chillin,

I love your story about your friends mom. My mom was like that, she wanted 'things' because her neighbors in her building had them, but she would never use them. I would get so excited when I bought these conveniences for her--she always said that she really liked them. I finally caught on that she never used her electric can opener, her new television, the blender she just had to have. There were countless things that she did not use.

I agree that the internet can be far more interesting than television--I love instant answers to my questions and wonderings (is that a word?)
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pinklulu,

Wow! just wow (LOL) One thing for sure, I will never feel odd again. I will watch my 2 13-inch (one b/w) televisions with pride. (smiling)