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no guts if you please (Friday December 17th, 2004 - 20:24)

category: mmhuh?

Missing one or two more presents for mum and considered a Rod Stewart DVD (tempted by tickets to the concert coming up but that might be too self-indulgent on my part) . I wasn’t sure if she had a DVD player so I gave her a call tonight (imagine this in Finnish gobbledygook):

n: Hi mum, have you got a DVD player?
m: What?
n: A DVD player.
m: What’s a DVD player?
n: Um, DVDs are like videos, but like CDs.
m: Hold on (I hear her turn to her boyfriend and ask in English) Have we got a DVD video? (I don’t hear the response) DVD CD video … What did we buy yesterday? (she comes back to me) We bought a DVD video yesterday.
n: It plays videos on flat discs like CDs?
m: You can play music on it and watch things.
n: Okay, cause I was thinking of getting you a DVD for Christmas.
m: Okay! Get some movies but no guts. We haven’t got any discs. You’ll have to hook it up.
n: Um.. okay.. romantic comedy?
m: No guts!
n: Okay.

So I’ve just been to my local Hum (music/video/dvd shop) on Oxford Street, flicking through the DVDs wondering what on earth to buy. The Rod Stewart DVD doesn’t seem like much fun so it’ll have to be a couple of movies but I don’t know what she has on plain old video or what they’d want to watch. Picked up Lost in Translation but then thought that self-indulgent too (“If you don’t like it I’ll have it and send you something else”). I came out empty handed so I’ll have to brave the last-weekend-before-Christmas shopping experience in town tomorrow and try and figure out what some nice movies without guts might be.

4 comments to “no guts if you please”
elmo said on December 18th, 2004 at 1:16 am:

ah ha! that is my local cd shop too. not that i *cough* buy many cds these days. sans guts? per chance, “my life as a house”? all mums love that. promise, no guts.

Dan said on December 18th, 2004 at 2:41 am:

My Life as House is kinda lame. May i recommend something from the Hugh Grant oeuvre, Love Actually perhaps? About a Boy? Or heaven forbid, Bridget Jones Diary.

Dan said on December 18th, 2004 at 2:55 am:

By the way, My Life as a House features Annakin Skywalker as a drug addicted rentboy giving head jobs to old men. I kid you not.

elmo said on December 20th, 2004 at 10:24 pm:

daniel, that is such a lie! you don’t SEE any blowjobs. as a consequence, the movie was not bought! i’ll have you know i actually endured it with yer ma, who ADORED it. now a mum is missing out. good one, dan. you’re gay.