Friday, September 2, 2011

They Know Me So Well

by Heather Blake / Heather Webber

As some of you know, my birthday was earlier this week. As I get older, my b-days don’t bother me near as much as my kids’ birthdays. The upside to getting melancholy on their days is that I really enjoy mine. I love cake and cards and hearing from friends. And I love seeing what presents my family picked out for me.

My absolutely favorite thing to get from my kids is their handmade cards. I kind of hope that even when they’re older, and have families of their own, that they still make my cards (I can dream, right?).

This year I was lucky enough to receive a few nice gifts from my family, but one really stands out—and shows just how well they know me.

I got this:

Seasons 1 & 2 of Quincy M.E.! And if you don’t already know why this is so meaningful to me (because I tell the story often enough) you can read all about it here:

I can’t wait to start watching these old episodes—and getting my kids hooked on Quincy, too. Maybe one day it’ll be a reference in one of their cards...

So tell me, what’s the DVD set you’d like to receive as a gift?


Aurian said...

Lovely when you get something you'd really like to have. I would still love a full dvd box of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It really fired my love of paranormal romance books.

Sue said...

By far I would love to get the entire I Love Lucy set of dvd's. I get up early every weekend to see what that crazy red head is going to do....even though I know almost every episode by heart. My daughters make fun of me because it is sooooo old and in black and white, but after all I(do) Love Lucy!!! I enjoy Quincy to though ;)

Heather Blake Webber said...

Aurian, can you believe I've never seen Buffy? I think I need to give it a try one of these days!

Sue, LOL--Lucy is so fun. Love seeing the reruns on TV.

sonia said...

I'd love either Rosemary and Thyme or The Golden Girls. Even though I'm only 35 I LOVE learning about older people. Guess I see my future in their antics. ; }
Happy birthday!

Heather Blake Webber said...

Sonia, thank you! And those are both hysterical shows! I laugh every time I watch.

Breaunna said...

I'm a NCIS fanatic!! I'm counting down the days to the start of the new season. I'd love to get the complete series of NCIS. Oh and Happy Belated Birthday! I knew it was sometime in August, I just couldn't remember when.

LD Masterson said...

Hill Street Blues. Got Seasons one and two last year for Christmas.

Dru said...

Picket Fences! Loved this show.

Vickie said...

I've received most of the ones I've had my heart set on:

~Buffy the Vampire Slayer Boxed Set
~Nero Wolf (A&E version with Timothy Hutton)all seasons
~X Files 1-5 (will get the rest this Christmas I am told)
~Warehouse 13

Trying to think what other series I'd like to have....
~Magnum PI
~Ellery Queen
~Tremors the TV show

Lisa D said...

I think if I had to pick a DVD set from back in the day, it would be the Rockford Files or Magnum P.I..

Right now I'm hooked on Burn Notice. :-)

Today may be a good day to bust out the DVD's and enjoy the AC a little. Very hot and humid.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Karen B said...

The West Wing and the Dean Martin ones advertised on the TV info-mercials. Those would be a nice start....

Sara said...

I loved Quincy! Never missed it!

As for "must-have" DVD's...mine is Barney Miller. IMHO one of the best sitcoms ever.

Kat said...

I have all the seasons of both Magnum PI and the Gilmore Girls, guess I would like the West Wing and White Collar.