the free world, again?

Oh, right, money and power! Sorry, forgot. [/cynicism]
Nov. 27th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
That I actually OWN a widescreen TV won't sink in until it's actually HERE, I suspect.

And once you have a widescreen TV you'll wonder how you ever got by without one!
Nov. 28th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh, that's what I figure. I always think of the line from an old episode of Ellen, where she wins a big screen, and Adam sits in front of it saying, "It's not that television was bad... it just wasn't big enough."

Nov. 28th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
I'm so jealous of your TV! I have a widescreen LCD, but it's a small one, because I don't have room for a big one. Someday... You'll love watching in widescreen, though. Everything's so much prettier.
Nov. 28th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
Well, we had to do some serious juggling to make room for this one - it will not fit in the entertainment center (but about the only TV that WOULD was a much smaller screen and I wasn't about to go below the 27" we have now).

Once we decided, "okay, we can't get one that will fit," we decided to go ahead and get the next size up because the prices were so good. Ah, the day after Thanksgiving sales!

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