Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Want to make a grown man CRY?

hee hee, I swear IT's SOO EASY! History:- We have been discussing buying a large LCD TV for over 6 months now ( it's a LARGE purchase and we will always debate on those for months-LOL)- but this is something OBVIOUSLY the men in my family have been hankering about for ages- imagine the RUGBY, OOOh mom- imagine a GOOD dvd- wada wada wada wada- LOL. Ok- I admit that even though I don't watch a lot of TV as such the rugby and the movie DOES sound good-KWIM?- and yeah my family KNOW how to pull my strings WELL!~ Anyway- we were waiting for the full HD ( high definition LCD's) to arrive as they will be changing our broadcasts to that in Nov ( yup we are still behind-LOL) so we wouldn't have to spend EXTRA upgrading anything- Well they are here and on Saturday were on SALE!

ROTF!! OMG- you have to see a MAN hear the word SALE at an electronics shop- he's worse than me when I hear SALE on Scrapping Goods- hahahahahaha. So off we go and get the whole low down on the resolutions, the update times, the etc etc etc's! (sheee's I learnt quite a bit about TV's let me tell you)- My man comes home and spends 4 HOURS on the net comparing all the makes etc to see if this is a GOOD buy and finds out it IS!- we're off on Sunday like a bat out of hell, I hardly had time to wipe the sleep out my eyes! And YUP- lucky us they have in STOCK!

We buy it( now paying for it was a little more of a challenge for me-hahaha- I held onto the money a little longer than was polite- WAHAHA)- pack it in the car with Nathan sitting on my LAP- yeah the thing filled the back of the car with the seats DOWN!- the men are babbling away about how they are going to be watching it by 3pm that afternoon(it was just on 1pm now)! UHUM- by 4 pm they had just managed to take down my old TV unit and put up the new one with all the doodads! LOL. WHEEEEEE, now it's time for the BIG BOX!(excuse the pun) and its excitement that is making Nathan sound like a runaway train! They put it up on the stand to check it out first - turn it on- and SILENCE- DEAD SILENCE- WAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that from Nathan and Wayne both! Then there is *beep beeep beeeep beeep* coming from Waynes mouth and both my men look like they are going to burst into TEARS! The screen had a pixel run right down the middle ( looks like a paint drip or stocking ladder)- I wish I could explain just how the MOOD changed in that ONE second! They then had to repack the whole thing BACK in the box as this was Sunday and the shop had closed- LOL, which meant re-connecting the little TV again and putting the huge box back in my car ( yeah- I had to return it yesterday to exchange it!)

BUT- the NEW one was perfect ( apparently this is a normal problem with all LCD TV's- blah!)~ and last night we watched a MOVIE on it - WHEEEEEEEEEEEE, I felt like I was in the movie house;-)

Phew- I'm in a yakking mood again today-LOL

I got this stunning LO from Silvia using my ordinary day kit

mess (600 x 600)

Girl Renovating is HARD and Messy work and I hear you- LOL. We still doing it and it's been over 2 years!! - LOVE LOVE LOVE your LO- thank you!

Don't forget DSO is having a DESIGNER CALL- all the details are listed below here-


Want to join a MAD AND HAPPY bunch of designers ~ send a mail ASAP to the above addy.

And my wonderful CT member and fellow South African Renee had been extracting flowers and leaves- WOOOHOOOO, she sent them to me to use as a freebie- but instead of leaving them just as REAL blooms I am playing with them-LOL


I made these into a Watercolour flower and leaf - there is NO drop shadow on the original PNG's- just for preview purposes. they have glittery centres too. http://www.4shared.com/file/46603363/bf99bd23/kb-Reneesbloom_1.html Thanks so much Renee- MWAH! I hope you like what I've done with them.

Well I better get off here and get some work done- LOL. Sending big hugs and loves Kim


Dinphy said...

Oh I can just SO imagine that story! Men and TV's... It's quite adorable. lol.
Thank you and Renee for the beautiful flower!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Boy you sure made my morning!!! ROFL!!!!!!!!!
Men & their toys!!!!!!
Now if it would have been us they would say "See I told you so!!"
TY both so very much for this GORGEOUS flower!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim...Im sorry for slacking on leaving you some love...muah...as you know renovation is kicking my butt right now and Im dead tired when I get home...wooosh onto my couch and thats it...lol..I love when you share your funny stories with us...oh boy I can see the look on Wayne and Nathan's face when they had to put the TV back in the box...waaahahaha

Kari °O° said...

Boys & their toys! Beautimus flower!!! You & Renee rocked that!!! MWAHS

Judgirl said...

thanks for stopping by Kim ..love it when you do ...yes boys and their toys ....

txbubbles said...

Mornin' Kim,
Congrats on the new TV. I bought myself one for Christmas and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for the lovely blooms!

Peggie said...

Thank you. This is lovely.

Mrs. Miles said...

Dear GRACIOUS - promise me the next time your men buy a bit of equiptment you will set up a video cam... what with all the 'reality' shows out there, this would rise to #1 in no time. Someone could not write a script so funny, 'cept you for your blog. I should always make sure I've peed BEFORE I read your blog. haha!

Your element is LOVELY! V. cool idea!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back my friend!

love, Barbs

Renée said...

BWAHAHAHA, think I'm phoning Wayne and Nathan when I go that route. We're also making noises about buying a new one.

Do I like what you did with the flower??? I ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LOVE IT!!!!! Here's the deal. I'll extract and you prettify. I find cleaning up photos to be extremely relaxing.

Thanks gurl!!!!

Luisa said...

LOL That's funny for us,but I am sure for them wasn't!! Thanks you for the Flower it's Beautiful!! and Thanks to Renee!!

Beth said...

Ok... your tv story just hits WAAAAAY too close to home! Matt is just DYING to buy one of those! Every time we go to Costco or some other store, he's like a little kid in a candy store... just drooling over the electronics. Ha! He wants to watch his games and 'feel like he's there!' LOL! Thanks for the great freebie Kim (and Renee!) Sending ya some {{HUGS}}.

Daddo said...

Hi Kim - I am Amy W's Dad. I held off buying a HD TV until our old living room TV was getting so bad that we had to buy a new TV of some kind. We had only had it for a few weeks when my wife started hinting that she would like to have another HD TV in the family room for when I was watching something that she didn't want to watch. So we have two wide screen HD TVs and only watch the old small analog programs if the program is not available in HD and it is something that we really, really want to watch.

Thanks for being one of Amy's scaping friends.

Lots of Love and a hug too. Daddo

Erika said...

LMAO at your boys, would only have been better if Rugby World cup final had been on that night LOL. What a shame you never have a camera for those moments LOL.
Best wishes,

Sherrie (RCMama) said...

Kim, the way you described that was just tooooo funny! I can totally see my husband acting the same way.

Robyn said...

Just wanted to share the link to my 1 LO in DSO's gallery showing how I used one of your grid overlays. It enhanced the photo and helped make it stand out. :) http://tinyurl.com/4gsqoe

I loved hearing the story about the new TV, LOL. And thank you for the lovely flower freebie. It looks like it would go well with your Storybook Romance kit, doesn't it. :)

Robyn said...

Duh... forgot to mention I also used one of Bunny's 'Simply Layouts Template'. :)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Karen said...

He he he, that was so funny. I do not have time at all, but had to read it all through. ROFL. Hubby also oggles these TVs regularly, but so far I still had the better arguments - LOL. Thank you so much for that gorgeous flower. It is totally stunning and I hope I'll find a project soon that I can use it on.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Sweety!!!!!!!!
Just leavin some LOVIN on my daily visit!!!!!!
Your MIA & I'm worried hope its just every day life keepin ya busy!!!!!!!!!
HUGE GIANT HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GrannyNKy said...

Thank you so much-these are beautiful!