Monday, November 14, 2005

Home + DVD = Bliss

I no longer enjoy going to the cinemas like I used to. Recalling back on the good old days - going to the movies were a weekly occurance usually on a Friday night after work with girlfriends or on lazy weekends with the hubby. So what brought about this change?

Well, I think it started 1.5 years ago when we moved into our "new" home coupled with regular absences from home due to work related travels and affordable DVDs, etc.

You see, hubby is your typical male who has exquisite "taste" when it comes to Home Entertainment Systems specifically in the Surround Sound Arena. Hence watching movies at home is a pleasure minus the yucky seats, left over pop corn on seat, sticky soft drink stains on floor, coughing and sneezing patrons (never know what you might catch), the occassional screaming kid, chatty patrons (why can't they just shut up!) or weird smell aka fart...

We have taken to purchasing DVDs on a monthly basis. Our favourite retail outlet is JB Hi-Fi - it has a fantastic range and great prices. None of our DVDs are priced above $17.00 (some are as cheap as $9.95 - yes all original not pirated). Last week, we bought 3 DVDs and finished watching them in 2 days! It was fantastic!

It is simply wonderful being in our daggy dags, perched comfortably on the lounge and roller blinds down. No need to worry about going to toilet because we can pause the movie, no need to worry about movie being crap because we wouldn't have bought it, no need to worry about not having spare change for the snack bar because all we have to do is walk into the kitchen and raid the pantry or fridge! No need to worry about watching a late movie and then having to drive home because we can fall asleep on the lounge or stagger into the bedroom!

That is why, Home + DVD = Bliss

3 Comments:

At 7:34 PM, Blogger simmetra said...

Put it there girlfriend! *hi5*. Most people can't understand why I enjoy staying home to watch movies. It's just sheer laziness I guess, not having to dress up, battle for parking lot, worry about missing the show, loo breaks and expensive over priced snacks and drinks.

 
At 3:14 AM, Anonymous Wei Zhongtang said...

Now you should also tell us what DVD's you've bought, and what other DVDs you intend to buy. After all, having a "medium" that's top-of-the-range is great, but it's even better if the "messages" are just as fantastic!

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger Magdalene said...

I often have Movie Nights at home with a few friends who would bring their own choice as well. Once I hung a huge white sheet in the backyard, borrowed a datashow projector from my sponsors, we all laid in the backyard and enjoyed movie after movie. Since then, it has become a very popular concept - food? all of us made home made pizza (easy, yummy and so hands on), just brilliant!

 

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