Tuesday, January 12, 2010

One of the Loves of My Life and My First Giveaway!

I’ve always had a thing for movies. When I was a kid and it was just me and my mom that was our primary form of entertainment. The small town we lived in didn’t have a theater, and there wasn’t much to go and do, so we drove what I know now to be a loooong way from Lake Elsinore into Corona to see movies every week or two. The week I turned 17 I got my first job in the new movie theater that was just opening in Lake Elsinore. Working in a movie theater pretty much rocks. You get to see movies for free and get free popcorn and fountain drinks. Of course, it took me years after quitting to be able to stand the smell of popcorn again.

Anyway, we don’t get to the theater too often now. It costs too much money. Austin is too squirmy. Dan just doesn’t like to (which really chaps my hide since THAT WAS HOW WE MET. Not that I’m bitter.) So, instead of going to the theater, we buy DVDs. Lots of DVDs. Like, I don’t know how many hundreds we must have by now.

There’s the overflowing cabinet in the living room.

The stack on top of the DVD player. Say it with me… UG-LY.

And a stack in the bedroom.

We won’t even get into my mother-in-law’s collection, that doesn’t count here.

Many of them are purchased used. It’s much cheaper, and I suppose in at least a small way it is environmentally friendly. And every once in a while I buy one that I forgot I already had. DOH! Last night, my second used copy of Thelma & Louise was delivered. Maya had to make a point of going over to the DVD cabinet to show me the one I already had. She’s not her mother’s daughter at all.

I thought I would ask my cousin or a friend or something if they wanted it, but honestly, they all just borrow movies from me anyway, so what’s the point, right? Then I had a stroke of genius! I’ll have a giveaway on the blog!

So, my first giveaway is as follows.

Steph’s a Dork and Buys DVDs She Already Has - Round I

To enter, leave a comment and let me know which movie you want. Since this is my first giveaway, please feel free to leave more than one comment if you want more than one of them. If any of them are not claimed, they will be donated as I see fit.

DO NOT leave your address in the comments… I’ll contact you for your mailing address if you win.

Comments/giveaway will close at midnight, the morning of Monday, January 18, MLK day! And winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Comments closed. Winners will be notified soon.


Sarcastic Bastard said...

I don't have a goddamn DVD player. Just a DVR. Fuck it. I love Thelma & Louise.

And you.

Ms. Moon said...

I don't need a DVD but hello!

Petit fleur said...

I'll take a Thelma and Louise! Oh yea!!

If you get no other takers, hell, we'll take em all off your hands. Hub would love the LOTR and Gman might like the NIMH. But I don't want to be stingy... heh!

Also, will not be disappointed if it's easier to take them to the Goodwill or something. It's just so sweet of you to think of all of us.
night night,

Darcy said...

I haven't seen the Secret of NIHM in FOREVER! I have the weirdest (and coolest) memories of it from sixth grade and would love to check them with reality!