Just what the red box ordered

October 18, 2009

Lauren, Lloyd

Last week was not a fun week, so I unplugged this weekend. It was fabulous!!

Not so fabulous for Lloyd, since at the time of this writing he has spent 24 waking hours of his weekend in this computer lab, and he’s not done yet.

I did a couple of errands, then sat in my blessed folding papasan chair watching movies on the computer, reading or (shhhh – don’t tell Lloyd) napping. I helped with the occasional little thing, but my main job was to bring him food and drink so he could continue to work like a robot. (Sandwiches and Pepsi, with the occasional restaurant run.)


The movies I watched came from a Red Box, the vending-machine things. I had never used one, and was too embarrassed to take a picture while using one, so no photo. I learned that if you want to get a new release like The Proposal, you have to reserve it online first and then pick it up at the machine. Otherwise you stand there shivering outside the Walgreen’s for fifteen minutes going through screen after screen of choices, muttering under your breath like an insane person.

Learn from my mistakes.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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11 Responses to “Just what the red box ordered”

  1. Keren Lowell Said on:

    I feel like I am in science fiction land. Folding papasan? Red-box? Walgreens? Wha?


  2. Brad Said on:

    I think the “muttering under your breath like an insane person” part is probably optional, since you sort of do that all the time.


  3. deanne Said on:



  4. Deborah Said on:

    If you weren’t singing the Menard’s song, I don’t think you would appear too insane.


  5. Kristi Said on:

    What DID you watch?


    • Peggy Said on:

      Yea, how about a review?


    • Lauren Said on:

      Movie 1: Last Chance Harvey. I wasn’t that impressed. It had some very awkward moments, but at least it had Emma Thompson in it, and she was older and beautiful, and she wore boots. *sigh* I love boots.

      Movie 2: He’s just not that into you. I loved it. Total chick flick, and I was sappy at all the right parts.


  6. Peggy Said on:

    I love your monogram on the cooler!!! You should patent that.


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