Monday, May 08, 2006

Immediate gratification

I discovered House, M.D. when the USA Network started showing it on Friday nights after Monk. I didn't realize until recently that they're running old shows -- USA is showing Season One, but the current (Season Two) shows are being run on Fox. But until this weekend I hadn't bothered to even find out when the first-run shows are on, because I thought I'd kind of like to see them in order, and watch the character development.

I'm not sure what will happen when USA runs out of Season One shows, whether they'll start up with Season Two or not, although I guess it's getting to be time for reruns anyway, and they always seem to do those randomly, so who knows?

When I was in Target yesterday I was in the DVD department looking around, and saw that they had the DVD collection of Season One, and I decided to get it. It turned out that I had missed a half dozen or so shows, and there are two or three upcoming ones that I haven't seen, so I spent yesterday evening watching them, and I really enjoyed it. It was such a pleasant way to spend an evening. Well, apart from the gross parts, which I just kind of squint my eyes at and try not to watch. I think I have maybe two left to watch, and I'll probably watch those tonight.

I know Bob has bought DVDs of Babylon 5, and we have the set of Firefly shows, but I think those are the only television show DVDs that we have. They're really kind of expensive, but that makes sense, of course. I will usually only buy a DVD if it's $9.99 or $14.99 -- I have a problem paying more than that. The regular price of the House set that I bought is $59.99, but Target had it for $45, which is still a LOT, I think. (Amazon has it slightly cheaper, but I decided my immediate gratification was worth $3.00. :)

I definitely enjoyed it, and I'm glad I bought it. I don't know what I'm going to do about Season Two now. I guess I'll just catch it if I happen to be home on the night that it's on (Tuesdays at 8:00, which is right about when I get home from the gym, if I go) and not worry about it. I can always (and probably will) buy Season Two when it comes out.

The rest of the weekend was nice, too. On Saturday we went to lunch with John's family and friends to celebrate his son Christopher's college graduation, and we did a little shopping at Kohl's (new bras for me and a couple of shirts for Bob. I slept in late on Sunday while he worked at a charity fishing tournament for Special Olympics, then did the aforementioned Target run. In the evening I took a walk, and when I got back I (finally) potted the flowers I bought two weeks ago.

Nice weekend.

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