As most of you know, one of my defining characteristics is the time and effort that I put into making a big purchase. Next to my James Bond-like ability to seduce women, it's probably my most telling feature. In fact, if you see a man at Best Buy spending two hours taking notes on big-screen TV's, who then convinces the salesgirl at the camera counter to blow him behind the X-Box display..... it's me.
Today I made a huge purchase, a Samsung HL-R6178. Basically, it's a HDTV the size of a life raft. I did my normal amount of extensive research before finally just buying the thing because it was a great deal. It's a little larger than we need but I'm sure the picture will look great if we sit in the neighbors yard and watch it through the window.
It should be delivered early next week, just in time for my return from Houston where I hope to win enough at poker to pay for the damn thing. If I lose at poker and return home to a TV that I paid way too much for, the depression will be crushing.