Day: July 28, 2013

Sunday, 28 July 2013

08:27 – Although the official rainfall total for yesterday was 1.25 inches, we ended up getting 4.2 inches (10+ cm) at our house. I’ve lost track of how many times this year we’ve gotten a month’s worth of rain in one day. Charlotte got 12 inches (30+ cm) yesterday.

After all those nasty things I said about Netflix yesterday, they sent me an email to tell me that series two of Hell on Wheels was now available, so we watched the first episode last night. It’d been a month or so since we’d watched the last episode of series one, and it took us a few minutes to remember what had been going on. We had a similar experience recently with Inspector Lewis. We weren’t sure if we’d seen some of the episodes that Netflix had just made available, so we started watching one. Barbara couldn’t remember watching it at all. It seemed vaguely familiar to me, enough so that I knew we’d seen it but I couldn’t remember any of the details.

Barbara really, really doesn’t like re-runs. She hates re-watching a series even if she really liked it the first time. She hates re-reading a book, even if she really liked it the first time. I, on the other hand, much prefer re-watching a series I really liked or re-reading a book I really liked to trying a new one. They’re comfortable and familiar, like old friends. Watching or reading something new is like meeting new people, which I don’t like to do.

Barbara had commented that One Tree Hill, which we’re currently watching, reminded her of Everwood, which we both liked. So I suggested that, since we hadn’t watched Everwood in years, maybe we should pull out the discs, since neither of us would remember any details. That, and I want to watch Emily at age 14 again. Barbara said she didn’t want to watch it again, but I was welcome to watch it when she wasn’t home. I may do that, although it’d cut down on the time I’d have available for rewatching Amber in Heartland.

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