Skipped out of work early to go to Best Buy because Christie was having withdrawals already and even NewEgg's shipping wouldn't be fast enough (ok, I didn't feel like waiting either if it could be avoided).. Got a good referral from a techie at work (bribes are paying off again). Got a LG 19 inch widescreen monitor with some high speed specs. 2 ms refresh rate, 10,000:1 ratio, etc. Still tweaking the display settings, but otherwise back in business.
There goes the last of my overtime bonus check. This and tires and a new printer. But it was worth it.