Well I'm so glad that last week I decided to save a few pennies here and there outlined in this post because over the weekend the unexpected happened...Stevie the TV decided to stop working. (Can anyone name what show that's from?)
Yup our TV in the living room just decided to stop working. So on Saturday, our routine date night (which I was really looking forward to) was derailed thanks to good ol' Stevie. Instead of trying a new restaurant and seeing Like Crazy, we ended up sitting at at our neighborhood joint Flo and Santos sipping on Birra Moretti and noshing on waffle fries prepping for a night at Best Buy.
There was once a time that electronics were so appealing to Matt that we would frequent Best Buy like it was a church holding mass every Sunday. Because I didn't have the same interest in computer chips, surround sounds and other gadgets that Matt loves, I learned to pass the time in the video game display section of the store. As you can guess, while Matt was debating between plasma, LCD, LED, 1080p, 600hz, etc - I spent the time at the Xbox Kinect demo dancing like a fool and also testing out 3D TVs.
Two hours and one few rounds of Dance Central later, Stevie was replaced with Phoebe the TV. Sadly, with Phoebe's unexpected arrival both Matt and I agreed that Christmas presents to each other weren't a priority this year. This isn't the Cambridge Satchel I was wishing for, but it's something that needed to be replaced.
|How do you deal with unexpected expenses? Do you find that sometimes you have to sacrifice something in order to make up for it?|