Amazon Obviously Doesn't Know Me At All
I got up an hour later than I intended, basically just in time to hear the door shutting behind the wife, who was off to a late morning meeting. I got up and checked e-mail, then got dressed and gave Macguffin a call to see what he was up to today. I was surprised to catch him up and around, so I offered to come over for lunch and a visit if he was up for it.
I listened to last week's episode of Night Of The Living Podcast while I drove, still trying to catch up on my listening.
Mac and I did a little running around, then headed back to his house to chill out and visit for awhile. I decided to head home late in the afternoon, since I was pretty sure the wife didn't have her customary Tuesday night meeting and wanted to spend the evening with her.
I stopped into Best Buy on the way back into town and picked up the Blu-Ray release of Iron Man, which has been the only thing I knew I wanted to buy these past few weeks, so I was quite happy to be able to come home and give it a re-watch. I headed to the house, checked in with the wife and then settled down to get some work done, as I'm trying to keep to a quasi-schedule with the graphs so that I don't feel like I have to finish one of these overnight if I have bills due.
I worked for an hour and a half, listing to an older Outside The Cinema while I inked in the work thus far, then headed to the bedroom to crack open the new DVD. I really dug the movie, the wife was as amused as I'd expect her to be by it, as she's not a comics fan or anything. She spent part of the time thumbing through the catalogs from today's mail, which actually didn't bother me since I'd seen the film before. Had this been the first watch, I might've been put off, but it didn't matter this time around.
We headed into the den, the wife made herself some noodles for supper and since I wasn't hungry I killed the cooking time by washing a few dishes and making some tea. I grabbed a cereal bar to nibble on as we headed into the den. We chilled out and watched the TiVo'd season premiere of Desperate Housewives, the show that I don't feel as though I can quit, since I originally got the wife hooked on it by saying "Hey, this looks interesting, we should watch it when it premieres..." about 5 years ago. I guess I could just stop watching and let her go on with it without me, but I'd feel weird blowing her off for what used to be one of 'our' shows that we always watched together. I also feel kinda weird about the show in that all of the characters have begun to annoy the shit out of me, especially since they've skipped the timeline forward about 5 years with this season and Lynette's twin boys are teens and look like they've stolen Matt Damon's DNA but none of his charm. I'm somewhat intrigued by the addition of Gale Harold, I've always liked that guy, but it may be too little, too late to make me give a shit about this show anymore.
We called it a night afterward and I headed to the web to check on some items I have on order and get the writing done. I noticed a puzzling discrepancy in Amazon's recommendation system, (something I think I actually got an entire post out of one evening), because awhile back I was looking for information on the new VCI release of a Fred Williamson film called Boss, which is also known by its full title from the 70's Blaxploitation era as Boss Nigger. Based on the interest I'd shown for such a fairly incendiary title, Amazon rushed to give me 'more to explore' and suggested that I might also consider a Popeye The Sailor DVD collection, featuring cartoons from 1938-1940, or a Paul Lynde Halloween Special from 1976, released for the first time on DVD.
The first person who can draw a logical connection from those items to Fred Williamson or Blaxploitation (or hell, even westerns) wins my everlasting gratitude, because I'm at a loss. Amazon seems to think that an interest in a particular DVD equals an interest in ANY DVD they sell.
Be seeing you.
Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Movies, DVR, O Brother Where Art Thou, POdcasts, Night Of The Living Podcast, DVD, Blu-Ray, Iron Man, Workday, Outside The Cinema, Television, Desperate Housewives, Gale Harold, Matt Damon, Fred Williamson, Boss Nigger