Oh Netflix, How I Missed You

An Ode To My Netflix Queue

Our affair began in December.

My siblings bought me the subscription.

6 months

Two-at-a-time unlimited.

Then, all summer long, my life revolved around you.

Three-at-a-time unlimited, 9 movies a week.

I even managed to get my queue under 200.

And then my mother became a parent.

She realized that Netflix was not good for me.

She prevented me from bringing my Netflix to college.

Well, at least until the end of September.

You have no idea…

How rough these past four weeks have been on me.

I had to socialize.

I had to study.

AND I WASN’T WATCHING MOVIES!!!!

But I survived…

And tomorrow ….

The day I’ve been waiting for….

My first Netflix arrives.

One-at-a-time unlimited (boo!)

And my queue?

It’s currently at 222.

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Here are the pictures from this momentous occasion. All day I waited for this.

What could it be?


The Annual Munchkin Convention


The International Wizard of Oz Club‘s annual Munchkin Convention heads to Princeton, N.J. this year. The club is celebrating the 150th birthday of Oz creator L. Frank Baum with a series of lectures by Oz scholars, a “Munchcon” fare of meet-and-greets and Oz memorabilia sales and auctions.

One of the last surviving Munchkins, Clarence Swenson, age 88, will be there as well to sign autographs and take pictures in his replica soldier’s costume.

Admission is free and the event is open to public from 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. If your in the area, you should check it out. Here’s the information.

This sounds like a cool event. Who doesn’t love The Wizard of Oz? If I had known about it earlier, I would’ve driven to Princeton. Sigh, there’s always next year.

“What the hell do you think Leona really puts in that pizza?”

My family and I were in Mystic, CT this weekend for my sister’s college graduation.

What’s so important in Mystic?


Mystic Pizza (1988), which was set in Mystic, is the movie that launched Julia Roberts career. It’s a cool place and the restaurant is essentially a Julia Roberts shrine. Great for any film lovers.