Sunday, September 16, 2007

Progress of the non-negative sort

Sweater #8 from Reynolds Lopi Volume 18
(stitches not really as wonky looking in real life
as they appear in photo)

A small bit of forward progress was made on the sweater last night. We were watching a good movie and my knitting wasn’t especially speedy. Or I should say even less not-speedy than usual.

We watched Sweet Land, an independent movie based on the short story ‘A Gravestone Made of Wheat’ By Will Weaver. Not your typical Hollywood film and so much the better for it. I really enjoyed this film and so did Mr. CPA. You can read the synopsis here.

We're currently getting our movies from Netflix. Not only has this saved us a small fortune in late fees (who can remember to return movies on Thursday night?), but it’s convenient and there’s quite a large selection of the foreign and independent films we enjoy. Plus? No driving to pick-up and return the movies.

An added bonus is that Netflix has never called us to say we haven’t returned a movie when we actually have like our local [insert major national chain store name] video store did…a lot. Their employees seemed to be in the habit of taking our returned movies and restocking them on the shelves before scanning them in as returned.

The very last time this happened I let the calling staff person know that if I had to get in my car and drive all the way up there only to find the movie in question returned and on the shelf as I had the previous times I was definitely not going to be happy (the insinuation here being that really neither would they). This was followed by a hasty, “Umm, well let me go check the shelves real quick” and then an Emily Litella-like “Nevermind” when the person returned to the phone.


kerry said...

Those BBoobs!

Sweet Land is on my all-time-favorites list.

Jessica said...

I'm loving your sweater. I'm a sucker for green.
Are you going to OFFF next weekend?

fleegle said...

Oh my. That sweater is stunning!

marti said...

the sweater is lovely. and shannon was absolutley charming when meeting steph. the things that make mommy's heart sing...

kneek said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation. It looks like a good one! I'm always on the lookout for something a little left of centerfield.

Spinny Bunt said...

That sweater will look great on you Denise. It looks like the drugs are no longer hampering your production!

Sheepish Annie said...

I love NetFlix! I love it so much that I've had my last three movies out for three years now. I should probably get those back...I don't even know what they are anymore.

Also loving the sweater! It looks like you are much "clearer" these days. :)

Carrie said...

Sadly, whenever the video rental store calls us, I can look right at the video on top of my tv. Really, I should just buy all movies I'd like to see. =/ At least the library only charges a nickel a day... The sweater looks lovely!