Goodbye, TV

Posted in personal at 8:52 am by wingerz


Our TV is a beast. It’s a 36″ CRT. Not LCD, not plasma. It’s got some serious heft to it.

The TV came into our lives in 2002. Six of us shared a house in Somerville, and our living room TV was 19″. One of my IBM friends upgraded to a 57″ for the Super Bowl and sold the 36″ to us for $500. Given the amount of time we spent playing video games and watching sports, it was one of our best purchases. We all spent some serious quality time with it. It stood on our $20 Kmart TV stand built for a much smaller TV (say, about 19″) and wobbled precariously whenever when one of us had to squeeze under it to muck with the input wiring.


The TV has been moved several times: to 21r, to the (SECOND FLOOR) apartment Grant and I shared, to storage, and to our condo. Each time it’s been pretty much a nightmare; we still talk about the time it got stuck in the stairwell and we had to call Nick to help us get it out. Fortunately there are photos (and scratches on the TV) to prove this.

Despite its great sentimental value, there was no way in hell this thing was coming with us to California. When selling the TV for $50 on Craigslist wasn’t successful, I listed it for free and received dozens of responses. It is now going to a home with four boys, all home for summer vacation, replacing a recently broken TV. Their dad looked pretty relieved as we loaded the TV into his van.


  1. Caroline said,

    September 1, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Goodbye, Wing’s tv. Sniff, sniff. We will always (somewhat) fondly remember you and how you refused to come down the stairs without a fight. May you be happy with your new home full of video-game-playing boys.

  2. John said,

    September 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    No one even wanted it for $50? That’s sad.

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