Another day of my life wasted

I wanted to go out to the store today and get some real food…and just get out of the house, but it snowed again. Not much, but enough to make things white or wet. It killed any motivation I had to go outside.

…and then my cable modem went wonky for large chunks of time. That killed any online productivity. Kind of a shame since I was a bit motivated after I woke up.

Jody and Michi are coming by on Friday to help with the Renamon costume again. I’ll have the foam all cut by then. Hopefully we’ll be able to make some progress. The only part of the costume that’s actually done is the paws. …and there’s only two months before Anime North.

I think I mentioned it before, but I’ve been working on labeling my videotapes. I haven’t made much progress in the last few days though. The process goes a bit like this:

  1. Pick a video tape from the unlabeled pile.
  2. Put it in the VCR.
  3. Write down what’s on it.
  4. Watch a little, fast forward a little.
  5. Write down what else is on it.
  6. After going through ten tapes, print up face and spine labels.
  7. Repeat.

Unfortunately, step 4 takes longer than it should. I end up watching stuff…or at least parts of stuff. More than just the episode’s title. At least my completed pile is larger than the unlabeled pile.
I’ve got the completed tapes stacked vertically. The Sailor Moon fansub, MST3K, and Transformers stacks are pretty darn high. I think the MST3K pile will be the tallest once I go through the rest of the tapes.

As I was going through one of the MST3K tapes, I realized I hadn’t seen it since I originally taped it. It made me wonder when the next time I’d see it would be. When would be the next time I would go through most of those tapes? Some episodes (like “Manos: The Hands of Fate”, “Mitchell”, and the last episode) are classics that I’ve already watched a few times…but most of these don’t really stand out. Will I ever get an urge to watch episodes that aren’t that memorable like “The Rebel Set” or “The Sinister Urge” or will they sit unwatched until the tapes are destroyed or recorded over? Maybe when I’m in my late 60’s I’ll sit back in my Lay-Z-Boy and watch them.

March 21, 2002

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