About six and a half years ago my father pointed out a neat insert that came with my DVD player for a service called Netflix. At the time, the epiphany light bulb didn't go off for me. Having recently purchased several DVDs that I'll probably only watch once (and have to move/store), that light bulb finally went off.
I'm starting off with the 1 DVD at-a-time unlimited for the month plan. Right now, I see only being able to watch one DVD a weekend. If I assume about $15 per new release DVD, I'm saving a bunch of money (maybe more than $30 per month). And, I don't have to find a new place to put them. I think the next step is to go through my DVD collection. I'm considering selling off some of my "one watch wonders" on Amazon's Marketplace. Even if I sell them for only a few dollars, it's a few more dollars than I had - along with freeing up space.
All in all, I think I'm getting more for my money by joining Netflix. I don't think it's a stretch to say it's financially responsible entertainment.
Posted: December 29, 2007
- Mischief Managed
I embarked on a quest to read the entire Harry Potter series in late July. It was a wonderful quest that I wish I had tried sooner.
August 17, 2007
- Holding My Breath
My motherboard failed and now I'm trying to retrieve my data. The first hard drive enclosure didn't fit it so I have to try again.
August 11, 2007
- Some Fuchsia and White
This week I chose a holographic medium pink/fushsia and paired it with a white shimmer. The choice of white polish turned out to be ironic when it actually matched well with a play I attended the same day.
August 04, 2007
- A little lavender and blue
A combination of blue and lavender nail polish for the week.
July 29, 2007
- We may have a winner?
Over the last few weeks I have had great results with Essie's 3-way Glaze. It's helping with my nail polish hobby.
July 22, 2007
- Essie Looking Promising
A new nail base coat is looking very promising after one week of trying. I also increased my polish collection thanks to a promo.
July 13, 2007
- Fairly MIA Lately
The last five months have been packed with craziness from vacations to job changes to jury duty.
July 08, 2007
- Iffy Pricing Tactics At The Gas Station
A quiet change in pricing gas (discount for cash) has ruffled feathers in town. It all just seems iffy.
June 02, 2007
- Contact Lens Solution Recalled
The contact lens solution that I use has been recalled. Now I need to contact my eye doctor for next steps and a recommendation on a new product.
May 26, 2007
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this week's OPI colors (July 22)
on fingers: divine from the Designer Series (fuchsia)
on toes: Fit For A Queensland (white)