In the meantime, I'm killing time. Mostly I've been spending it practicing the piano. I think I mentioned that our choir is singing The Star-Spangled Banner at the end of the month, and I have some fun accompaniment with lots of notes, and today has given me a great opportunity to go over it piece by piece to make sure I know what all the chords are supposed to be. ...Then when I decided to go through the whole thing one last time before taking a break, I was so worn out from nonstop practice (at least two hours) that I kept messing up anyway. Sigh.
Before that, I figured I might as well see what I could find as far as Classic Doctor Who. A winding trail led me where I should have gone in the first place--the official BBC Doctor Who website, which of course linked to Amazon. We had checked Amazon before, but when we found out that the best deal for the first twelve-ish episodes was a used copy for $50, we thought trying to get episodes via purchased DVDs was a lost cause. But according to the official website, that same set was only about ten pounds, which is more like $15. That's when I realized of course! Amazon UK! So I looked around, and they have a bunch of Doctor Who DVDs at very reasonable prices.
It did occur to me that UK DVDs are probably not the same region as US DVDs, but fortunately, they are the same region as Japanese DVDs, and we're already equipped to watch those. Then I felt smug, because sometimes when we're being unreasonable, it feels like our friends have ditched anime in favor of Doctor Who, and now our love of anime may prove to be helpful in viewing Doctor Who.
So when Athena called from the courthouse during the lunch break, I told her all about it, and she said, "Well, go ahead and buy some DVDs." But since they would be imported, we figured it would be better to buy a bunch all at once, and we're not sure we like it that much yet. Fortunately, we have a friend coming over tomorrow and new week to show us more. Actually, she's part of what got us motivated to start watching to begin with. She came over on Friday to pick us up for our plans that night, and she was wearing a Doctor Who t-shirt, so we asked her about it, and apparently her dad had been a big fan for a long time, and would watch it whenever he found it on TV. She watched it with him, and became a fan herself. That being the case, of course she recommends watching Classic Doctor Who. So we're going to have a couple of Doctor Who get-togethers, and then we'll see if we want to invest in more.
Today I'm thankful for having lots of time to practice for the choir number, finding reasonably priced Doctor Who DVDs, the convenience of cell phones, the beautiful weather today, and having plans to watch Doctor Who with a friend.