i guess i couldn't be arsed to update the blog much lately, uh? seems like a recurring theme around here these past few months. i hope the (Christian) new year has been treating you kindly and that you got what you were hoping for over the holidays.
i know i have. for some reason.
two weeks before christmas, the question of whether or not the gf and i would be moving in together next summer came up. it was always in the back of our minds but we took our time (we've only been dating for 8 months now) as we didn't feel the need to rush any decision. when the gf asked what i thought about it, i said, 'sure'. lol. didn't even have to think about it. feels like the next natural step for us.
cut to two weeks later, the morning of december 24th. i see a flyer for the Future Shop Boxing Week in my inbox. first page: 42" Panasonic Plasma (TH-42PE7U). for a thousand bucks. this was a superbly close model to the one i'd been looking for for over a year (TH-42PE7U). read everything about, and on, it. but i wouldn't put it on my credit card so i let it pass. that's when the gf asked if i would like for us to buy it together... :) (my tv was breaking down this fall, we'd have to buy a new one next summer anyway, and january happens to have one extra pay for both of us--talk about weird synchronicity, uh?) a few hours later (back from church with the gf's family and we're online buying the damn thing! lol. this is my/our first HD screen. i'm not set-up with HD-DVD or Bluray (yet?) but i've already noticed DVD's looking a lot better and standard tv is spectacular in 4:3 mode! big screens usually aren't optimized for sd tv feeds so it was a great joy to see normal tv looking like this. (we'll look into HD this summer.) as for now, we're getting everything we want--and we're not even indebting ourselves one bit!:)
it seems (good) stuff has been happening to us lately. what we (reasonably) want we get. it is a nice feeling to have (*and i'm not just speaking materially).
ps. read yesterday that Radiohead have chosen Montreal as part of their upcoming North American tour in May! :) can't wait to get tickets.
so i'm wishing a happy new year to you all.
pps. goddamn. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis - Michael Cera interview.
Posted by Sam | 12:12 PM