Thursday, March 23, 2006

Making March Slightly Less Mad

March is a bitter sweet month for the Jones family. Winter is ending and the rains are coming to feed the rivers we love to padddle. My wife, college basketball's number one fan, begins her most obsessive season of the year by bracketing away into the wee hours of the morning. All is pleasant until the weekend. Then we must decide what to do.

Option Number One - Stay home and watch awesome March Madness basketball on TV.

Option Number Two - Camp out on some muddy river bank, sleep on the ground and hit the river (any river) first thing in the morning while the light is still magical.

Both of us want to go to Heavan, but neither of us wants to die! However, last night I think we may have found the perfect technology to end our conflict. For the paltry sum of $15 (actually $23 including tax and shipping) we hope to restore the environment of peace and love that fills our home in every month except March. Of course the technology I speak of is the $15 Camping TV: Coby CX-TV1 5" Black-and-White TV with AM/FM Tuner

Maybe I'm just behind the times, but WOW! When did they start making $15 dollar portable TV's? The one we sent off for comes with several different power sources, batteries, A/C, Car or boat! The cute little guy takes video game inputs, is an FM radio and should be the perfect addition to our tent camping arsenol. Frankly, I will feel a little safer being able to access local weather radar on the occasions we get caught out in some of Oklahoma's more exciting weather.


Sorry to do a whole post on an Amazon.com ad, but I am just too amazed. A $15 dollar TV, brand new...what a world!

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4 comments:

It's me, T.J. said...

Great find!

Perfect solution!

I hope you get a signal...

Let me know how it works. That's the only thing that has kept me from getting one.

I just don't know if it will get a signal at a remote camping spot.

later...

Thomas said...

Thnaks for the comment TJ.

I'll let you know when and if the darn thing ever arrives. Amazon has spoiled me with their speedy delivery of books, but this TV is taking too long to cross the plains!

It's me, T.J. said...

I was expecting it to be here by now too.

hmmm...

Do you think it's coming 'into' the country and not being shipped from within the U.S?

later...

Thomas said...

Amazon told us right away that there was some kind of shipping delay, but they were not specific.

Kind of a bummer as I was really hoping to use it this weekend. I've since found a comparable bargain at Best Buy and i do need another one now (my Mom wants one). However, I'm not really keen on driving all the way to Tulsa this weekend. I think I hear the babbling brooks of the Ozarks calling my name!