I’ve been in the mood to buy a new DVD for the last few days, but I’ve been trying to resist the urge, as I am on this new kick not to spend money on crap I don’t need. (Can you tell it’s not going so well?) Then, last night, I see an ad for this: The Complete First Season of Reno 911, and now it’s all over, I have to go buy it, like, today. I’ve been watching this show for awhile, but it’s one of those that when you mention it, people either say, “Oh, yeah, I love that show!” or “What? What is it?” There’s really no middle ground, is what I’ve found. If you ever watched The State on MTV about a million years ago, these are some of the same folks, and I think the show is hilarious. The new season just started a couple of weeks back on Comedy Central, and so far my favorite character, Weigel (I think that’s how you spell it) has been prominently featured. She is the BEST. So I’ve decided I NEED this, and therefore I shall have it. Unless my will power suddenly kicks in during the next, oh, hour or so. We’ll see.
What’s better than one DVD? A bargain for two! This morning, I saw this deal on Amazon, a nice pairing, I guess. However, I already have, um, a few copies of How to Deal, don’t really need anymore. Although I did see What A Girl Wants, I thought it was cute. And seeing Colin Firth slumming (and clearly not enjoying it much) was worth the price of admission alone.
Speaking of things coming in twos, here’s a trend I’ve noticed lately that makes me think: two people writing one book, together. The girls behind The Nanny Diaries did it, and this summer there seem to be several chick-lit books done by duos. This is just FASCINATING to me, as I cannot imagine writing with someone else. On the one hand, I think it might be nice on those days when I just want to crawl under my desk, assume the fetal position and just weep because things aren’t going well (this happens more than I’d like, sad to say). If I had a co-writer, I could say, “Here! You deal with it!” and then maybe they would. Can you even imagine? On the flip side, I’m such a total control freak about my books, I think I wouldn’t be able to handle anyone else just being able to add or change something, as I’m so used to being able to do it all myself. But I am intrigued by the idea, even if I couldn’t do it myself. Kind of like bungee jumping, or Outward Bound, or belly button piercings: looks fun and interesting, but not, in the end, for me, I don’t think. Still, on those bad days….
have a good day everyone!