What began as a trickle, a couple of dvd's a month and mostly rentals, has been swept aside by a deluge. 10 -20 dvd's a month, all purchase, all mine, all of the time. This habit has driven me to economize. In the past, I'd flit about carefree in my pursuit. Why buy Entrapment this week at the new release/loss leader price of $17 when I can seize it the following week at $29.99? No longer...I've scheduled the calendar in my cell phone to vibrate on the preceding week's Tuesday as a reminder for the following week's release day. I'll be getting a pleasant buzz every Tuesday for the next six months. What's on your calendar? When posed with that question, I'll respond with Mulholland Drive (4/9), The Others (5/14), Chungking Express (5/28), Real Genius (6/11), and Amelie (7/16) (...only highlights - far, far too many to list). When I witness a look of bewilderment wash over their faces, I crawl away with my understanding that I am still a subversive, a weirdo in this 'normal' world ('...why do you have to buy so many movies when you only watch 'em once??!!! Why not spend your money like the rest of us, on booze and pull-tabs at the corner trough?). That leper's crawl has morphed into a confident gait capped with a wry grin - I've entered into a secret netherworld, where members are nurtured by film and are driven by the need to own that which they cherish the most. Are you as drunk as I am with this digital ambrosia? Or are these merely existential musings of a delusional digital recluse? Nahh...although this could all be Pavlovian. I am beginning to love the Tuesday buzz.