Monday, June 05, 2006

27 Inch Television

I tell you, getting that 27 inch television was the biggest inconvenience of the last year. Oh sure, everyone wants to keep up with the other families, everyone wants a bigger and better screen, some wide screen 42 inch tv. But to fit in just the 27 inch television, I had to virtually redesign my whole apartment.

First of all, I had to get not just a new tv table, but a whole new entertainment center. The entertainment center that I had owned for the past 6 years had plenty of room for a stereo, receiver, record player, record and cd collections, and dvds to boot. Not to mention, the well placed platform which had always comfortable accommodated my 16 inch television.

But once I got the 27 inch television, that all changed. You see, it was good for – I kid you not – 25 and a half inches of television storage, but that extra inch and a half killed it. Just like that, I had to get a whole new entertainment system. Oh, I know. I could have kept the old one and just put the 27 inch television on a tv table. But you see, that would have killed the whole layout of the room. There is no point in getting a 27 inch television and then making your living room look like junk.

It turns out that the only entertainment system that I could find that would fit my 27 inch television and all of my other gear was almost twice as wide, and cost a pretty penny as well. So, after dishing out $175 dollars, I had do re-arrange my living room. You see, with the 27 inch television and the greater size of the home entertainment system, everything was proportioned wrong. It looked like all of the chairs were sitting right on top of the tv.

But while re-arranging the living room to fit in the 27 inch television, I ran into a problem. The couch simply wouldn't do anymore. I had been planning on getting rid of it for a while – it was ripped up and oversized and such – but I hadn't come anywhere near getting around to it yet, with all of the other stuff to take care of. But now, it was all down to the line because the whole living room looked terrible. And besides, I was moving everything around already, so what the hell.

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