March 13, 2003

Protect Me From What I Want

protect me from what I want.

On my way home last night, I decided to drop by the neighborhood Best Buy to pick up a copy of the DVD for The Ring. And while I was there, I was going to have a look through their digital camera selection to see if I could get a hands-on look at the Canon PowerShot G3.

Alas, they did not have that particular camera in stock, so I wandered over to the DVD section. I picked up my widescreen copy of The Ring, but the shiny boxes of the other DVDs called to me, and I made the mistake of not going straight up to the checkout counter. So I browsed. Aha! The special edition of The Color Purple... fantastic! Oooh, special edition of Memento, I'm going to need to pick that up sooner or later - how about now? Hey look, The Sixth Sense Vista Series Special Edition DVD set. I was always meaning to get that. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Special Extended Edition.... I was going to wait until the trilogy was released in its entirety, but... but.... it's on sale!

And there it stopped. Oh, I was tempted by others - The Osbournes series one has been released. Damn, that's funny stuff. But that, I think, would have proved excessive (nyuk nyuk).

So I go home, pop in The Ring, and select the "Don't Watch This" selection on the menu - it appears to be an much-abbreviated, artsy-fartsy version of the movie. And I couldn't watch more than two minutes of it. The imagery genuinely freaks me out. So I decide to watch The Color Purple instead. Man, it's been years since I've watched this film. And what a great film it is! I think I cried from about the very beginning through to the end. How fantastic was Whoopi Goldberg!?! And Oprah Winfrey is truly, truly one of the most inspiring "people" out there - so obviously full of talent and heart.

Anyways, lord, keep me from Best Buy. I just cannot go there anymore. Too much temptation for a media-material-whore like myself!


posted by julie at March 13, 2003 11:00 AM


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