Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Living Large at Casa Guarino

So the Guarinos have treated themselves pretty well lately, and, right about now, it feels nice.

Thanks to a sweet offer, we dumped the hard lines and got wifi, allowing me to sit in my overstuffed chair, in the flannel, blogging with my feet on the ottoman. Nice indeed.

The bigger reason for my joy is that Heidi is just a great wife. See, we decided last year to change the nature of our wedding anniversaries a bit - opting to change the gift for him and gift for her stuff to a gift for us. We figured birthdays, xmas, Mother's/Father's Day gave us enough alone gifts - we wanted treats we could both enjoy.

Last year, for anniversary four, we bought a big ole bed. No comments, please. This year, Heidi somehow let me talk her into a 37-inch HD for our fifth anniversary (by the way, it's noted that you didn't send a card, I'm keeping a list).

But, oh the glory of it. Now I sit, on said chair, with said ottoman, blogging on the wifi, watching the Sox/Yanks in HD beauty from The Stadium. I don't even really care that the Sox are losing.

My question is this - what have they been doing wrong all these years with the TVs? I mean, HD just takes things to a level that I, for one, couldn't quite imagine before. Just how cheap and poorly made were those old screens and tubes? The answer is obvious, but still a bit troubling considering how much we all sank into TVs, VCRs, DVDs, etc.

But the past is where it belongs. My future involves some ice cream and the DVR'd two-hour finale of "24" we still haven't watched as soon as the wife finishes up a phone call. Time to ditch the computer. Wifi doesn't come with ice cream cleanup yet.


Good times, good times.


Simply Re(a)d said...

Mine's bigger: 65 inches. Enuf said.

Jason said...

Congrats on the TV, and welcome to the adult world of television. Why ever, ever go back?

You're mistake, however, was not watching "Lost" last night. Whoooooo-weeeeeeee.

Heidi Guarino said...

Although it did take some convincing I have to admit that I am now completely sold. DVR? Awesome. Wireless? Amazing. And that 37-incher? Wow. As for you, simply re(a)d.... 65 inches? Holy crap.

Simply Re(a)d said...

Sorry. I couldn't help but brag. Seriously, enjoy the new TV. Movie watching at home also will never be the same. Lightning McQueen will finally be like new. Oh, and Happy Belated 5th you crazy kids!