I admit, having a laptop is doing wonders for my laziness. It's doing absolutely zero for my social life. But this is where I want to be.
I finally watched my Netflix movies. Not bad. Only took me six weeks. I had to polish them to get through the thick layer of dust they had gathered. But I wasn't completely impressed with the movies I had. So, three more came today. Normally that would be exciting, right? Yeah, well instead, I'm a little nervous.
I went out on a limb and put Lolita at the top of my queue. Everyone seems so intrigued by the story. We all know what it means when we refer to the Lolita Syndrome. It's been the talk of controversy since the book was written. The positive reviews are outstanding. The only (few) negative reviews I could find were consistently in comparison to the book and/or the earlier film. I couldn't find one negative review about the subject matter.
I just want to see what the big fricken deal is. We'll see if I can put my personal opinions/reactions aside while watching a grown man fall in love with a 12-year-old girl. Ha! Argh! Already my judgments are rising.
To keep the balance - and to be sure I wouldn't kill anyone in a fit of rage - I also got two comedies. One stand-up performance by Ellen DeGeneres. And the bubblegum pop-movie 13 Going On 30. I'm not necessarily looking forward to that one. But sometimes a little mindlessness is beneficial.
Speaking of mindlessness...I neglected to mention that I bought [yes, purchased] a few DVDs - pre-owned of course. One of my choices surprised me a little. But I remember really enjoying the humor, (plus the dim-wit) and sensitivity of the characters in 50 First Dates. Talk about a no-brainer. It's one of those movies I could put on in the background all day - like Airplane! or Superstar!
I bought two other DVDs. Hmm ... I'm not gonna tell you what they are. So, you tell me! The first person to guess both of the other two DVD-movies I purchased gets an autographed Teaser CD.
edit - I had an obvious hint in here before I posted the entry. But I removed it ... uhh, because it seemed obvious. But someone wants a hint. So, here it is ... are you ready? HINT : read my journal.