Recently our old 55" RCA rear projection screen TV finally bit the dust. After doing some quick math, I think we have had that old TV since 1998. That means we got a good 12 years out of that thing. It also means my kids saw their first episode of Elmo's World, Blues Clues, Teletubbies, Barney, The Big Comfy Couch, The Wiggles and Little Bear on that TV. Back in the day, it was considered a pretty cool TV. (Gosh, now that I've realized it has sentimental value, maybe I wouldn't have been so quick to wheel it directly out to the garbage... I could have at least taken a picture of it!?)
Oh well, fast forward to our recent quick trips to Walmart, Target and Costco and here we have a picture of the proud new owner of a 60" LG Plasma TV purchased on a recent Sunday at Costco. We were also considering a 55" Vizio LED, however, after a quick phone call to my brother who had recently bought his own new TV, he said "bigger is always better" and "go Plasma". Men are all the same, right?
Although Costco is a store known for its bulk purchases, there was something particularly funny (and embarrassing) about watching my husband trying to put this big box on one of those big carts (of course he wasn't going to ask for help, so I asked the Costco guy for him), and then wheeling it to the checkout trying to hide his smile while everyone seemed to be staring at us as if to say....gosh really? Don't you just need a giant bag of toilet paper or a case of water like the rest of us!??
Truth be told, we all do have some TV shows we are addicted to. Thanks to the DVR, it is usually possible to keep everyone happy. The kids also like to play their Wii games -- Just Dance 2 is quite popular with them lately. Oh, and me, I can't complain ...nothing like some "Real Housewives" drama or Oprah herself coming directly into our family room!!
**NOTE the above pictures were taken by an average cell phone....not great quality**