Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Noticing a Theme Here (no, we're not racists, I swear)

A few weeks ago, Geoff signed up for Blockbuster's movie rental system that's exactly like the Netflix one I canceled around 3 months ago in the interest of "saving money".

Mostly it wasn't just for "saving money" (since I was down to the plan that's only $5/month or something) but we weren't really watching the movies because I couldn't convince Geoff to watch the ones I rented.

I would ask him to watch with me and he'd say "Why not just watch it during the day!?"

He really thought I could watch them during the day.  You know, when I'm home with a toddler whose attention span TOTALLY allows for sitting and watching a subtitled movie for 2 hours.

A few weeks ago, I happened to look over Geoff's shoulder while he was playing Mafia Wars and noticed he had like 300 Godfather points (and if you play Mafia Wars you know this is unbelievable and if you don't play Mafia Wars, I'd like to marry you please) and I said "Whoa! That's a LOT of Godfather points!"

Geoff said "Well, uh, yeah, I got them for signing up for a free trial of Blockbusters movie rental thing".

So now, we're back in the movie rental by mail business.

So far we've watched 2 movies:

Inglorious Basterds
Valkyrie

Today another one came in the mail.

The Reader.

My husband does enjoy his WWII stories and history (so much so that I'm afraid if anyone who didn't know us ever saw our bookshelf upstairs, they'd be all "Okay, so these guys are Nazis who are WAY into food and natural childbirth" and report us to child protective services).  We can't go to Ross without him buying (or at the very least fondling) the DVD sets of WWII battles and what-not.

I did want to see Inglorious Basterds and Valkyrie and I've been wanting to see The Reader, but ... I just think in the interest of diversity maybe we should watch something else soon.

Geoff has been talking about renting Munich.

I'm thinking that might be a nice change of pace.

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