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02/25/2005 Entry: "Jimmy's Buddy List MI-5"

1. If you had your wedding to do over again what would you do differently? If you haven't been married yet and you were going to then how would you envision your wedding? This question is dedicated to Cam.

Hmm. Well, I'd really like to have had dancing at the reception. My father-in-law is a pastor, and he and my mother-in-law agreed to pay for the reception, but only if there was no dancing. In reality, the reception was pretty boring. Susan and I once thought we'd do a big party for everyone for our 10th anniversary. Guess we gotta do that some other year...

2. Do you believe that there is one person in the world that is your mate or do you believe that many people could be a suitable mate? This question is more philosophical rather than personal. This question dedicated to Jim.

No, I don't believe there's just one special person. I do believe in love at first sight, but there could be several people that you just click with. I loved Susan at first sight, and spent many months trying to get her to go out with me. When Mom and Dad met at that ice skating party years ago, she went home and announced to her family that my Dad was the man she would marry. I think she was about six.

3. Would you rather have a great car that didn't run very well (needs repair monthly but let's say other than that it is your dream car) or would you rather have a crappy car that runs great and is very reliable? This question is dedicated to Gina

Give me reliable crap. Cars just aren't my thing. Practical is where I'm at with transportation. I've never owned a coupe in my life.

4. If kids didn't cost anything how many would you have? This question is dedicated to Bill.

Does this also mean that the house grows as the family does? And the car? If so, I could see going up one more: 4. I'm realizing that time means more to a healthy family than money. So even if money were no object, time still would be. I think more than four and I just wouldn't have the time needed to give to each child.

5. You have $1000 to buy a TV. You can add personal money to this if you want to get something really high end or spend less than this and keep the change. You have many choices. They all have general advantages and disadvantages. Traditional style tube TV's are very affordable but have lower quality pictures and are older technology. Rear projectors are more expensive while still being affordable but they are very large and again the picture quality doesn't match some of the new technology. Front projectors give you great picture but require a dark room and tend to be expensive. LCD TVs are the flat panel style that hang on the wall so they are large with great pictures without taking up a lot of space but they are very expensive. Plasma are much like LCD but they tend to be a bit more expensive and offer even better picture quality. There is also some debate as to whether Plasma lasts as long as LCD. So the question is which one would you get and why? This question dedicated to Barry.

This question is great! Of course, if you know Barry, it's even greater! For me, it would be CRT widescreen. I can't put a TV on the wall, as then you'd have picture behind the speakers. Not good. So plasmas and LCDs don't really do anything for me. I don't think there's much good in a front projector at that price range. (If cost weren't an object, I'd go front projector.) So a regular tube will do for me, thanks.

Replies: 3 people have rocked the mic!

Mom was 10 and I was twelve.

Posted by Dad @ 02/25/2005 07:50 PM EST

1. I would have had real flowers instead of silk. I would have worn my hair differently. And, most importantly, I would have looked at myself in a mirror before walking down the aisle, as the headpiece holding my veil was upside down!!

2. I guess I believe that at this point in time, there is only one man on earth that could make me happy, and that's my husband. Before we were married, I suppose there could've been others that might be my soulmate, but once I got married, they were no longer options. In the event that Dwane died, perhaps God would provide another soulmate, but I don't really want to think about that right now.

3. I would definitely want a reliable car. A car needing repair is nothing but a headache. If you have a Mazda RX-7 that doesn't run, what good is it? Give me a working minivan any day.

4. At this point for me, age is more a factor than money. If I was 5 years younger, I would have one more. Dwane came from a family of 3 kids, as did I, so it just seems like you need 3 kids in a family. Even if money wasn't an object, I still don't think I would have more than 3.

5. Unfortunately, I don't appreciate the finer things in technology. I don't notice a huge difference in picture quality, or in sound quality for that matter. (I have learned about pixels, but as long as I can't see them from 5 feet away, I don't really care.) So, I guess I'd look for a bargain, and pocket the change for scrapbooking supplies.

Posted by Lisa @ 02/25/2005 08:01 PM EST

Well that was cool. I have tested my new projector with the speakers at about 16" in front and you really cannot notice any separation of voice to screen. I guess probably since the screen is soo big your mind no longer separates the 2?
Anyway all gotss to say is home theater projectors are as close as your going to get to a movie theater and better in most respects.
If you looking for a bargin, it's getting better but the bulbs still are hard to swallow in price. 3000 hours in economy mode is about the limit.


Posted by Groovemaster @ 03/03/2005 12:50 PM EST

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