With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Monday, October 30, 2006

As Tony Robbins Would Say, “For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”

I had an incredible weekend. Friday morning Captian Bookbagster and I got a call from the TV repair shop. We were very excited to hear that repairs would only come to $178. While that is not ideal, neither of us could afford a new TV. We picked it up in the afternoon. Captain Bookbagster wanted to watch "Andrei Rublev" but I wanted to watch the Backyardigans. I won the argument in a game of paper, rock, scissors (Captain Bookbagster doesn't have any hands.)


But what is funny is how, the TV seems less impressive than I remember. I guess our memory can trick us when we are apart from those we love. For those few days I didn't have my TV, I would have sworn I used to sit back on my couch and watch TV. But now, I have to kind of learn forward and press my nose to the screen.

Even so, while my memory may deceive me, my television never will. And for that, I will always be grateful. Or for at least the 8 hours a day I kneel, my nose pressed to the screen, in total bliss.

16 comments:

Comrade Kevin said...

Holy cow! You have the biggest television stand I have ever seen! I mean, that thing is huge! It must take up like 4 or 5 living rooms!

Too_Lively said...

Wow, you have a new bookbag and your TV is fixed. Life just couldn't be sweeter!

Justin said...

Comrae K, Well sort of yes. But um, also don't you think the tv is much smaller than I had lead you to believe? Because, you know, I only have like three living rooms, so maybe you were slightly mislead (I take full responsibility) as to the size of the TV stand. j.

Justin said...

too_lively, I admit my life is pretty fantastic. But it would still be nice to have a slice or two of cheescake. j.

Mind Curry said...

in a way its good your tv is that small..the screen fits the nose?

Taihae said...

i do the same thing with my computer. The trick is to keep a damp rag on hand to avoid oily build-up.

Bookbagster; I've decided to forgive and forget, and move on. I'm sure you and J will be very happy together. No, I cant lend you any money.

Justin said...

taihae:
My complexion, like the rest of my life, is flawless. So need for me to keep a damp cloth around.
J.
P.S. Bookbagter asking about the money for me.

Justin said...

mind curry, Oh indeed. More than once I've been assked if the TV was tailored to my nose. It wasn't. j.

goldennib said...

When we are younger, everything seems so much bigger.

Jessica said...

I like your post title.

QuillDancer said...

Justin, now that Bookbagster is in your life nothing will be quite the same. For instance, your TV seems different because it is. It has been altered to transmit as well as send. By now at least one of the rats in your house is a trined courier. And if I were you I'd take a very long look at both the telephone and the clothes drier.

Maleah said...

I'm not going to go into too much detail about a theory my girlfriends and I have about how men try and compensate for, um, something, with the size of their televisions. So, Justin, you must walk about with optimism for a reason and it must have to do with your more than adequate... entertainment center. Whew.

Justin said...

maleah, oh it isn't an entertainment center. It is just a simple tv. j.

Justin said...

Quilly, Captain B is not a double agent! j.

Justin said...

jessica, Thanks. I made it myself. j.

Justin said...

goldennib, I try not to live in the past. j.