Monday, December 22

What We've Been Up To

Well, school is done. I'm pretty sure I passed. I know I did fabulous on my nursing final and my independent case study, which I'm very proud of myself for. My stupid government class (I think that's the official name) is questionable, but I'm about 90% sure I passed that one. So now I just have to wait forever until grades are posted and I find out for sure.

In the meantime, we've been terribly productive setting up The Ultimate Distractor. Definitely what we needed in life. I was on my way home from work at 6 AM on black friday, stopping by a few stores to see if there was anything worth buying. I found something.


Our baby. Our brand new 60 inch HD DLP television. It's pretty sexy. And it actually clears up a lot of space in our living room, compared to our previous DI behemoth. For comparison purposes...

Before:









After:









(Please excuse the messy living room. We can't seem to keep it clean for more than a day.)

Brit managed to get all our systems AND the computer hooked up to it. He's useful like that. I'm enjoying a day of vegging in pajama pants watching useless tv while a blizzard rages. Good day.

What I've learned so far from HD: Hugh Laurie has a scar on his neck. Did you know that? I didn't. HD is sexy.

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

My husband wants a huge plasma so bad. I told him that if he didn't do his paramedic program this year, he could get one. Tough call for him.

Jen said...

I've actually heard (from my father-in-law) that plasmas have issues at this high of an altitude. He recommended, and I second him, sticking with projection screens for now. They're really not bad. And much cheaper. :)

And the paramedic program sounds like an investment. Use the extra money from being a paramedic to save for a giant tv! It's the American way!!

Mary said...

My husband bought his monstrosity (AKA 50" plasma) on Black Friday. I am just super cheap, and didn't want to fork out the cash b/c we had a TV (that he bought less than a year ago) that works fine.

I finally caved...well, I finally stopped arguing...it was no use

Cynthia said...

Congratulations...looks like a definite home improvement! Not to mention really fun. I love snow days and a good movie! Hope you have a couple days off before the new PCMC job starts to enjoy your purchase and each other!! xo C

the letter Bee said...

Awesome TV!
PS: I LOVE the "spare baby?" remark. Hahahahahaha!!

Mary said...

How's the new job going??

Kristina P. said...

OK, Jen, we need to hear from you!!