Friday, February 29, 2008

Netflix gift

For Christmas our daughter bought her mother and I a gift subscription to Netflix the online service to rent DVD movies. I waited until football season and the early Presidential primaries were over before I signed up last week. On Saturday we ordered our first movies and they arrived on Tuesday in our home mail box. We are able to order two movies at a time ( Our daughter wanted my wife and I to have our own choice) and the first movies we ordered were the new Western "3:10 to Yuma" and "Becoming Jane" about the author Jane Austen. Well, Wednesday night we watched "3:10 to Yuma" and I enjoyed it very much. It's good to see Hollywood making westerns again. The movie had a good combination of drama and action. On Thursday I put it in the mail at the Medford Post office across the street from where I park my car at work. Apparently Netflix has a PO box at the Medfrod Post office and Netflix picks up their own mail there and then Netflix transports it to their distribution center for Oregon in Salem. In any case less than 24 hours later I got an email from Netflix that they had received it and were sending us our next pic "Marie Antoinette." They have a great selection of movies. I was able to find and put in my queue a Documentary on the life of Ayn Rand and a Showtime docudrama and her life as well. I have been looking for both DVD's for a long time at stores with no luck. You can even buy used DVD's from then as low as $5.99, which we did on Saturday ("The Holiday 2006)and it arrived last night. As Bogart said at the end of Casablanca "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Thanks kid!