Are You Nutty for Netflix?
Remember the old television commerical that asked, “Are you cuckoo for Coco Puffs?” I would have answered in the affirmative if my mom would have bought that sugary cereal instead of stocking our pantry with such wholesome choices as Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, and Rice Krispies–none of which featured sugar as a key ingredient.
So, I can’t say I’m cuckoo for Coco Puffs, but as of last Monday I can shout from the rooftops that I’m nutty for Netflix! My husband and I got so tired of waiting whole months on the waiting list for movies and television shows at our library that I broke down and shelled out the $8.99 a month to join the online movie service.
I’ll be honest that there was some trepidation on my part, no doubt stemming from my youthful folly with the music mafia companies of Columbia Music Club and BMG. You do remember those clubs, don’t you? Surely I wasn’t the only fool who believed the 99-cents-for-20-cds hype, right? Imagine my chagrin at a $35 shipping and handling charge after I received my initial delivery.
For now, Anthony and I are still in the honeymoon stage with Netflix. We watched Precious last night and he has watched a host of movies online. I managed to sneak in Lost in Austen one night when I should have been blogging. Our queue is chock full of films that we look forward to watching and the Play Online option is also convenient!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to scour the internet for a books-by-mail club to join. I have hazy recollections of my mom belonging to such a thing back in the 70s.