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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday's New TV

Yesterday was a busy day in the Jess and Jerry household, and most of it revolved around one thing: Buying a new TV.

After a summer of thinking about a new TV, and researching TVs, and going to look at TVs, we finally went and actually purchased one. Jerry is very particular and he wanted only one of two brands, of certain quailty, but he had a set dollar amount he wanted to spend, but thankfully his strict qualifications all came together yesterday. So, here's the old TV: And below is the new TV! Jerry spent most of the afternoon and early evening yesterday hooking stuff up, and we have to extend a big "thanks" to our friend Ryan who came over and helped (okay, did most of the work -- and he only demanded a few beers as payment!).
I guess there's still lots to do to finish the installation since we also bought a new home theater system, so Jerry will probably spend most of today on the task. We also have to upgrade our cable to HD cable, but I'm pretty excited about that -- finally, we can join the rest of TV viewers in the 21st Century!
Anyhoo...while Jerry and Ryan were busy working on the installation yesterday, I escaped to get a 3 miler (29:01) in, and I can only note two things about that run: It was very buggy again, and there's a dead cat on my 3 miler route and it stinks. That's all I have to say about that.

After my run, and after we got most of the TV shiz set up, we went to a friend's last night to see their new house and enjoy a few cold beers. It was a nice evening.

So, lastly, on a completely unrelated note, check out this pic of Scooter and Jerry that I took this morning:

Isn't that the cutest thing you've ever seen?

23 comments:

Ted said...

Sweeeeeeet !!! I am now starting to think about breaking my old TV so I could get a new one.
The pix of Scooter and your hubby is priceless! Kodak-moment!

KD said...

After selling our old TV at a garage sale last weekend, we just upgraded to a Panasonic HDTV and love it! I was trying to hold out for as long as I could, but really glad we finally made the switch. It's been really nice watching the Olympics on the new TV!

D10 said...

The new TV is awesome. It fits perfectly too! Hope you have a nice lazy Sunday relaxing and watching lots of tv and movies.

Michelle J said...

Hi Jess, i just found your blog from Ted's. Your funny!!! Great photo of your hubby and doggie!!!
Was hubby OK with you posting it or you didn't tell him??? :O)

M

AnthonyP said...

Awesome !! I am an electronics freak, and getting a new TV is the best ! After seeing your pics, I think I may have to head out and get another HDTV !

keith said...

oh, man. i would never get anything done if i had cable. i'll stick to my 2.5 (one channel comes in half the time) channels and rabbit ears, thank you very much.

Neese said...

congrats!!! We went to the big flat/HD tv this summer too! (Vizio), just say these two words to Jerry to complete the HD experience: Blu Ray

teacherwoman said...

Nice new TV! How exciting is that!

Love the pic of Jerry ansd Scooter! Too cute!

Lily on the Road said...

Nice TV....

I love the pic of Scooter and Jerry...sweet!

kelsalynn said...

Congrats on the big purchase. We bought one a few months ago and love it!

I showed my hubby the picture of Scooter and "yo man" because it is just soooo adorable! I love it! It's the perfect picture.

Great 3 miles by the way!

MCM Mama said...

So, what brands did he decide were best? (I'm always happy to use someone else's research LOL)

Your old tv was nicer than what we have in our living room and you wouldn't believe the old thing Beer Geek watches in our den LOL.

Cute pic of your guys.

Christine said...

wow!!! the TV looks great !! What a difference it makes :)

Mrs. K said...

i love your entertainment center...is that top part hanging from the wall? where did you get it? so very chic!

J~Mom said...

Maybe someday we can join the world with a new tv. One can only hope. It looks awesome in there!

Shannon said...

Looks fab! Glad you broke down and called Ryan - Jon waited a week or so I think - what a waste of HDTV viewing time!

Paul said...

that is a cute pic with scooter!! Nice TV!

Firefly's Running said...

Very cute picture of Scooter!

Jamoosh said...

Just in time for Football Season - Hell yeah!

sRod said...

It's beautiful! Does it have a name?

Viv said...

Jess, that TV is so sweet! Man, Bravo watching will hit all kind of highs!
Too cute pic of Scooter and Jerry!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh Jess, that picture is just adorable.

Happy New TV and DVR !!

Christie said...

I'm loving your new TV. And that pic IS the cutest. So adorable.

Laurel said...

That really is the cutest picture.
And your new TV is pretty sweet too! Congrats!