Monday, August 10, 2009

How My Birthday Present Turned into a Home Theater Sound System...

Remember how I said I wanted a Bose iPod Sound dock for my Birthday?

Well the Mr. and I got to talking about it and he said, "instead, why don't we just get a new receiver for our speaker system that has an iPod hookup for about the same price?" And I said "great idea!"...

Then he said, "while we're at it, let's get some new speakers that can go with the receiver and will be great for watching movies." I said, "hmmm, okay."

Well what did I come home to on Saturday?...



6 new speakers, a new receiver (with an iPod Hookup, woo hoo!), and a new DVD Player (we already have a Blu-Ray player).

This is SO the Mr.'s new "toy." He spent all weekend installing the surround sound speakers into the wall behind the couch and setting up the whole system around the TV.




Is it me, or did my birthday present just totally turn into a present for him? I love how guys can do this -- you give them an inch and they somehow get a mile. Next present I request will have to be shoes or something!

Oh well, in the end I got my iPod dock and I must say watching movies with the new surround sound is freakin' amazing. I guess it was a win for both of us.

31 comments:

Heather said...

Typical guys!! They look like great speakers though!!

Happiness Is... said...

Guys love anything and everything electronic! Sounds like everyone won, though!

Living and Loving In L.A. said...

I can totally see how this could happen! My dad used to do things like this all the time. When you're little, you think it's just a "Dad" thing, but then you grow up and realize it's a GUY thing. Oh well. Happy Birthday anyway!

d.a.r. said...

Hahah, typical!! My husband is trying to convince me that I want a big screen tv for my birthday...um, not so much!

Courtney said...

sweet new set up and happy birthday!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

haha, that's so funny! I admit that at one point I was pulling more than Hubby for a big LCD tv, ha! We kept saying surround sound would be great too, but alas we still have our good ole CRT=)

Sarah Ann said...

Ah yes, the typical male. I'd make him compensate you by buying you something for you that you alone will enjoy. Its only fair I think! =]

Shoshanah said...

haha, I would totally be the one turning someone else's present into something for myself.

At least it still included the ipod dock you actually wanted

jenn said...

wow--sounds nice--for him--lol! Maybe he will surprise you with something else--for you! I hope you have a great birthday!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Haha! That did turn into a present for him!

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

Ha ha! Guys are so funny. But that was sweet of him!

Ashley said...

Haha what a guy! At least you still got what you wanted :)

Lil' Woman said...

He was way more excited bout the gift than you...silly boys! :)

Jen and Rob said...

Lol! Boys will be boys!

Nicole said...

I hear ya!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Hilarious!!! Hey, I heard you bumped into my cousin at Rock Harbor! So glad y'all connected. We should all grab a drink sometime!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Surround sound is pretty awesome....maybe not the most girl of gifts...but awesome nonetheless. Enjoy!

Miss HoneyDew said...

haha Loves it!!! Totally a guy thing to do, but hey, enjoy it!

Rachel said...

Sucha guy thing! Enjoy your new speakers, though :)

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Sounds like something Mr. Newlywed Giggles would do! lol

Lindsey said...

Oh Garth would want this so badly, he would be jealous! Ha!

Brown Girl said...

Oh man, I'm just waiting for M to hit me with the sound surround for his new TV.

Linda said...

It's a win for everyone! Great home theater setup.

In this wonderful life... said...

my goodness, that is a lot of boxes! at least you did get what you want :) do something too girly for him next time, haha

Megan said...

Hah! Atleast its something you both can use!

Chic Runner said...

ha ha, that is too funny but hey it worked out for the both of you :) Enjoy your new toys!

A Balancing Act said...

Gosh, I can see Mr. B doing to same exact thing. This is too funny!

a H.I.T. said...

Husby would do the same thing! For our new home, I decided to give Husby his own budget for the sound system, that way he doesn't end up fishing into mine!

Belle said...

Funny how guys can turn a small electronics purchase into a big one!!

Shaina said...

Ha! I love this. This is SUCH a guy thing to do!!!

Waseem said...

like the idea and all the stuff there.
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