Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What's that smell?

I feel like I should post something...something really juicy and interesting...let me think for a minute.... (tick tock tick tock)
We bought a flat screen TV...nice! I think we have to get a new cable box that streams HD in order to get that crisp picture everyone rants about though. Right now, it's about the same picture as our old TV that incidentally, works just fine. So, why you ask, did we need a new one? Well, for those of you who know me, I'm a bit of an impulse shopper. For example, I loved Jeep Wranglers, so one day my friend and I are driving through Cadillac and in a car lot I see "Vinnie", my old black Jeep. Just for fun we stop by, take it for a test drive and as I'm gushing about loving it and wanting it, the very nice (overly charming) salesman tells me I should take it home for the night, check it out, show my mom. Long story short, after being told multiple times "no" from my motha, I'm determined that I can afford it, I want it and I'm going to buy it! So I bought it, paid too much, had a heavy car payment that I managed to pay but fear some of my student loans that I'm now paying are actually like second car payments. Without a "I told you so" my mom let it go, she's good like that. So, you could say I'm an impulse buyer who regrets things later. Joc, on the other hand is more of a thinker. She mulls over things and decides if she can "afford" things without payments but don't be fooled, when she decides to buy something, it's an immediate thing. For example, her iPhone, she mulled over that damn purchase for I don't know how long. She watched the Apple tutorial online repeatedly until one night, at 9 pm mind you, she says, I'm going to buy it, let's go. We rush to the mall where she is able to purchase the phone at the last minute before the gate came down (ok, I'm exaggerating that part, we had an hour but for dramatic effect, I wanted to make her sound desperate! ha). Needless to say, as a follow up, I impulsively went out the next week and bought my own! so predictable! Where was I going with this story? Oh, right, the TV! I kept saying, for months now, let's just get one and Joc kept playing the "not until one of ours stops working" card. Then, on Sunday, we left the house at noon, drove between Best Buy, Circuit City and Target where we finally bought a 37" insignia TV. It's similar to the Meijer brand cereal at the store, but works just as well and we paid less, so there! Anyhoo, we set it up in our living room across from the fireplace, changes the feel of the room sort of, but it's nice.

Life is too short and as Joc's boss said, "thanks for doing your part to stimulate the economy". You are welcome! (c:


Shelly-belly said...

Well - it's a good thing that I can follow your life on here since you don't call me back when you say you will! :P

Amy Starkey said...

you are not very good at updating this now that you are back in the real world and back to normal life in michigan. what the heck woman?!? it wouldn't be so bad if you'd call your friend amy every once in a while, i've been trying to get ahold of you and you never answer and you never call me back. i'm beginning to think you don't like me anymore. sniffle sniffle...