Monday, December 24, 2012

No, Seriously, I'm Here Now

     Okay, so remember back on December 4 when I said I was back? Yeah, well, that didn't go as planned because obviously it has been twenty days (Happy . . . Merry? . . . Christmas Eve by the way, guys) since I gave an update on here. I've never done the whole New Year's Resolution thingy bajig, but I think I'll be doing one this year.

Be Organized!

     Geesh, never in my life have I ever had this much trouble be organized and on time. It's driving me nuts! I have to be organized or I do not function well (as evidence by my lack of posting on here, having time to watch my wonderful classic films, and in general, live in my own world). School and work has taken me by storm and I had the brilliant idea of getting sick . . . again. However, I should be in the clear now. I'm done with math. Kaput. Finito. I no longer have to endure Economics. Shabam! I can, at last, relax. The first semester is over . . . and oh, Dear God since the world didn't end this past Friday (I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this), I only have . . . gasp . . . five more months of seniorhood and I am . . . bigger gasp . . . graduating. Done with high school. Given a firm boot to the rear end and thrust into the real world. Oh. God. Can I pretty, pretty please go back in time and start over again? I don't want to pass Go. I don't want to collect.


     Fine. Don't let me. Make me have to face that cruel and unforgiving thing called life. I love you, too.

Anyways . . .

     So, lets see, what did I promise in my last post? Ah, yes, I remember, my Wish List. Well, people, since we live in the technology generation and since my parents were most definitely not born in the technology generation and since Barnes and Noble decided not to have the classic films which I desperately wanted, I know exactly what I'm getting for Christmas since I had to order them from Amazon. Does that deter me in the slightest? Does that make me any less excited than I would have been if I had given my mother a list and sent her off to Barnes and Noble by herself and hope that she find them? No. It does not. Believe me. I'm still itching to get my hands on them.
     And here, ladies and gentlemen, are my little goodies that I have to wait twenty-four more hours to get my hands on:

    Dean. Need I say more? I didn't think so.
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    Three Sailors & A Girl
    I needed more Gordon in my life. You
    can never have too much of him.
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    Tea And Sympathy [Remaster]
    At last! It's mine! BWAHAHAHAHA!
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    To put my love for this film into words is
    nearly impossible. When I saw this was at last
    on DVD, I got a little misty eyed.
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    Battle Circus
    Bogie and June Allyson. Bogie and June Allyson!
    Together. In a picture. Together.
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    The Glenn Miller Story
    Broke down and finally got this at
    Barnes and Noble.
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    I got the King at Walmart.
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    San Francisco
    This was on my to-own list, but I wasn't necessarily
    looking to buy it and own it just now, but Clark here is
    under the Christmas tree, waiting for me.
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    TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Doris Day (Calamity Jane / Please Don't Eat the Daisies / Love Me or Leave Me / Romance on the High Seas)
    For some unknown reason, because I always remember
    what film I do and do not have, I forgot that I
    already had Calamity Jane. 3/4 though ain't bad.
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     My mom also bought me a Western set with John Wayne pictures and a Richard Widmark picture, but I can't find a photo of it, and I don't remember what the exact title of the product is, but I know that I got me some westerns to look forward to.

My Cyber Monday Buy

     I also said that I would share my Cyber Monday buy that was just too perfect I couldn't resist and one that nearly brought me to tears:

The Complete Thin Man Collection (The Thin Man / After the Thin Man / Another Thin Man / Shadow of the Thin Man / The Thin Man Goes Home / Song of the Thin Man / Alias Nick and Nora)
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     There it is. In all it's glory, The Complete Thin Man Collection. $17.99. I snatched this baby up so fast it was unreal. I wasn't about to risk me missing this buy especially since it had been sitting on $59.92 for a very long time. If you do the math, or better yet, let Amazon do the math for you that's a 70% discount. I surely thought it would go back up after Cyber Monday was over, but I just checked and it's still the same $17.99 so if you want this, need this like I did, I'd go ahead and buy it if I were you. Make it your late Christmas present to yourself. You honestly can't get much better than this.
     Well, there we are. Before the year is up, I'll have a Tin Pan Alley up. And I promise, no more super long hiatuses from me; I don't like them. Also, in January, I'll be starting the Star of the Month again.


azw596 said...

Thanks, Runell, for this great and entertaining Christmas Eve post! Enjoy all of your goodies, and good luck trying to stay organised now, with all these treats to enjoy! Have a very Merry Christmas!

silverscreenings said...

THE COMPLETE THIN MAN SERIES FOR ONLY $17.99?!!!! I am so jealous!

Happy Holidays! :)

Page said...

Don't beat yourself up on not being organized. I've finally accepted that I'll never be.

You found some cool DVD's and great prices. I gave my DVD player away recently since I never watch them. I can barely clear my DVR of classic films one day a month. (That should be my NY's resolution.)

Happy New Year to you and enjoy your classic films.