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Dear Netflix, this is serious…

It’s become a fact of life that I spend much of my time on my computer/blackberry/internet in general. One of the reasons for this is because the internet is essentially infinite and I am a voracious learner/reader of all things. But also, because Netflix is so damn awesome. It has movies, TV shows, queues I can update and organize… basically endless hours of entertainment for a nerd/bored person like myself. Now, unless you live under a  rock you’ve probably heard my precious Netflix is raising its prices starting in September. Not by a lot in absolute terms, but an increase of almost 60% on some plans. Now this news was DEVASTATING when I learned of it a few days ago. My initial reaction went something like this:

HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME?! This is a terrible injustice! It’s un-American! Practically against our Constitution! You’re going to try and wrench even MORE of my precious few dollars from my fun-employed, post-grad hands?! It’s not like I even really want to dvds by mail anyway. They take almost 2 days sometimes, which is a lifetime when I’m waiting on that next disc ya know. I’ll just take my “Friends” viewing business somewhere else if you want me to start actually paying for them by mail. It’s not like I really NEED to see half of the stuff on my queue, anyway! I only added it because I could and that damn little add button is so convenient. If you’re going to further GOUGE my pocketbook, can you at least get all my favorite things on STREAMING for Christ’s sake?! It’s really a travesty I have to wait for the House season 5 finale, and all of  Boston Legal and The West Wing.  If you ever pull Glee from streaming, we are REALLY done. And just when I’d learned how to pronounce “queue” correctly and found that 3 month old Avatar dvd in the snuggler… Doesn’t Blockbuster have a similar service now that they filed for chapter 11? Yeah, definitely looking into other services. TAKE THAT!

After my mild hissyfit panic attack, I started to read WHY my precious Netflix was doing this (licensing costs, efforts to have better offerings, attempting to cover costs better, etc). Although I was still thumping mad, I began to feel a little bad for my poor friend. I had been too quick to judge and too hasty to anger. I would simply downgrade my plan a little to fit my (nonexistent) budget and call it square. Started to become excited for what Netflix could begin to offer me instantly when I realized a bombshell:

SOUTH KOREA DOESN’T HAVE NETFLIX

My world stopped turning and I realized I wouldn’t have to worry about the price hikes anymore. I’d have to look into actually cancelling my account until I return to the US. And have to look into bootlegged copies of movies and other potentially illegal streaming sites (jk I’d never do that).

How much am I going to miss Netflix while I’m there?! SO MUCH! What will become of my preferences and suggestions! A whole new travesty emerged.

In order to try and preserve my meticulously maintained queue and preferences, I wanted to copy and save them somewhere (why not my public online journal of sorts, eh?)

They’re actually pretty funny and scarily accurate! So here are my “taste created preferences” row descriptors from my Netflix home, in their entirety:

Romantic Showbiz Dramas
LOGO Gay & Lesbian TV Shows
Emotional Biographical Gay and Lesbian
Inspiring Underdog Movies based on real life
Feel-good Magical Children & Family Movies
Witty British TV Shows
Critically-acclaimed Crime Movies based on a book
Exciting Conspiracy TV Shows
Nature & Ecology TV Documentaries
Business Social & Cultural Documentaries
Mind-bending Independent Mysteries
Steamy Foreign Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead
Gritty Thrillers based on contemporary literature
Violent Suspenseful Drug Movies

Reading these, I’m slightly worried everyone is going to think I’m a strong feministic lesbian brit-hipster with CSI ambitions and a chip on her shoulder. I’m none of the above, I promise (half-kidding)

I just have spastic varied interests and spend way too much time watching Netflix… while I still can…

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Oh, you doooooooo?

If you haven’t seen “Bridesmaids” yet, you need to RUN TO THE THEATER NOW AND SEE IT. It’ll make your abs hurt from laughing so hard. Seriously, it nearly de-throned Moulin Rouge of its coveted title of my “all-time favorite movie of all time”

It’s THAT good.

Like, I NEVER pay to go see movies. I can wait for the netflix or redbox copy in most cases. But not this movie, I’ve paid to see it TWICE. And I have plans to go again next week. It’s THAT good.

See for yourself:

Seriously, RUN TO THE THEATER NOW. FASTER.

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Badass Baz

Love this tribute to Baz Luhrmann’s films. He is such a phenomenal director–no wonder he’s my favorite!

Did I mention I’m so excited he’s director the Gatsby remake?! Yeah, you probably had no idea.

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Dolce Far Niente

I just finished Eat Pray Love and, let me say, I thought it was beautiful. Julia Roberts did a phenomenal job, per usual.

I have not read the book, unfortunately (now on my amazon wish list…) but i thought the story was brilliant and inspiring.  I envy Liz’s courage to up and leave her life to find herself. With everything I’ve been considering and feeling lately, this story really made me want to travel and truly experience life–immerse myself in the unknown….

“In the end, I’ve come to believe in something I call “The Physics of the Quest.” A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.”

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These are perfect!

YOU MUST CLICK THIS LINK!

http://greenweddingshoes.com/the-notebook-inspired-engagement-photos/

I DIED when I saw this article!

Seriously, the photos are so romantic!

This couple looks so in love!

I love the old-fashioned touches, especially the sepia and the black and white. And the rain!

There are a ton of gorgeous photos all over this site! Check it out! I spent about 20 minutes clicking around myself.

Now, excuse me while I go watch “The Notebook” for the bajillionth time….

“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. “

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My mind is being blown

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”

Sylvia Plath

I’m watching “The Universe” while doing my homework and I am FASCINATED (and not very productive)

There is so much to know in the world and it’s overwhelming to realize I’ll never know everything I want to.

I would love to go to school for the rest of my life and learn about everything: science, literature, history, laws, languages, religion…. everything. I wish. Can that be a job? I want to be a career student.

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