Have I mentioned my extensive DVD collection yet? It’s grown quite out of control here in KL, but it wasn’t tiny back in Munich either. I would say that I now have at least 400 DVDs. I’m talking about my own personal DVDs here, the types of movies that Alex would never want to watch – things like Bring it On and Legally Blonde. Happy little “chick flicks” that make Alex run and hide as soon as he sees their shiny pink covers.
All these movies used to be in individual DVD cases, but they started overtaking our living room so I resigned myself to those little binders you see all over the place here. Now I have a collection of about 15 of binders, each one containing about 40 DVDs, which when I did the math, is actually 600 DVDs total. Yikes. And the scary part is, those are just the movies – I’m not even counting the many TV series I have purchased – Seinfeld, Will and Grace, 24, Arrested Development, and The Office. I like to keep those in their fancy little boxes, which at this point, are creating a mini leaning tower of Pisa in the living room.
My point is that I am not collecting these because I love them so much and can’t live without them, it’s more like a little slice of home, an easy way to relax at the end of the day. The best part is that these shows come out so quickly here that we get the DVDs just a few months after the season finishes in the US. In fact, Alex and I just bought season 5 of 24 yesterday and we’re currently enjoying a total veg-out marathon before we leave for Vietnam on Monday. There’s nothing better than watching a whole year of a TV show in a 24 hour extravaganza!