I got a great birthday gift this weekend from Microsoft, a red ring of death on the XBox. I went ahead and bought a new one just because I didn't want to wait three weeks.
The new unit is kinda like the first one I had, 20GB drive, single controller w/headset, but also had an HDMI port. This means it has the new motherboard that is supposedly without the RRoD bug. WOOHOO!
I submitted a repair ticket with Microsoft and it looks like I can get it fixed for free since it is still in the three year period. WOOHOO again!
We had been talking about a second XBox for a while since Ellen and I want to both play online (Texas Hold'em and Uno), so I guess it will happen now.