When we got married, we bought ourselves what would most likely be the last extravagant purchase of our lives (okay, the last for a long time). We bought..... wait for it..... a 37" flat screen TV. I know, you're unimpressed. But this was 2006, most people we knew still didn't have flat screen TV's. We paid $1100 for it. And it's a Westinghouse, it's not even top of the line. $1100 was a deal, it was on sale from $1400. I don't like to think about what $1100 could get us now for a TV.
Fast forward 5.5 years and our non state of the art 37" Westinghouse is broken. By "broken" I mean "has psychedelic squiggly lines all over the picture". It renders the stupid thing quite unwatchable.
We can't afford a new TV. I know Andrew will wear me down eventually and we will replace it. We don't have the money to get a good TV, most likely we will end up spending more money than we have and probably won't get a much bigger screen. That money is not going to come out of thin air, and quite honestly we don't have it right now. We just bought a new car!
So we have our computer monitor (which at 21" is quite huge for a computer monitor" hooked up to the cable and that's acting as our TV now. It's the most pathetic thing I have ever seen.
And ladies and gegentlemen, that is my life.