Okay, so I am not the swiftest or the most cutting edge when it comes to technology. But even I am absolutely disappointed with myself about this one.
After a day and a half of trying to figure out how to get my laptop to work on our wireless network, I finally got the damn thing to work. With no help for HC, to be sure. As I was sitting here wasting time on a rainy day surfing the interweb, I decided to update my NetFlix queue.
See, my NetFlix queue is a hot mess. I can’t tell you how many times movies will come, they will sit here for weeks on end, only to be sent back to NetFlix without having been viewed. I’ve been trying to figure out what I’ve been doing wrong with my list, and I think I’ve figured it out. I don’t update it. I willy-nilly add movies without any thought to when the movies are coming in, what movies are coming together, and the like. So on more than one occasion I’ve gotten two Holocaust documentaries or two over-the-top, kill-me-now dramas arriving at the same time. For those of you who have been keeping up with the blog, the last thing I’ve needed in my life has been over-the-top, kill-me-now dramas – let alone two of them.
So knowing that I just sent back two discs and that two new discs will be on the way, I decided to review my queue. Immediately, I see the problem. Two scary dramas were set to come together – Gone, Baby, Gone and something else. Clearly, this had to be changed. So I moved Shameless up in the queue (note: Shameless is an outstanding BBC America series that SC recommended. I get like one in seven jokes because I can’t understand the British accent, but still – thoroughly enjoyable) and moved a few other things around.
Then I decided to look around a bit. That’s when it hit me. You can watch movies instantly through NetFlix.
Okay, so it’s not that I didn’t know this was possible. I just never look into the instant movies with any attention. But today I looked around and I am hooked. It’s like the day I heard of YouTube or the day I got TiVo. Life changing moments. Truly.
Did you know that NetFlix has a whole instant viewing section dedicated to the Logo channel?! Good G-d, how did I not know this?! I spent this rainy day watching Logo documentaries such as gay siblings and gay rugby. I mean, can a Saturday get better than that?! The answer, in case you’re wondering, is NO; absolutely not.
So if you haven’t used the instant view feature on NetFlix, run – don’t walk – to your computer and get searching. I know I will do the same. And I will try very hard not to be too disappointed in AM and myself for not realizing this NetFlix gem while in Omaha. When we were spending money at the exorbitantly expensive Blockbuster. Instead I will focus on the joy that this little feature will bring to my life now.
I love the internets!