Wednesday, January 22, 2003 :::
thanks to all who sent/arrived with birthday wishes last week. i had a lovely time.
i haven't had much time to play with the new dvd player yet, but the dvds keep rolling in:
1. magnolia (yaaaaaaaaayyyyy)
2. some like it hot
3. a fish called wanda (a staple)
4. hedwig (on its way from amazon -- thanks to some gift certificating)
plus my brother has asked me what i want, and there's all the baz stuff from x-mas. we watched strictly ballroom the other night, because pinky hated it the first time she saw it and we both felt certainly it was a mistake, because i saw it twice in the theatre, and have rented it more than once on top of that. well, it stands up to repeated viewing, and i love that dvds default to letterbox -- at least the few i have do.
anyway... strangely, the xmas techtoy that is giving me the most pleasure is the vcr... (heads out of the gutters, dirty birds). the old vcr was attached to the tv, and the remote for the combo had long been broken by a roommate/betrothed who shall remain nameless, so there was a. no way to program the vcr and b. no way to watch one thing while taping another (though, in truth, this was not her fault). but the new vcr lets us do both of those things... hurrah. our time in front of the tv has just doubled because all the shows we normally just plain missed, we now get to view later, plus, we there's twice as much available for viewing in a single sitting!