For many months now I have been going back and forth on the idea of purchasing a television. On the one hand, watching tv shows on my laptop is not ideal from across a room, but on the other hand the tv seemed like a huge investment. Over the last month or so, though, I’ve been really thinking seriously about purchasing one. Not just for my own entertainment, but also so when friends come over to watch a movie they do not have to strain their eyes at my little screen.
I also didn’t realize just how inexpensive tvs have become over the past few years. So finally, taking a couple of friends’ advice, I decided to take the plunge.
I am now the proud owner of a 32″ tv and blu-ray player with apps so that I can stream hulu+ and netflix over the tv without having to pay for cable. Except for what randomly comes through the wall…
*For posterity’s sake I would like to say that I left home with the intention to buy new back tires first, but apparently Les Schwab is not open on Sundays so I will have to take care of that next weekend. But I did go there! I parked and everything! (And then felt silly when I pulled on the door that was locked and only then noticed all the lights were off).
I have been trying to settle in and really embrace my home. I want to make a lived-in, adult-feeling home, hence the recent redecorating and even more recent tv purchasing.
I’m streaming hulu as I type even though I should already be in bed.
The picture is so big! I can see things that are written (you know how people show each other messages on their cell phones or on pieces of paper or something? well…I’d always have to sort of figure out the message from the context) without walking up to the screen.
It took me a while to realize, but what was really holding me back from buying a tv was not worrying about the funds (seriously tvs are way cheaper than I thought) but really it was a commitment issue. Tvs are just so…grown up. And solid.
And, ok, maybe I’m the only person who thinks buying a tv is a big deal.
But it is.
And I did.
Erego this moment is a big deal:
Ok, good night, I am going to slink off to sleep now.
I’m still smiling about my tv.
Leave me alone.