I got a late start this morning due to a couple of unavoidable factors. Factor one? I’m almost to the end of Rise of the Tomb Raider on XBox One and I may or may not have stayed up really late shooting arrows at a variety of assholes that were all trying to harm Lara Croft. Factor two? My wife wasn’t feeling well this morning and when she sleeps in, it becomes a prison sentence of “hold me” that neither of us wants to leave.
Here I am, though, fresh from the gym and jumping into my day.
This past weekend, I had to put together a playlist of songs for my 42nd birthday party that included songs about science fiction and FROM science fiction movies and television. In doing so, I went onto iTunes and bought a few new songs and albums to round out the list. Here’s a snapshot of some of the albums/songs:
So what am I doing right now? Listening to them. All of them.
I have this issue with buying something that never gets used. I have seen friends that buy albums, blu-rays, DVDs, games, etc. and then see them sit on shelf in shrink wrap. Years ago I vowed to not do that anymore – and I have always made it a point to open each disc, and listen/watch/play/read.
Otherwise, it’s just taking up space – you know?
When Shannon and I moved into our apartment on the beach last year, we sacrificed space for location. At that point, I took the next step into compression of space: digital media. We sold off most of our blu-rays, CDs, and DVD (Amazon and eBay) and I began the work of building up our digital library. To date: our iTunes movie collection is up to 123 movies.
SIDE NOTE: I’m listening to the motion picture soundtrack to the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy while typing this, and I *totally* forgot that they put the theme from the 1981 TV series in here. VERY cool. After watching bits of the series on the wall at my party this past weekend, Shannon has actually asked to watch it again. She’s a pretty hoopy frood.
Back to the story: so, yeah, I have 123 movies in our iTunes collection. The core of these started when I was still collecting blu-rays that came with digital copies, but I have since just opted to buy films I want directly/digitally. We recently got a few more movies (via sales and gifts) that still need watching/re-watching:
- Disney’s The Jungle Book
- The Incredibles
- The Godfather
- The Godfather Part II
- The Godfather Part III
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Inside Out
- Disney’s Cinderella (live action)
- The Wolverine
- The Social Network
- Dirty Dancing
- Once Upon a Time in the West (which I owe an opinion to Chris Duplis about)
- Star Trek: Insurrection (currently watching)
- Star Trek: Nemesis
- Star Trek (2009)
- Star Trek Into Darkness
The last four (Star Trek movies) are the films I watch while on the elliptical machine at the gym. I have been watching them all since I got them as a set on sale. (I’m a sucker for a good iTunes sale.) After that, I’ll re-watch the Godfather movies at the gym – because nothing says working out like “leave the gun, take the cannoli”.
To make matters worse? I have to find time in the next ten days to also watch the three Star Wars movies again (because, you know, there’s only three) before The Force Awakens.
For those of you wondering: all this time in front of a TV is usually spent with my laptop open doing social media related work for Green Mustard Entertainment. Mindless multitasking while being entertained.
There you go, folks. A minor snapshot into my brain today. Now: back to work…