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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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The Voice

I’m SO excited for this show!

I’ve gotten real tired of American Idol (who hasn’t?!). In my opinion, Kelly is the ONLY real Idol.

Currently watching and i think its phenomenal! SO entertaining! Xtina is the ultimate diva. Cee-Lo knows his stuff. Blake’s country strong. Adam Levine is….. yumm.

And WHERE can I get me one of them spinning chairs?! #need

I think this show is gonna be added to my weekly viewing schedule…. (putting it in my outlook as I type this)

What do you guys think? Does the show have staying power??

Also, you must watch the video for the new Maroon 5 song “Never Gonna Leave This Bed”

Swoon-worthy to say the least

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“It’s a common belief that positive thinking leads to a happier healthier life. As children we are told to smile, be cheerful, and put on a happy face. As adults we are told to look on the bright side, to make lemonade, and see glasses as half full. Sometimes reality can get in the way of our ability to act the happy part though. Your health can fail, boyfriends can cheat, friends can disappoint. It’s in these moments, when you just want to get real, drop the act, and be your true scared unhappy self.”

–Meredith Grey

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SATC Wisdom

Flipping channels, I caught the tail end of a SATC episode and this line:

“Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”

How is SJP so wise??

Now watching: Cinderella

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GG

It’s often said that no matter the truth, people see what they want to see. Some people might take a step back and find out they were looking at the same big picture all along. Some people might see that their lies have almost caught up to them. Some people may see what was there all along. And then there are those other people, the ones who run as far as they can, so they don’t have to look at themselves. And as for me, I can see clearly now. XOXO, GG

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XOXO

It’s easy to think the world is exactly as it appears. Refined. Elegant. Imposing. But sometimes all it takes is a little key to open the door to the wild side… XOXO, GG

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