D Is For ‘DVD’ Or, ‘Do I Divorce Him?’

12 Mar
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

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If I enjoy a book or film I can read or watch them over and over.  Ender’s Game and The West Wing are so familiar to me, we’re practically in a relationship.

Having devoured the Hub’s Christmas present from me to him – the Twilight trilogy DVD box set – I was desperate to see the fourth film, Breaking Dawn Part One.  It was on in the cinemas in January, though it had been out for a while.  He promised to take me.

Small problem: you need to mortgage the house to afford cinema tickets, and we don’t own our house.  We had to use Orange Wednesday – our mobile phone service provider gives us two-for-one on cinema tickets on Wednesdays, if we send them a begging text.

Small problem: Manchester City were in some football cup competition and all their matches were scheduled for Wednesday nights on the telly.

Small problem: the movie was only on in the evenings.

Hub problem: watch the match or please the wife?

I was never going to win that battle.

By the third week the Hub had promised that if City played the following Wednesday, we’d pawn Spud and pay full price Thursday tickets.  I decided not to leave him after all.

Small problem: when I checked cinema times the following Thursday…the film had finished its run.

Hub problem: how to placate an enraged wife?  Promise to buy her the DVD the MOMENT it is released.

The Breaking Dawn Part One DVD comes out today (I can’t believe they didn’t mention it on the morning news).  The Hub is revving the car as I type.

37 Responses to “D Is For ‘DVD’ Or, ‘Do I Divorce Him?’”

  1. SammyDee March 12, 2012 at 11:44 #

    It WAS mentioned in the news this morning – The Metro newspaper had a double page spread! 🙂

    I hope it doesn’t disappoint you! Enjoy!


    • Tilly Bud March 12, 2012 at 11:46 #

      Hehehe! Did they happen to say where it was cheapest?


      • SammyDee March 12, 2012 at 13:27 #

        Afraid not, however I’ve done a quick search for you: Tesco, Amazon and HMV all £9. ASDA direct is £8.97. Your beloved Tesco is the best bet. (Earn points too ;-))


        • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:19 #

          Thank you; it was! Our last £10-off voucher came in handy, as well. Effectively, it cost us the pound over they gave us 🙂


  2. vivinfrance March 12, 2012 at 13:00 #

    How can someone who is terrified of flying watch horror movies? Or are they just an excuse to cuddle the Hub?


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:18 #

      They’re not horror movies. They are teen romances about love and marriage. With vampires. And werewolves.


  3. laurieanichols March 12, 2012 at 13:58 #

    Actually I think that providence guided the outcome of this conundrum. Seeing as you love Twilight so very much, the DVD will allow you to indulge in countless more viewings than the cinema, plus with the snacks that you picked up from grocery shopping the other day you’ll be in your private viewing theater alone with the hubby and it will be romantic, I’m sure.


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:20 #

      You are so sweet! You can’t have been married that long 😉


      • laurieanichols March 13, 2012 at 13:53 #

        I have been married since 1990, oh dear this year will be 22. I haven’t any short term memory so I forget all the annoying things that he does. He is very happy for it.


  4. sanstorm March 12, 2012 at 14:51 #

    Cinema tickets are insanely expensive. When I was a student it was £2…
    *smiles wistfully*


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:21 #

      Be still my heart. Seems like years ago…oh, it was 😦

      How did we get so old?


    • vivinfrance March 13, 2012 at 12:32 #

      When I was a child you could sit in the front couple of rows was ninepence, but you got a crick in your neck. Then came the one and threes, nearly as bad, with the best stall seats at one and ninepence. The front rows of the circle were two shillings and threepence, and we only went there on very special occasions.


      • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:33 #

        Suddenly I feel like a spring chicken 🙂


  5. Pseu March 12, 2012 at 14:55 #

    Don’t divorce him: who would sort out the problems caused by clearing hair blockages ?

    (Well of course you could always invite back your stand-up plumber and become the plumbers mate – )


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:21 #

      Are you sure you’re not a scientist? Or Edward De Bono?


  6. gigihawaii March 12, 2012 at 16:01 #

    I never go to the movie theater anymore and never watch movies, period. David, on the other hand, watches 2 movies rented from Netflix and then goes to the theater every Saturday. How in the world do we get along? Lol.


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:22 #

      Opposites attract. As long as you’re happy giving each other that space.


  7. 1stjoeyanna March 12, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Tough choice, I say keep him, and own the DVD’s… 🙂


  8. Tom (Aquatom1968) March 12, 2012 at 22:12 #

    DVDs are always the better option, Tilly. If you can’t sleep at night, you can always pop one on to while away the hours. You can’t nip to the cinema any time you like…! And you can watch your favourite bits again and again and again 😉


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:26 #

      If I can’t sleep at night…?



  9. kateshrewsday March 12, 2012 at 22:56 #

    Oh, Tilly, enjoy the DVD! What a chapter of accidents! But I feel sure the Hub will redeem himself today.


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:27 #

      He did. Now I’m grumpy because I can’t complain.


  10. judithatwood March 12, 2012 at 23:39 #

    Nice follow through, my friend! I hope he get back in your good graces. Enjoy the flick!


  11. Al March 12, 2012 at 23:46 #

    Just another case of a poor football fan peering over the precipice into the abyss of marital strife only to be fortuitously pulled back from certain death by a quick run to the video store. Good for the hub.


    • Tilly Bud March 13, 2012 at 12:28 #

      Sticking together doesn’t make husbands safer, Al.

      Just thought you should know that…


  12. Gobetween March 13, 2012 at 04:44 #

    It was D-day for hubby, I hope he Delivered as did not end up in the Doghouse 😀


  13. Janie Jones March 13, 2012 at 13:40 #

    Yup. Definitely a keeper. I mean the Hub, of course.


  14. ElizOF March 14, 2012 at 23:02 #

    Never heard of it but enjoy anyway! 🙂



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