Writing Wrongs

December 14, 2006

I know, I know. Apparently, I canít blog and think about Christmas at the same time. That would be thinking about what to get everyone for Christmas, which Iím pleased to report is all done. The thinking and the buying. Let me tell you, it wasnít easy. I had a moment of panic when I thought I bought someone the exact same gift as I had a few years back.

Thatís easier than you might think. On Bobís side of the family, we draw names and do a gift exchange, otherwise, weíd all go broke buying presents for everyone. So every once in a while Iíll think: gosh, if I get so-and-so, that would make a nifty gift.

Well, itís entirely possible that maybe I forgot I gave that nifty gift and unintentionally re-gifted it. But I hope not.

Other evidence I may be slowly losing my mind: one of my all-time favorite shows is Secret Army. I saw the second season when I spent the summer in Sweden in 1982. I think it aired on PBS maybe once. This show may also be one of the factors in why I joined the Army. (Just trust me on this one.)

I couldíve sworn it was released on DVD for US/Canada, for about three seconds, after which, it was sold out. I swear, last year, I saw it for sale, used, on Amazon for $340.00. No joke.

Today? Nada. No evidence that there was ever a release other than U.K./Europe one. But my techno-savvy husband Bob has somehow managed to find the majority of the episodes for me. There are things we donít ask about. How he does this is one of them.

Still, somewhere along the way, I feel as though Iíve lost my mind or lived for a while in an alternate universe where the DVD was available. In either case, if you ever get the chance to watch this series, do so.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 2:48 p.m.