Jan. 21st, 2012

hollybrooke: (paintbrushes)
First Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, now Heidi Klum and Seal?!

This upsets me more than it should, really. Two--not one, but two--of my favorite celebrity couples are splitting. *sigh*


So I got home today, and Dad asked me if I had checked out the new-ish Goodwill in St. John. It's near Strack & Van Til's, and I think it's been open about six months. I've checked it out once so far. They have okay stuff....stuff that looks like the kind St. John residents would donate. (I'm more used to the Goodwill in Crown Point.) I told Dad that I had heard that St. John Town Council had a problem with having a Goodwill in town because--from what I heard--they thought it would cheapen down the town. Yeah! I also heard the same thing about when they started working on Aldi's. That kind of attitude makes me think this town is just snobby and elitist.

Anyway, Dad was talking about how he saw that they had some "good TVs" at the St. John Goodwill for $30 or $35. I automatically thought, "OH SHIT, DAD KNOWS I'M IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW ONE." Even the suggestion of it....just no. I was standing behind him, looked at Mom, shook my head and mouthed "NOOOO!" And that just set Mom off laughing like it was the funniest thing she ever experienced. Then I started laughing. And we couldn't quit for a good five or ten minutes. And Dad wanted to know why we were laughing so hard.

See, Dad has a tendency to be a real cheapskate. I had to tell Dad that while I know I'm looking for a new television set, I refuse to buy one from Goodwill for cheap. I need a newer model TV that will allow me to install my Blu-Ray player without having to deal with a converter box because of the coaxial cable on my current model. (My current TV still works well. It's just older and has a very weird hookup in the back. It makes setting up a DVD player plus my DirecTV box very complicated. Oh, and it weighs about forty pounds.)


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