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Hi Everyone!  Happy Wednesday.  Since I love the cooler months of the year, and since one of the many reasons for that is the excuse to watch more TV,  I thought it might be a good time to talk television…then and now.

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I pretty much like to think of myself as a ‘live in the moment’ kind of gal.  I plan ahead, but I truly do try to avoid looking back too much…there are some pretty nasty pot holes that plague me (why didn’t I save 10% out of every paycheck from my first job at Judy’s boutique and all subsequent jobs, why didn’t I become a dental hygienist, and why, oh why didn’t I wear sunscreen when I was a teen?!).

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More than that, I swore to myself I wouldn’t be the kind of “older” person who declared, “In my day we _______”.  That kind of looking back bothered me when I was younger and still bothers me today.

But…and you knew this was coming…when did television sets become the size of the screen at the local theater?  I know technology has made great strides in the size of the overall piece, no more large tubes that create the equivalency in weight of an over-sized box filled with boulders.  The weight of most television sets is now very manageable, unlike a large set we once owned that took 3 very strong men to move.  But *we have definitely decided somewhere along the way that we have/need to have life sized images staring at us when they speak their lines that broadcast in surround sound.

*we – read people in general

As winter sets in I’m certain there will be more indoor time, which might lead to more television viewing so here you go…

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{Better Home and Garden}

I’ve covered the topic of how to hide a TV in a room but I thought this might help with those of us who have thrown in the towel and now have Daniel Craig in HD, a TV picture that shows every eyelash surrounding those dreamy blue eyes, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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{Jennifer Brouwer Design via Home Bunch}

And for those that enjoy keeping up with sports while watching a movie…

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Weigh in, do any of these speak to you?  They aren’t me, even though I love to watch movies and television.  I’d love to hear how you’ve solved this design dilemma…in my humble opinion, television is a necessary evil. And I’d love to know if you have a new favorite TV show from the fall line-up.

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