For the last year or so I’ve been talking myself into and back out of getting a new television. The one I have is on the small side (20 inches, maybe 24), is about 15 years old, and isn’t digital or flat-panel or hi-def or any of the other things that 21st century televisions are.
The crux of my problem with upgrading is that it’s a twofold expense — the television itself, and then the cable package (the aforementioned digital & hi-def, along with DVR) that actually make it worth buying — and I just don’t want to pay that much. Doing one without the other, however, is fairly pointless. I was just about to finally break down and do it last fall, but then the opportunity to go to Egypt came up, and without a second thought, I spent my fancy tv budget on a vacation.
Tonight, though, I was seriously feeling the lack.
The Caps were playing in Boston and had a chance to win a record-breaking 11 games in a row and went into the 3rd period tied 1-1 — at exactly the same time that the premiere of the final season of LOST was starting. If ever there was a situation made for DVR, this was it. Instead, I flipped back-and-forth as much as I could manage, but I still missed Brooks Laich’s game-winning goal. (I did catch Ovie’s empty-netter at the end of the 3rd, however.) I’ll get the LOST episode tomorrow via iTunes, so I’ll have a chance to re-watch the bits I missed, but really, it’s 2010. I need a freakin’ DVR.
Hm. Tax refund?