Last week I was at work in the evening, one of many evenings that I’ve been at work. Having not had some time off recently, I almost fell back into some old habits. When I’m doing lots of OT, I tend buy things on a whim, usually off the Internet. Money tends to accumulate in bank accounts when you’re working lots. This behaviour started when I was a games tester. Back then, I didn’t make a lot of money, so the spree buys were limited to small things.
I make a tiny bit more money now as a software engineer, which probably explains why I was about a mouse click away from buying a 37″ Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV sight unseen. I thought that buying that TV certainly would make the evening much more enjoyable. Then reality decided to show up. Even if I did buy that TV, I wouldn’t really have time to use it. I had no idea how the display looked. I hadn’t read any reviews on this model. I didn’t even know what inputs it had.
Cooler and more budget-conscious heads prevailed, so I backed off on the purchase. Instead, my George Foreman Grill is being airmailed to me as you read this.