My DVD player is broken.
Two nights ago, I was watching Anywhere But Here (Natalie Portman and Susan Saradon), and on the very last scene of the movie, the DVD player froze up. The DVD was scratched, and I spent 15 minutes trying to find out what happens before I gave up and went to bed (still don’t know how the movie ends. Aargh.)
Then last night, I was watching The Notebook, and in the middle of the movie, the same thing happened again. So I took the DVD player in to Best Buy this afternoon, hoping they would replace it because it’s less than a year old, but they were told by the manufacturer to send it in for repair. “How long does that usually take?” I politely asked. “About ten days,” was the reply.
So now I have to watch my chick flicks and eat my ice cream in the family room, then make the long and arduous trek to my bedroom when I am ready to go to sleep.