Tuesday, January 6, 2009
A Monster Landed in My Living Room
We finally decided to buy one of those new flat-screen T.V.s. I went to Sam's Club last week and saw a cute little 26-inch number. It was petite and streamlined and I thought it would be perfect to replace our old model with the rabbit ears. I called my husband on my cell phone and asked what he would say if I brought it home. He said he wanted to wait until he had a chance to look. So, last weekend we went out and looked.
This is what we came home with. It's a monster! It's huge! He had talked me up from the cute little 26-inch to a 46-inch screen. That's when the salesman told us the 50-inch was actually less expensive than the 46-inch. So, we ended up with this 50-incher. I feel like it has taken over the whole room, the whole house. I feel like I have to redecorate all around it. It's just sitting on a tiny little table. Everything around it looks insignificant now.
My brother-in-law says we should mount it on the wall. That would make me feel like I was living in a sports bar or a hospital waiting room... no T.V. stuck to the wall for me! I've seen nice-looking wall units made to fit these monsters... they come with shelves and cabinets and take up the whole wall. But they are expensive! We are trying to save for retirement, not at a stage in life to buy new furniture. So, now what do I do!