Wednesday, December 8, 2010

We Used to Wait for It...

I used to be the kind of person who watched the up-coming releases for records and books with excited anticipation. Tuesdays meant a definite visit to the record shop to snatch up just stocked albums. I'd mark my calendar with the date of the newest title by a favorite author months in advance. Movies were an event to see opening weekend. That's the way it was, but I must admit, I rarely do any of those things these days.

It's possible I'm just getting old, but typically that phrase implies a lack of interest. That's not the case for me. I still keep track and get excited for new releases, I just don't feel that need to have something the first second that I can.

In this age of endless entertainment, I wonder if the concept of 'must have' or 'eagerly awaited' can even apply. I remember when there used to be midnight sales with lines around the corner. Though that still happens, it's takes a phenomenon to get those doors open at midnight and even then it's kind of lackluster crowds. These days, if I have to wait a day, a week, or even a month for something, there is plenty else to distract me from it.

Is there such a thing as entertainment overload?


  1. My son and I went to a midnight opening for the final Harry Potter book in 07. We read through the chapter titles together than read the first chapter out loud. It was great.

    Its all about finding that one thing.


  2. I'm definately slower as I get older. But the excitement is still there.

  3. Just wondering if your title of the blog post is a reference to the arcade fire song? I love that song.