So recently I got a new TV. 50 inches of sexiness it is. But on the first night this beauty sitting in the modified unit I turned and looked at my old TV and sort of realized just how the passage of time had… well… passed.
You see the TV that had formerly resided in my basement used to be the main TV of the family room in the old house. As in this was THE one great TV that a young Mike would, if his grades were good and he behaved, he could watch Optimus Prime battle Megatron on Saturday Mornings. This was the TV where I watched Tekkaman (Technoman in English) a show upon reflection was my first major foray in to true anime. This was the TV that I would rent Peacock King: Spirit Warrior with Tom, Andrew and Konrad because it was the only anime we could find and slam it into the VHS. This is the same TV I 100%ed Kirby’s Adventure, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 and it’s taken every addition I threw at it. On it’s last days it could hold a Genesis, PS2, VCR, DVD player and my computer inputs. That’s really, really good for a twenty year old TV. I’ve watched everything from Kamen Rider, to Megas, to Doctor Who on that thing and it’s taken it all with nary a complaint.
I was planning to wait for it to die on me before I replaced it but Mom decided to buy me a new television for Christmas and I love my new TV, I do but when I look at the old one I realize something.
I really don’t feel sad.
I mean, logically that’s fine. I shouldn’t really feel anything for a TV but if you’ve read my works before I’m nothing if not sentimental towards people, dogs, moments in history, Christmas specials and occasionally things.
I don’t know why I’m not said. Perhaps because I know it’ll go to a good home if fortune favors it. I think that’s it really, I think that as long as it gets used to it’s last days I’ll be happy. I’m not a fan of disposing things simply because an upgrade is available. If it works then I use it until it isn’t feasible to do so. That’s probably why I don’t miss my old house though I do miss the family room. I loved that family room.
So I guess if I had a feeling I would only put it as this.
Thank you. Thank you for the memories.
And so too does this work exist.