Sunday, December 06, 2009


First I have to tell the exciting news. I won a 42 inch flat screen t.v. in a drawing at school. My principal did play a bit of a mean trick in telling me that I won though. He sent a secretary up to my room and she knocked on my door and said that the principal needed to see me in his office right away. No explaination. Very serious. So I head downstairs in a panic, wondering what I did wrong, if there was an emergency, or something of that sort. I get into his office and he introduces me to a woman there and asks if I have her son in class and I said that I didn't. He then said that I wasn't in trouble but I had won the big t.v. in the United Way drawing. (Everyone who donated to the United Way was entered in the drawing.) So it was a big relief and rather exciting!

So I have this big t.v. in a box in my living room right now, but nowhere to put it. I've been looking at t.v. stands and cannot find anything that I really like. My brother said that I should get a stand where I could mount it on the back so that it would be safer that sitting on a stand. Problem is the only stands I've found locally like that are in different kinds of wood and I want a black stand because I haven't decided what kind of flooring I'm going to put in here but it will probably be a wood laminate of some kind and I still don't know what shade/kind/etc. that I will be getting. I've found two that I like on Amazon, but they are the kind where you mount the t.v. I found one black one at Walmart but it has glass shelves and I really don't want glass. So that is one dilemma.

Next is that I'm thinking about renting a room in my house. At choir rehearsal last week there was an announcement made that a college student needed a room to rent in Canyon because she lives in Borger and the commute is too much for her. She is older, doesn't drink or smoke and does like animals. My dilemma is whether I really am up for a roommate who isn't related to me. When you're related to them - I guess it is more o.k. to be the slob that I am. My thinking though is that by having a roommate/tenent that I will be more inclined to pick up after myself. I do need to get my house in better shape and this would be an incentive to do so.

I'm still trying to figure out what to get everyone for Christmas. I've got a few ideas, but not set on anything in particular. I'm probably going to go through another moment of insanity and go out next weekend. It was rather insane this weekend already. I might just need to get out and go really early or really late. I went to Best Buy around 9:00 p.m. last night and it wasn't bad at all.

I don't know what to do with my other big t.v. now that I'm going to (eventually) use the one that I won. The new t.v. is actually smaller, but the one I have is a hand-me down big screen that is boxy - not flat, and the picture quality is not very good. It still works, but it is obsolete. Maybe I should put an ad for it on craigslist.

Well, I'm going to go fix some lunch, do some house cleaning and then at least think about grading some papers.


Leann said...

Congratulations on the t.v. win!! Those things are SO nice.

I understand about the roommate dilemma because I've considered the same thing.

I do most of my shopping online because I can't stand the crowds. Makes me claustrophobic.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Congratulations to the win!
I would have no place for such an enormous piece of engeneering. Besides that I have no tv, I would try to use it on my computer.
The idea to have a kind of room-mate would freak me out completely: No way!
Did you finish your text?

Anonymous said...

hu? YOu are still with us?

Anonymous said...

Did I miss something and you are on vacations? Something happened? The new roommate is a maniac?