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Friday, October 13, 2006

"lazy" rules..

There was a time when me and the wife would come home, get ready, leave the house to eat outside, watch a movie, drive all the way to San Fransisco and try to get into Ghirardeli square ice cream shop just before the store closed (that too on a week day), have no sense of time .. enjoy life without a care..

Those days are gone, but never forgotten..

Movies were no issue then. We had a movie watcher card at the local theaters, where we would get one movie free for every 10 we watched.. We watched four free movies the year we were married !!

After the kids, we made up for that experience by buying a 52 inch TV, membership at Blockbuster, Hollywood video, all the local indian grocery stores. These days, we shout orders for the other person to go get videos from the store. Cupertino is not exactly close to video stores like Sunnyvale.. Everything is a long drive away ! And of the 21 movies we checked out from the local city library, only 19 were scratched badly (the other two wouldnt even load).

So, we have joined the bandwagon and taken up Netflix. Watched B13 on Balaji's recommendation. We loved it. We mean both B13 and Netflix. Now all we have to do is shout orders for the other person to go pick up the mail from the mailbox!

If only we could get the same price for ordering pay per view movies with dish network.. that would be heaven !

6 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:35 AM, Blogger Reel Fanatic wrote...

I've been on Netflix for about two years now, and I now don't know how I ever lived without it .. movies in your mailbox? How could it get any better?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:48 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Interesting concept ! Anm sure someday this will hit us ! Untill then, we need to drive down through pot holes and long queues !

:)

Quite liked your walk down memeory lane !

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:18 PM, Blogger Balaji wrote...

welcome to the club :)

another huge netflix advantage... since u pay a fixed fee, u can rent any movie just to give it a shot. if u don't like it, nothing's lost. but there's a chance u would catch some hidden gems u would never have rented from blockbuster!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:35 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

RF, like i said, if only dish network would let me watch unlimited movies for 19.99 !!

or even charge me 99 cents a movie instead of 4.99 a movie, i might watch more movies..

:)

kavi, desi movies are already going that route in USA. look at desibioscope.net (she has started this new blog).. i have put that in my blogroll.

balaji, thanks.

a note to all .. if you read this blog and you are a netflix member and i already know you, please send me a friends invitation.. would like to use your recommendations for future movies..

thanks

sundar.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:14 PM, Blogger visithra wrote...

errr height of laziness? hehehehe well i watched one too many pirated videos when i was younger so i prefer watching in the theater

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:52 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

visithra, wait till you have a few kids..

 

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