It finally happened

Well to be exact I kinda thought it would happen, but I didn't think it would happen so SOON. remember that little new year's resolution I have? The one where I want to watch every movie I have in Alphabetical order? Yeah well I have watched my way through Batman Begins, which is good since it is so far into my list that I am still on pace to get this accomplished in time. Or I should say, I would be still on pace if I hadn't become me recently.

Let me explain. Since the inception of the movies challenge I have seen 16 movies. That was a great pace with me owning just 119 right? Just a little over 100 movies to go and not even a quarter of the way through the year.

Well I now own 135 movies.

In the last month and a half I have added 16 movies to my collection. I am back to square one!!!!!! Honestly I knew that I was going to be adding movies to my collection throughout the year. I even discussed it with the rules. I just didn't realize the freakish pace with which I would be adding movies to my collection. That's an average of 2.67 movies purchased a week! At this pace I will wind up adding a little over 144 movies to my collection by the end of the year. that's insane! What's worse is I am not sure I can stop myself. I mean my favorite thing to do is go to an electronic store or a video store and find cheap movies that I absolutely love and that I need to add to my collection. It's ingrained in me to ask for movies for holidays or birthdays. It is the one thing people know I would appreciate as a gift, almost as much as money.

So of all those people who questioned why I made such a silly resolution one good thing has already happened because of this silly resolution. I have discovered I have a problem. I knew it existed but I did not know the extent of it. Now that I am aware there is only one thing I can do. I need to control my spending specifically I need to stop buying DVD's. This does not mean you are not allowed to give them to me, I will always accept new movies from friends or complete strangers. Will I actually be able to do this? Probably not, but it is worth a shot.

On a side note her is a short list of movies I have decided I need to own that I don't. Feel free to get them for me.

Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Twelve
Ocean's Thirteen
Conan the barbarian
Silence of the Lambs
Fight Club
The Abyss
Man On The Moon
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Forrest Gump
Batman (Tim Burton)
Batman Returns
Pineapple Express
The Exorcist
Terminator 3
The terminal
The orphanage
In bruges
Son of rambow
The Wackness
Slumdog millionaire
Close encounters
Toy story
Toy story 2
The fall
Iron man
Band of brothers
When Harry Met Sally
2001: A Space Odyssey
Godfather Trilogy
Lethal Weapon 4
Spinal Tap
Animal House
Blues Brothers
Good Will Hunting
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
40 year Old Virgin
Star Wars Saga
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Chasing Amy
Jersey Girl
Zach & Miri Make a Porno
Sixteen candles
American graffiti
Back to the future trilogy
Indiana jones quadrilogy
Wizard of Oz
X-Men Trilogy
Bourne Trilogy

I think it's lists like this that caused me to have this problem in the first place.


Aimee said...

The Orphanage is one of my favorites. Have you seen it yet?

smiles :) said...

well lucky for you, I think the Wizard of Oz is out of print... ;) can't help you with the rest...