From the news wire ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend, according to a new U.S. study that found three of four women would prefer a new plasma TV to a diamond necklace.
The survey, commissioned by U.S. cable television's Oxygen Network that is owned and operated by women, found the technology gender gap has virtually closed with the majority of women snapping up new technology and using it easily.
The study found 77 percent of women surveyed would prefer a new plasma television to a diamond solitaire necklace and 56 percent would opt for a new plasma TV over a weekend vacation in Florida.
OK ... are you shitting me here?
Ladies ... would you really prefer a plasma flat screen to diamonds? Does this change the whole engagement equation?
"Darling, take this TV as a sign of my everlasting love for you and be my bride ..."
What is it, chickiepoos? TV or diamond jewelry?
oh ... and don't you hate it when you lay down to watch a little television and pass out for four hours, waking up after 2 a.m. and realizing that although you've just woken up, it's already time to go to sleep?
sorry I missed you this morning, baby ;)