Eric and I went to the local Blockbusters early in the week. Amazingly enough, it was still open. We picked up a number of used videos.
We had some challenges – the DVD player downstairs in Cleveland Heights is definitely deceased – it is not pining for fjords or anywhere else – it is definitely an ex-DVD player.
We started trying to watch The King’s Speech. It skipped and finally froze about 40 minutes into the movie. Then we tried Pirates of the Caribbean 2. It too skipped. Shortly after we decided that we now had two DVDs to return, Eric remembered that the problem was most likely with the player. Tricia came downstairs shortly after that and, in response to our whining, said, “Yes, it has been broken for some time. I never use it.”
Eric then brought down his DVD player – which he will take to Bowling Green and the marathon began in earnest.
We doubled back to The King’s Speech and Pirates 2. True Grit (Coen brothers version) started yesterday, followed by Stalag 17 with The A-Team next in line. Today began with The Visitor. A break followed during which I listened to a rather pathetic effort by the Steelers – they lost their first preseason game – and the score could have been worse. Harry Potter 6 is now being viewed.
An interesting mix of classics, newbies, and fluff along with some incredible performances.
Tomorrow I head to Louisville and will need to take some with me to watch while I hang out at the Shire near the Ohio.
See you along the Trail.