When I first saw the slate for this year, I was a bit worried about finishing all the films. I decided that, even with my vacation, if I cut a few categories, I could make a strong push at it.
Unfortunately, two things have happened since then in addition to the fuller vacation schedule than anticipated. Perhaps the biggest blockade is that the failing graphics chip on my laptop seems to crash much more frequently in warm weather, and thus, outside of late nights and early mornings, my computer has a tendency to crash every few minutes. It has crashed nearly a dozen times writing this article (often a few times in a row). Secondly, en route to Mexico, the TSA took one of my bags aside for a "HAZMAT threat," and by the time I received it, everything valuable had been stolen including, most pertinently, my hard drive with all nominated films.
Thanks for tuning in, but I'm signing off to enjoy myself without so much tethering me.