I’ve got quite a few topics that have been brewing around in my head for some time that I’d like to talk about. And since I’m trying to make this blog more organized, I think it would be easier to stick with one subject at a time.
Let’s see what’s next on the agenda. Love? Politics? Religion? Gosh, don’t I sound cultured. Those topics shall wait another day — and surprisingly, I do have something to say on each of them. On love, a quite predictable entry which is probably not worth reading. For politics, I’ve got a nice analogy ready, but otherwise, also predictable. On religion however, that one should be quite different. And yet, now that I’ve said that, it will probably be predictable.
Anyway, it looks like I’m going to instead go with movies. I’ll work backwards, I guess, since this was the most recent idea for an entry I’ve had.
I’ve been home a lot lately since it’s exam time and so I get extra long weekends between exams. I’m kind of torn on whether this (university, that is) is my home or my home is my home. For most of the school year, I spend most of my time at university, but around this time, I’m home-home more often. I’ve become quite endeared to the chicken fingers here — so much so that the ones at home just lack a certain lustre they once had. More importantly, however, is that my computer is here at school. Sure, I bring my laptop home every weekend plus I have access to my mom’s computer — but where are my Firefox bookmarks? My iTunes library? My files?! It’s a bit sad to admit, but home seems to be where the computer is. Sometimes I resent going back home when I find I would get much more done sitting alone in my “prison cell”, coding away merrily, obliviously.
But of course, I’m a born procrastinator and getting things done isn’t always my bag. When I’m at home-home, I like to wander upstairs, see what cookies my mom is baking merely to give away to yet again, see what my brother’s playing on “Rock Band”, abuse the pets, that sort of rot. And sometimes I decide to watch TV, something which rarely happens when my computer is at hand.
What a long-winded explanation. I probably could’ve just cut right to the chase and explained that I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said “fresh” and it had dice in the mirror.
But seriously. Don’t know why I couldn’t have done that in grade 11 English class.
I watched “Jumanji” on Saturday. I’ve seen it many many times before, but not since last millennium. Ruining childhood movies seems to be a hobby of mine, but shockingly, “Jumanji” wasn’t half bad. In fact, it was grrrreat! I don’t know if I ever thought it was funny when I was younger, but I certainly had my share of lols watching it this weekend. At a Robin Williams movie! I laughed at Robin Williams! He hasn’t been funny in ages!
I saw a movie that was on TV a week or so ago with one of the other girls one my floor — “Practical Magic”. As I’m sure you could deduce, it’s about witches. It was absolutely, without a doubt, one of the worst movies I’ve seen. (I don’t count, however, MST3K movies and other bad movies — that’s a different kind of bad. When I say a movie is bad, I’m speaking of mainstream movies that were, well, bad. Like this one.)
However, I have to also exempt this movie from the “bad” list (if there were one) for one simple reason — it’s a kids’ movie. Kids’ movies are allowed to be unrealistic and bad. Kids don’t care. Nor should they!
But then, watching “Jumanji”? Now that’s a kids’ movie too! And while it certainly is unrealistic, it’s funny and interesting. Why should we force kids to watch lowbrow unrealistic crap when we can give them quality unrealistic crap?
Towards the end of the movie, Robin Williams makes a joke about the game “Clue”, which started us talking about the movie “Clue”. I’ve seen it a couple of times before and I remembered there were a few hilarious parts in the ending(s). I like sharing good movies (as well as bad ones too) with other people, and my brother hadn’t seen it before, so we of course had to watch that next (needless to say, I got little done this weekend).
I’m not sure if I was just too young or not paying attention the last time I’d seen it, but again, this time, the movie was hilarious. The final lines of the last two endings were what made me like it in the first place, but there are so many other great lines throughout the film — and ones you can use in everyday conversations too! (That is… if I ever had any… sniff, sniff!)
And so, to make a long story short (too late!)… good movies: good. Bad movies: bad… Thank you.