Monday, February 1, 2010

Movies, monotony, and mending

The bright side to being sick is that it forces me to slow down. I'm not sure why I need a reason to relax, but being sick certainly gives me a great excuse. We are all feeling a lot better now and I made the right decision to cancel my San Francisco trip and stay home.

I did a whole lot of nothing this weekend and it felt great! The couch has a slight indentation in it where I parked my behind, the scarf I'm knitting (my second project) is double in size, and I was able to get caught up on a few movies. Oh, bliss.

E and C went to see Avatar on Saturday night while M and I stayed home to watch The Happening (not much happened in that movie, but I'll watch Mark Wahlberg in anything). Avatar is apparently eye candy with not much substance: visually spectacular, cheesy dialogue, vapid plot. I'd still like to see it on the big screen. E and C enjoyed it and said the special effects were worth the 162 minutes.

Yesterday I watched Paranormal Activity during the sunny daylight hours. It was creepy and certainly played upon all of my childhood fears (and maybe a few of my adult ones). I suppose it would have been brilliant if Blair Witch hadn't already introduced us to the faux documentary genre.

I also caught 3/4 of Revolutionary Road which was thought provoking but thoroughly depressing.

I managed to get out of the house for a few hours on Saturday to attend a memorial service. Unfortunately, two of our older neighbors passed away within a week of each other. Each left behind their wives of 60 years. Both were very active until the last year of their lives. It was sad to say goodbye to them yet joyful to reflect on their lives. May they both rest in peace.

What did you do this weekend?!


  1. I wasn't even sick but wanted to slow down and curl up this weekend! I think it is just what happens in winter. Feel better soon! You deserve some rest.

  2. Hope you are feeling better and glad you were able to relax. Yea, the happening wasn't really happening for me either. I usually like all of his movies, but this one was a bit too boring. I just saw the trailer for The Werewolf last night...and am waiting anxiously to see that!

  3. Tried to get the boy into his big boy bed. It did not go well! ah!

    I didn't like Avatar that much for basically the reason's you listed. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen for the special effects but I found myself rather bored during parts of it and wondering when it would end. I'm also not a huge fan of 3D. I'm probably the only person in the world that didn't like it. haha!

  4. sorry to hear you're not feeling well. couch time can be nice.

    i actually saw avatar with my husband -- our first movie since batman returns (or whatever it's called). i really liked it. very "pocohontas" but entertaining and that's what i like in a movie. i don't want to cry or be freaked out, i want to be entertained.

    are you going to the kidoinfo event next week?

    feel better!



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