Monday, January 23, 2012

This & That & Netflix

Today is the kids 100th day of school
the k-ers had to take something to represent
100 days of school.
Lydia wanted to take suckers
so we made this beauty.

Yesterday we signed up for our free trial of Netflix.  Already I am not too impressed.  There are movies I would like to see, but they simply do not have them or they do not have them "instantly". (I realize my movie selection is a bit different in that I am one of those who wants some "quality"- is that too much to ask?!)  Anyway, some of the movies I would like to see are on DVD that have to be mailed. 
Listen to me whine ~I need it "instantly"!  Really I want convenience too!
I wanted to watch this version of Heidi (we just read a shortened/junior version of the book).  All Netflix had was the movie with Shirley Temple as Heidi - which was fine.  We were watching it and I thought it seemed strange it was in BLACK & WHITE still.  I thought someone would have put some color in it by now... 
Well sure enough there is a colored version out there - Netflix just does not have it.  Geeez, Netflix...

I wish Lydia could have seen it in color. At one point while we were watching the BLACK & WHITE version, I turned down all the lights, and it helped see the movie better and Lydia said,

"Oh yeah mom, turn off the lights, maybe that will put color in it."

Anyway, Netflix carries a lot of trash.  There is some good stuff, but you have to look.  I wanted to see this movie too, but it looks like I will have to wait for the DVD to be mailed!  Am I becoming part of this instant gratification culture?  Sadly, I admit yes...


Tami @ Not Just a HOCKEY MOM said...

My son wanted to sign up with Netflix. I'm glad I didn't give in. It doesn't sound to impressive.

Katie said...

Tami -I don't know when you all would have time to watch movies!