Friday, August 07, 2009

Something New

I readily admit to being a bit of an impulse buyer.

Not a completely out-of-control impulse buyer, just an occasional, when the mood hits impulse buyer.

I'd worry about it more if the mood "hit" more regularly, but it really doesn't. I can usually talk myself out of most purchases, so I don't spend a lot of money on a regular basis. Especially since I rarely even think of buying things. Especially not expensive things.

However, when I decide I want to buy something and it fits into how I perceive my life, I buy it. As immediately as possible.

Last night, I decided I wanted a new tv so I could put my old one in front of my exercise bike, and with that, the decision was made. Within an hour, I had purchased this:
It's a Samsung 26" Flatscreen TV. I've named it Norman. Just kidding! Who would name their television! Honestly!

It's really light-weight so easy to carry, which was important as I live on the third floor. It was also surprisingly easy to set-up and I was watching it shortly after arriving back home. It fits my home well - not too big and overwhelming, but big enough. I invited my new neighbors up to see it, and they approve. Now they want a flatscreen tv, too.

It's funny because I have NEVER wanted a flatscreen tv before. And yet, I now have one.

Life has a sense of humor.


Sarah said...

I want to watch something on your new TV with you!

Cardine said...

That is awesome, Julie! I think great minds think alike because I sat and stared at the flat screen TVs at Wal-Mart this week for about five minutes pining after one. I can't wait to see Norman!

Actually, I don't care that much about what your TV is like, even though it is exceedingly cool. I can't wait to hang out with you!

tearese said...

wwooo, fancy! I would like one just for the transportation factor, I dread trying to move our big tv (which isn't that big, but huge compared to a flat screen) when we move.

Mellissa said...

The lightness of the TV has made our purchase of one so worth it. We've moved twice since we bought it and it was great both times! Enjoy Norman, he looks like such a nice guy.

Madman said...

Nice TV. That's on my longer range list of things I would like to buy.

I've never, ever understood the concept of naming things such as cars, tvs, guitars, etc.

It just doesn't make sense to me.

Booklogged said...

Aren't you glad you don't have to think about something for hours and days on end? You didn't mention anything about the quality of the picture. That was one of the first things I noticed when we bought a new tv.

I'm happy for you and Norman. I think I'll name my tv.

Melissa said...

It will be a great investment! We love our little flat screen in our room, one day we will afford a big one for our front room. Enjoy!

julie said...

Sarah, I would LOVE for you to watch something on my new tv with me - especially since that would mean we'd be together! I miss you.

Cardine, I'm so glad you came over this past weekend. I had so much fun. We didn't watch anything on my tv, but there will be other times.

Tearese, yeah, it was soooo easy to transport and if I move again soon, I'll definitely be glad it's so light. My old tv is small enough that it isn't to bad.

Missy, you really should come over sometime to see my tv (and me). Maybe once school starts and everyone gets kind of settled.

Mad, I hope you're able to buy one soon. How big would you go?

Book, what would you name your tv? And, you're right, the picture quality is definitely better on my new tv. A lot clearer and brighter. I'm pleased with it.

Melissa, ditto what I said to Missy. We'll have to get together after school starts. Maybe another dinner party at my house? My dad is loaning me a bigger table, so we'll be more comfortable.