Saturday, October 22, 2005

me and netflix

I get these movies, and then they sit and wait for me to watch them, and then, I don't, and after a while I send them back. Or watch them. Luckily the kids watch a lot of movies and so I try to keep the queue filled up with their stuff--in fact, Mariah has her own queue, so there's almost always something for her. And Nick has had the Star Wars saga going for a little while. But I finally got around to Pirates of the Caribbean last night. I'd been wanting to see it, and never had, so I put it on the list and it came. And then, it was playoff time, and if I was going to stay up late for something it was going to be baseball. But last night there was no baseball, and no one else was home, either. Mark and Nick are out camping and Mariah was with a friend. So I heated up leftovers, poured a glass of wine, and popped in the movie.

Which immediately popped back out again. "Disk unplayable," read the screen. And indeed, the disk that's been sitting next to my TV for two weeks unwatched, not even out of the sleeve, had a big crack across it.

Luckily Blockbuster is only two blocks away. I know it's evil, but --like I said-- two blocks away. And I had a coupon. I found the movie and somehow the coupon that I thought said $1 off made the movie free.

And my dinner was still hot (ok, warm) when I got home.

3 comments:

Meg said...

So, how was the movie? I have not seen it yet, but have heard a lot of good things about it. Is it worth my time?

Libby said...

Oh, well, it's fine--lots of eye candy, of course, in Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. More plot than you'd expect a movie based on an amusement park ride to have. I wouldn't say it was worth going out of your way for, but it was great for whiling away a couple of hours...

Susan said...

I love Netflix. It's one of my small guilty pleasures out here in the woods! But I often go weeks, too, with unwatched movies at home. Then it seems like a total waste of money. I think Netflix is designed for forested hermits who are not two blocks from Blockbuster (my evil rental place of choice when I'm home, too).