12.15.2020

Coffee Talking: Watching the 'late' transit tracking on our USPS documents for entertainment purposes by this point - and FRIENDS DVD SET, THE OFFICE AND BIG BANG THEORY DVD's Chit Chat

I love being up early in the morning before the rest of the world wakes, but time FLIES by. The time between 4:00 - 6:00 am goes faster than perhaps any other time span during the day.

For regular readers following the saga of the lost documents with the incompetent US Postal System...  

It's now December 15th and the signed documents we sent Certified Mail - 2 day delivery back on November 25th and a second attempt on December 4th still have not made it.  

Still 'arriving late' and 'in transit'.   3 weeks for 2 day delivery so far.  I get they are busy with 'holiday deliveries' but this is a parcel of signed documents going to a business with 2 day delivery.  And FedEx (who is JUST as busy) managed to do it overnight after we sent a 3rd time - not trusting the USPS after the first 2.  So the company got our documents using FedEx... me watching the updates from the postal service is more entertainment value at this point.

 A couple years ago I bought the entire FRIENDS dvd series to take with on a camping road trip. When you are in the middle of no where, in a tent, with no electricity, facilities, etc. for a couple weeks at a time, it's nice to pop a dvd in to your laptop and wind down before bed.  

I re-watch the series once in a while and last night I finished the final episode... again.  I'm still struck by what a great series that show was.   Still popular today even with people who were literally just being born around that time frame.  My kids included!  My kids are in their 20's and quote the show, have coffee mugs and t-shirts and pajama pants with the FRIENDS theme.  

Because I don't watch TV I tend to 'live under a rock' when it comes to tv shows.  So I didn't know about Big Bang Theory or The Office (or even Gilmore Girls) until friends or relatives convinced me to check them out - swearing I would love them.  I did.  And I own The Office and Big Bang Theory series dvd sets as well.  

I've not actually watched TV since the Fall of 1999-ish so seriously; if someone I know doesn't 'force' me to watch a dvd or show me a clip on YouTube, then I really, truly don't know (or care) that it exists. 

I didn't start watching The Office until...  last year? When my son insisted I give it a try.  I hated the first couple episodes but he made me promise to give it at least a couple more episodes and swore it got better.  It did.  (Well until season 7, in which it went to crap after that....) but I liked it well enough to buy the dvd series set this summer/fall.  I knew my son would love it as well so I ordered another copy of the series for him for a Christmas gift.   

My best friend convinced me to borrow the DVD set of the Gilmore Girls from our local library about 10 years ago as she said it was like watching me and my oldest daughter together...  I did and she was right.  Loved it.

Big Bang Theory I didn't know existed until it's 5th season.  I saw a clip online of an interview with one of the actresses.  The clip they showed in her interview looked funny so I looked it up.  Loved the show and ended up binge watching and buying the complete series.

Having these on hand during 2020 quarantines has been great!  LOL.  When you want to avoid the hate, lies and crappiness of the internet and social media, but you don't watch TV and you aren't ready to start reading for the night yet (I read for at least an hour every single night before bed without fail) dvd's are awesome to have on hand.  

And when the power goes out from a storm, and you are sitting in darkness for a couple hours... you can throw one into your laptop and watch.  :)


My chit chat time has to end... I've got to hurry and check email and then get dressed for the day and get ready to run out the door.  It's been a nice little 'chat over coffee' though...  Good morning and hello!

 

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You might be interested in some of the products I mentioned in this mornings post; available through Amazon - (and some of them through Walmart and probably Best Buy too).

 

  Friends: The Complete Series    

 

 

 

The Office: The Complete Series - Boxed Set - American Version - DVD 

 

 

 

 

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series (DVD)