Sadly, I’m not referring to a backlog of already-written posts that I haven’t published yet. I’m not going to start off every post with some variation of “Sorry I haven’t posted in a while…”, but let me just say that if you’re expecting new content from me daily, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
Anyway, I was cleaning out my closet today. I was forced to remove everything from it because starting tomorrow, my bathroom is going to be remodeled. As I was going through my stuff, I thought about backlog. I really need to go through all of this stuff more thoroughly, and I probably need to throw out a good chunk of it. Unfortunately, with the time constraints (Ready or not, remodeling starts tomorrow), 95% of it just got moved to my guest bedroom. Instead of moving it all back in after the remodeling is done, I just need to sort through it all, a little bit at a time.
I’ve also been thinking about another backlog, movies and TV shows that I want to watch. Currently, I have 53 movies in my Netflix DVD queue. (Yes, I still have the DVD subscription, since there are at least 53 movies that I want to see but aren’t available for streaming.) There are 37 more movies in my streaming queue, plus some miniseries (like some of the Ken Burns documentaries), and some regular TV series. Then there are 30 movies on my DVR that I’ve recorded from the premium movie channels. Then there are the lists of books that I want to read. This is all in addition to my job, various commitments that I’ve made, spending time with family and friends, hobbies, and getting a good night’s sleep.
Every so often, I’ll stumble across an article where someone tries to defend the merits of a movie that isn’t very well regarded, imploring people to go back and take another look at the movie, and not in the MST3K fashion. Right now, I don’t have the time to re-watch the movies that I loved. Why would I set aside time to re-watch a movie that I didn’t like?
So, yeah, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I guess slow and steady is the way to go when it comes to backlogs and lots of other things in life.