The time for Hodgepodge has come around again, and this time I’m ahead of the game! I haven’t posted anything else on the blog in the last week, but I haven’t had much to say either. So that being said, let’s go with the randomness!
1. Describe love using all five senses.
Oooh, this could be interesting. Hmmmmm.
See: When your soul lightens upon seeing the one you love
Smell: That unique scent that no one else has
Taste: Just tastes better when shared with a love one
Hear: The one voice that after all this time can still make you melt
Touch: That ability to tell without even looking that the one you love has brushed up against you, but you still know who it is
In a word, no. I had no idea.
In 2001 I was in my late 20s and working two, sometimes 3 jobs. Full time during the day, restaurant and catering gigs at night. Watching the news was not much of a priority. The events of 9/11 changed that a bit, but after a few weeks of coverage I couldn’t take the bad news anymore and started watching the Food Network non-stop (a behavior repeated after the Virginia Tech massacre but even more intense). So I don’t remember the shockwave that rocked New England when The Boston Globe broke the Catholic Church sex scandal.
Fast forward to 2016. I went to the movies with a friend, and she is one that will enjoy some of the more cerebral films with me (unlike the chick flick tradition I have with my mom on New Years Day). We started with lunch, then watched Star Wars again (for both of us), and then walked across the parking lot to the Criterion theater to watch Spotlight. Continue reading
Continuing the tradition, year 4:
Did I support the Fascist Media (i.e., did I go to the movies) in 2015? Yes, although nowhere near as much as I have in past years. Darned study schedule.
Here’s the list of those that I saw in the theater in 2015. Not ones I watched at home or ones I rented, just ones I sat in a squeaky seat and dealt with zero parking and idiot people smacking me in the head as they get up mid-movie. Here are the ones I paid money for:
- St. Vincent
- Divergent: Insurgent
- Age of Adeline
- Woman in Gold
- A Walk In The Woods
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Pitch Perfect 2
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Movies on my “I still want to see” list from last year that I’m trying to get through: Continue reading
Continuing the tradition, year 3:
Did I support the Fascist Media (i.e., did I go to the movies) in 2014? Yep. As often as possible. Here’s the list of those that I saw in the theater in 2014. Not ones I watched at home or ones I rented, just ones I sat in a squeaky seat and dealt with teen texters. Here are the ones I paid money for:
- Lee Daniels’ The Butler
- Thor: The Dark World
- Saving Mr. Banks
- The Monuments Men
- The Amazing Spiderman 2
- Million Dollar Arm
- X-Men, Days of Future Past
- Wish I Was Here
- The Hundred Yard Journey
- How to Train Your Dragon 2
It occurs to me that I only paid full price for about three of these, it was mostly a “What’s at the Byrd this week” kind of year. Which is sad. There are still a lot I want to see, but time just didn’t work out for me this year. I got a lot more budget conscious, as there was a brief bout of unemployment and a lot of catching up still to do. But it was a good movie year! I still have a lot on my Tivo that were released earlier in the year but then have made it to cable: Continue reading
I’ve done it for two years, so why not keep it up for three. . . .
Did I support the Facist Media (i.e., did I go to the movies) in 2013? Yep. As often as possible. Here’s the list of those that I saw in the theater in 2013. Not ones I watched at home or ones I rented, just ones I sat in a squeaky seat and dealt with teen texters. A surprisingly short list this year, but not surprising given the problems my mother has had and my attempts to study for the Series 7. And for the most part, many of the movies that I wanted to see were only playing in my hometown for about a week. Essentially, if it wasn’t a zombie movie or something that had a superhero overtone, it didn’t play for long here. This also explains why the list of films that I still want to see is extensive for 2013. So here are the ones I paid money for: Continue reading
I never knew Lou Holtz could be so funny. I’ve watched him for years, and generally think he’s a nit wit. But I’m watching the extras in the movie The Blind Side and he was talking about how he originally only had one line in the movie. And was slated for a 12 hour call. So he knew he could get more lines in there. Then, talking about Houston Nutt, a former player under Lou Holtz and a former co-coach with Holtz, Holtz said “He wasn’t particularly fast, as a matter of fact if he got in a race with a pregnant mother he’d come in third, but he could throw the ball very very well.”
I’m sorry, that just cracked me up.
Warner Brothers just came out with a box set of the 100 films you must own. It’s a fantastic film collection, but I was trying to figure out if it was worth supplementing my collection. I instead decided to try to see what movies I have already seen. At least half on a collection like this should be considered art school, right? Not a waste of time? Aside from a woeful lack of study in the 1930s to 1960s, I’ve done well, right?
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