First, since it is Monday, it is time for SBD. Which I posted over at WordPress
. What arrived recently, what to do with a book that gets carried around but never read.
Next: did you watch the Emmys last night? I did not, and was pleasantly surprised to learn that Kyle Chandler won for his role of Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights
. He and Connie Britton were the heart and soul of that show, and it's nice to learn that he got some industry love for it. Would've been nice if Britton had, too. My only question is whether Chandler's hair will get a mini Emmy of its own -- I swear the hair was a character all by itself.
C: I'm catching up on all the Davis Cup matches that were played over the weekend. And seriously, Nadal must've taken his Djokovic frustration after going 0-6 for the year out on the French team. As Brad Gilbert would say, he took Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out to the woodshed. Giving up ten games over six sets? It's ridiculously good...and made up for the frighteningly bad doubles match played by Verdasco and F. Lopez.
C+: I want to go to Spain the first week in December for the DC finals. But my budget will not allow for it. Also, since I've got a trip planned for February, it's somewhat unnecessary. Except it's Davis Cup. Finals. And the opportunity to see Nadal and Ferrer play on clay. Against Nalbandian and Del Potro. I'm anticipating *epic* five set matches.
D: (That unhappy face is intentional): Netflix. Oh, Netflix. I was an early adopter. And now I'll be one of the million or so users who will drop you. I don't stream many movies, primarily because I get distracted by other things available online. I dropped down to the not quite lowest DVD plan primarily because I like catching up on cable TV series appearing on channels I don't subscribe to (HBO, etc.) through your service. I get that you're feeling crunched by cable providers who want to squeeze users (and thus you) for high usage rates, which streaming demands, and that your relationship with Starz and with various studios is no longer the money haul that it once was. But inasmuch as you don't care about my monthly budget, I don't care about your PE ratio or ROI. I'll be return the DVD in my possession and exploring other viewing options, thanks. Best of luck with your new bifurcated business plan.