Random Factoid #526

5 01 2011

Some of you all might have noticed … well, a lag in posting.  I can explain myself, so let me do that now.  It’s attributable to two things.

First, I’m burnt out.  Here in a few weeks, I will have officially spent a year and a half blogging, which is great – but also really exhausting.  I won’t pretend like I do it every day; like any prudent organizer, I plan ahead and write stuff ahead of time so I can take a break every once in a while when I need it.

But the last two weeks have been especially tiresome with trying to finish up as many 2010 reviews as possible all while doing my “10 for ’10” series, which seemed to go over quite well.  So thank you all for that, but after all that, I needed some time to vegetate.  I go through “watching” stages and “writing” stages, a series of days where I feel like doing nothing but one activity when I have the free time.  But after trying to do both simultaneously, I just really needed to go into a prolonged “watching” phase.

Which brings me to my second point.  For over a year and a half, I have deprived myself somewhat of reading books but mostly of watching television so that I could diligently blog about movies.  But I miss watching TV shows.  I love “The Office,” I love “30 Rock,” and I love “Lost” – but I love movies so much that I put those shows down to provide better content here.

At the beginning of 2011, I looked at my 80-title Netflix instant queue and saw nothing I wanted to watch.  I looked at my 10 titles on loan from the library and saw nothing I wanted to watch.  I looked at my TiVo and saw nothing I wanted to watch.

But then, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I wanted to watch “The Office.”  All of it that I’d missed.  So that’s what I’ve been doing.  Excuse my indulgence, but after a year and a half of nothing but movies, I think I owe it to myself to watch something I want to watch.  I’m taking back charge of my viewing preferences, and at least for now, I’m not going to let this blog override my natural instincts.

Random Factoid #259

13 04 2010

Before I started movie blogging, I watched four TV shows religiously: “Lost,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” and “SNL.”  But I now feel an obligation to spend whatever free time I have watching movies – after all, I don’t write a TV blog.

This year, I have watched two episode of the final season of “Lost” and only caught clips of “SNL” on Hulu.  Much to my chagrin, I haven’t watched a single episode of “30 Rock” or “The Office.”  The sacrifices I make for you all.

Although it is worth noting that I have started watching occasional episodes of “Modern Family” on Hulu in recent weeks.  Mainly because of this promo shown during the Oscars:

“Cloudy with a Chance of the Meatballs!”
“This means one word!”