Friday, August 13, 2010

Going “Suburban”

OK—I must admit, Susan and I have “officially” gone “Suburban” as of last night. I can come up with a number of “excuses” on why we did this, but the fact of the matter is we went “suburban” and somehow the “excuses” still don't make me feel totally good.

We broke down and bought a “big-ass” 50-inch plasma TV....

For Saints games....

For Movie Nights....

For watching Treme....

For …. Well, the reality is we just don't get out of the house all that much when we stay here in Harker Heights. Sure, Austin is about an hour away just south of us, and there are always things to do there. But I hate driving at night and if you're going out to see music in the clubs you're bound to hit the road around 1am and be back home close to 2:30am. Not unusual for New Orleans, but the drive at night just kills me.

So, our entertaining will continue to take place in our house, with a Big-Ass TV....

I am looking forward to seeing the Saints, though, “larger than life” in my living room. It will add a new dimension to our Saints parties that begin in earnest on September 9. And, I am afraid that the next time I watch Treme, I'll feel like I can walk right into the tv into the 7th Ward.

But the TV has “limited” value in our house, when it comes right down to it. Sure, it's going to add a whole new dimension to our football experience. But really—I prefer listening to WWOZ at night once Devin has gone to bed. I can do without the TV most of the time, and actually prefer to not have it on.

So, we bought a Big-Ass tv.... For Saints games.... And the more I say that, the better I'm going to feel about this huge purchase. As long as it's for Saints games, then I don't have to reflect too much on how I feel we've gone “suburban.”

I can hardly wait for tonight when I get home. I'll make me a Sazerac, turn on the stereo and listen to WWOZ with Susan in the Red Room.... Yeah You Right!!!

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