The Rowells love our entertainment. We love movies, music, tv, and especially video games.
Movies have to be of HUGE importance for us to see them in the theater. Movie tickets are $9 a piece. Jake is 16 and 5’9″ so he doesn’t pass for the kid price anymore. That’s just too expensive for us. We don’t mind waiting for movies to come out on DVD. We can set up our “theater” however we like and skip the noisiness, the rude people that refuse to put their phones away, and the every constant worry of sitting next to a person with a small bladder.
Nothing like folding your legs into your chest five times during a movie so they can walk through, right? I do miss the popcorn though. Try as hard as I might, I’ve never found a popcorn that fully matches the deliciousness that is movie theater popcorn.
Anyway, we have a collection of at least 3,000 DVDs. And honestly? They just sit there collecting dust. We used to watch them all the time, but we have movie channels and Netflix so the DVDs get neglected.
We also have stacks upon stacks of CDs, but they rarely get used. Richard and Jake both have iPods or they listen to music on their computers. Personally, I don’t listen to half as much music as the guys. I think it’s because they are always playing something and when they aren’t, I just want some quiet. Don’t get me wrong, I love music especially when I’m cleaning or dancing around like a nut.
We also go through gaming consoles like crazy. We play games, we beat games, we get bored. We used to have every console possible, but we just didn’t use them. As much as I love Nintendo and the Zelda game series, we never played our Wii. We had the option to sell Wii, but we ended up giving it to Dani and Kurt so they could stream Netflix. Currently we just have the Xbox 360 and it seems to get played enough to be worth it.
We used to have an awesome store that you could trade in your old DVDs, CDs, and games, but it closed. It’s too bad because we would just use the credit to buy other stuff from the store and help keep us from getting bored. I did recently hear of a website called Music Magpie where you can sell your items. It looks like you can sell media as well as clothing and a range of other stuff. Definitely something worth looking into.
Hmm…reading this I realize (or re-realize) that the Rowells are nerds AND we need an outdoors hobby.