I get obsessed sometimes. To be more accurate, I get obsessed a lot. When the older boys were in high school, it was high school football. Then I found semi-pro hockey. A year and a half ago, I found blogging. Facebook? Forgetaboutit. Definitely obsession material. Now that Netflix is around, most summers it's a tv series that I can get online.
So, what have my obsessions been this summer? Books. I've read quite a few this summer. I started out with a few mysteries, then switched over to a Beverly Lewis series: Abram's Daughters. I went through the first 3 books, thinking that was all in the series, only to find out there were 2 more books. I finished them a couple of days ago. After I read the first 3 in the series, I switched over to Karen Kingsbury's "Redemption" series. The problem: there are 5 books in that series, and the last 2 books have been checked out of the library for a long time. So, I haven't finished that series.
My oldest sister sent Paula Deen's book "It Ain't all about the Cookin'" to me at the beginning of the summer. I had a nice little surprise in it: Paula's autograph! Let me tell y'all: It's an excellent read! I read the whole thing in 1 day; I couldn't put it down. I knew she had agoraphobia, but had no idea how long it had crippled her. She seems so outgoing and personable; it's hard to imagine the pure hell she went through.
But, wait. The book series wasn't my only obsession. I've watched the following movies/series: Anna & the King (long, but worth it), The Buccaneers (4 episodes), Tortilla Soup, and Doc Martin. There's nothing worse than obsessing about a series only to find that the company that supplies movies to Netflix has pulled half of it off of the watch instantly. This did not make me happy at all. I watched the first 2 seasons of Doc Martin, got ready to watch the 3rd only to find it had disappeared from Netflix. Yeah, I called to find out what was going on. The customer service guy told me what happened, and commented on what a popular series it was. I asked him if he had seen it, and he said that he was watching Dexter. Yep, that was my obsession last summer. He also said that they have gotten a lot of calls about Doc Martin not being available. Usually if a movie is only available to watch instantly for a certain amount of time, Netflix will put a date to let you know. There was no date on Doc Martin, 'cause if there had been, I would've stayed up all night to finish it.
Have I got your curiosity up about Doc Martin? Here's the premise: Doc Martin is a well-known London-based surgeon who realizes, in the middle of a surgery, that he's actually operating on people, and suddenly the smell & sight of blood gives him full-blown panic attacks. So, he takes a job as a general practitioner in Port Wenn, North Cornwall, England. Port Wenn is, in reality, Port Isaac. Beautiful scenery. I want to go there and just walk around the town. This show is quirky (think British humor), but has a bit of a "House" air to it in that Doc Martin will just say whatever is on his mind, but he knows his stuff.
So, how am I going to squelch this obsession? As I was writing this, I checked Hulu. When I checked it before, they wanted $7.99/month, but I just found the 3rd season for free! Oh, joy of joys! If anyone knows how to watch English television on the laptop, please let me know!
This one is for you Andrea !!!!!!
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