Thursday, December 27, 2012
Hook up the IV, and say goodbye to sleep. Funny thing, I have the first season on DVD, borrowed seasons 2 and 3 from a friend in Madison, and just never managed to get my hands on season 4. Nor did I manage to return season 3 to her before I left, despite running into her on multiple occasions, and even having the DVDs in the car on a couple of those. Just kind of bizarre. On the way out of town, I left the discs with my roommates, with instructions to return them to one of our good friends, who is also friends with the owner of the dvds. Upon reaching Michigan, I went to my local library and got a card, and the first thing I checked for was the availability of Season 4, only to see the set was checked out until 1/3/13. I convinced my dad to renew a long lapsed library card in a neighboring district where he owns property, so as to be able to borrow disc 1 of season 4, which they just happened to have available at the nearest branch (yeah, I totally checked before heading out there). And so, I watch the first three episodes, and plan to go back to see whether the second disc was returned when a friend posts to facebook the momentous news that the series is available on netflix....PROBLEM SOLVED!
Funny thing with netflix is that I'm a hummingbird watcher, picking and choosing among the offerings, sometimes watching and liking things, but then failing to keep on watching, even if I really really like it. Won't be the case with the West Wing, I'll be mainlining the episodes all the way to the end of season 7. It's my pick for best TV series ever.
So I suspect I'll be losing a bit of sleep over the next few weeks. Then again, I still haven't managed to adjust to eastern time zone in terms of what hour I go to sleep, so I also suspect that it won't be that different. Guess I'm just going to have to pick one day, and just frickin fall asleep, which is sadly a lot harder than it sounds/ought to be. And then maybe, I'll wake up in time and with an appetite for breakfast. And then maybe I'll discover whether there really is any benefit to regular sleep and eating breakfast, like we're told. But first things first, cue up another episode of the West Wing.