this is why procrastinators shouldn’t use netflix

I watched The Kite Runner tonight, a movie I’ve been putting off seeing for 2 years. Read the book 3 years ago and had the chance to attend a preview of the film while I was in Las Vegas (Fall of 2007) but I didn’t. I put the disk on my Netflix queue and it arrived…back in November! Yes, it took me FIVE months to watch it. Couple of reasons:

1. The downstairs DVD player is a bit wonky and I can’t figure out if it’s completely died because I can’t get the thingamajig open to put a disk in. I dread pulling the whole thing out to diagnose it.
2. With the downstairs DVD player out of commission it means the only DVD player is up in my bedroom. I don’t typically want to watch a movie there because I like to eat and drink during movies and I don’t eat or drink in my bedroom.
3. My DVR is always packed full of goodies and it prevents me from watching my DVD’s from Netflix. This may sound silly, but I feel a sense of accomplishment when I get that DVR list down to 4 shows or less. Like I’ve really DONE something great. Don’t want to do laundry or organize my dirty desk, but damnit, I’ll watch 3 episodes of Heroes in a row and consider it a day well spent!

So today found me sick and sniffling and I deemed this afternoon a good time for a movie. I spent my morning in class (last one for 2 weeks!) and then came home and took a 3 or 4 hour nap. Knowing I had to get up at some point so that I could go BACK to bed tonight it seemed like a good time for The Kite Runner. Excellent movie by the way…I was just a bit shocked when I logged into Netflix to see what the next movie is that I’ll get and saw the estimated arrival date for The Kite Runner listed as “11/26/08″.

Excuse me now, I need to go watch 3 episodes of Chuck and clear ‘em off of my DVR in order to really consider this a productive day.

2 Responses to “this is why procrastinators shouldn’t use netflix”

  1. Diety says:

    A day well spent for me is watching at least 5 episodes of 24 so I know your pain. I just can’t live without my daily Jack Bauer Power Hour. I actualy feel the bigger sense of accomplishment after watching all the episodes waiting for me than after working out for 2-3 hours.

  2. Nick Norris says:

    HAHA, this is soo funny. I have been subscribed to Netflix for (I think) about 3 years or so. In that time, I think I have watched MAYBE 10 movies from them. I always tell myself that I should cancel, but I justify not cancelling by looking in my queue and seeing what’s coming up.

    BTW, Chuck is the GREATEST show ever (IMO)!!!