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October 11, 2009

imagesOr at least not good enough to keep my attention for more than 45 minutes.

I tried to watch several movies this weekend. I do this every other weekend while the daughter is at her dad’s house for the weekend. I’m usually multi-tasking, folding laundry, surfing the web, picking on the cat, doing my nails, or picking the lint out of my belly button.

Not being able to sit still and just watch the damn movie was ex#1 biggest complaint about me. Okay, not the biggest complaint but it was something that pissed him off enough to actually mention.

I feel guilty when I just stop everything and sit down and watch a movie. I can’t do it. I must be productive and unless I am giving myself a manicure while watching the movie I’m not productive.

I tried to watch several movies this weekend. I didn’t watch one movie from start to finish. Not one.

And I watched what were at one point considered pretty good movies.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I always wanted to read the book but never got around to it. I saw that it was on today, had never seen it before and actually thought to myself “if I watch the movie I don’t have to read the book”  like I was in high school again? I don’t really know.  I got about half way through it and decided that I needed to go and shut off the water outside the house. Right Now. I did come back to it, two hours later (a hell of a long movie by the way) and caught the end so there is no point in watching it again.

Jurassic Park. I’ve actually seen this movie before, many times. I also read the book. I thought I might be able to sit through this since I knew it was a good movie. When what’s-her-face (the one who was dumped by Billy Bob Thornton for Angelina Jolie) stuck her arm up the ass of the triceratops I shut it off.

The Accidental Tourist. I tried to read this book way back when, I also tried to watch the movie when it came out. I used to have a thing for William Hurt, back when Body Heat was a big movie. I thought it would be a decent movie but it still sucked. It was still way too long and rather depressing, at least the part I bothered to watch. And William Hurt is just an ass in all his movies now.

Love in the Time of Cholera. Again another book I knew I was not going to get around to reading though there was a time I wanted to. I even have the book. I watched about three minutes of this movie. The make-up was so horrible I couldn’t get past it. It would have been just as bad if it had subtitles.

Mad Money. I would have watched this movie from start to finish but I fell asleep. I don’t think it mattered much.

I did watch one movie from start to finish, if you can guess what it was you get one month free advertising on my blog. Leave your answer in the comment section.

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  • Reply Walter October 12, 2009 at 12:50 am

    It’s much better to read Love in the Time of Cholera than to watch it. Some subtleties are missing. Anyway, you have a very difficult challenge here. So I guess I will make an impossible guess. The Notebook? 🙂

  • Reply Lidian October 12, 2009 at 3:07 am

    I am exactly the same – I can’t just watch a movie of TV, am always reading too or crocheting or writing or doing a crossword puzzle. I don’t know why.

    I really liked the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, but haven’t seen the movie.

    And I love your new look, it’s really nice! 🙂

  • Reply Daisy the Curly Cat October 12, 2009 at 5:46 am

    We watched the movie Seven Pounds this weekend. It maded me cry.

  • Reply Jen October 12, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Walter, Maybe I will have to read it. I heard it was wonderful. No I did not watch The Notebook.

    Lidian, I should start knitting at least that way I can stay in one place and see the movie. I’m glad you like the new look.

    Daisy, 7 Pounds is another movie I couldn’t finish. I love Will Smith and I also watched part of Men In Black this weekend but for got to mention it. His newer movies are more serious and I tend to watch exciting or funny or preferably both when I do sit down to watch a movie. I don’t want to give up my time to feel sad. Did you like it?

  • Reply JD at I Do Things October 12, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Oh, my god. Love in the Time of Cholera. Such high hopes. So terrible a movie. I made it a little longer than you did, but not much. And I read the reviews, which were not kind, but I thought, How can it be that bad? But it was.

    As for William Hurt, he can be an ass as much as he likes. I’ll watch him in Jurassic Park 5: Staying Alive.
    .-= JD at I Do Things´s last blog ..I Reveal the Results of the Top-Secret Rock Star Bulge Contest so you don’t have to =-.

  • Reply Buggys October 12, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I do the same thing! It drives my husband crazytoo. He can’t understand how I can just walk away from a movie that I have invested an hour in already. I can also ignore a ringing phone like nobody’s business and he is unable to do it. We have these little wars and I always win!

  • Reply Jen October 12, 2009 at 9:38 am

    JD, I read this comment from my phone, I was perplexed, I didn’t think William hurt was in Jurrasic Park 5 or Stayin Alive. But now I see the comment was a little different in real life. I’d watch him in that movie but you know he’d be brooding the whole time and saying “uhhmmmm” a lot. He’s still hot however. I wonder if you could find a picture of his bulge?

    Buggys, I can ignore a phone as well as you. No one calls me except bill collectors and I don’t want to talk to them. The other time the phone rings it’s for my son so there is no point in answering it. Besides if they really wanted to get my attention they’d leave me a comment on my blog.

  • Reply Pricilla October 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I don’t watch many movies either. I don’t guess well..
    I am sorry I have not visited. I forgot you won’t show up in my google thingie.
    *sigh*
    I am sorry to be so technical.

  • Reply MtnGrl October 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I’m guessing you watched The Accidental Tourist all the way through. I also have a suggestion, schedule time for your manicure, pop your movie in and get ‘er done! You’ll be productive, making yourself more lovely and ‘chillaxing’ at the same time!

  • Reply Lola October 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I read The Accidental Tourist ages ago and thought it was much better than the movie.

    I’m going way out there and guessing “Wizard Of Oz”.

  • Reply Becky October 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Love In The Time of Cholera was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Hands down. What a disaster.

  • Reply Jen October 12, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Pricilla, Sorry about your google thingy but extra points for using the word “thingie”. Have you tried getting me in your feed reader? You haven’t missed much.

    MtnGrl, That is a great suggestion, and I do try to do it but inevitably I see something that needs to be done outside the chillaxin zone and I start doing that. I have to work on focusing. I did not watch The Accidental Tourist. I should be more clear, the movie I watched was not listed on the list of movies I could not finish.

    Lola, I’ve read some of Anne Tyler’s books though I don’t think I read that one. The movie still sucked. No, not the Wizard of Oz but if it had been on I would have certainly watched it since it is one of the best movies of all times.

    Becky, I didn’t watch enough to say, without hesitation, that it is THE worst movie but I saw enough to know that I don’t want to try and watch it again, and sadly that I really don’t want to bother with the book even though I know it is good and lots of people thought it was great.

    I had a great time hanging out in your shop today.

  • Reply Becky October 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Have you seen, Blindness. I loved this film.

  • Reply Brenda Nixon October 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    The Accidential Tourist. Right?

  • Reply Jen October 12, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Becky, I have not seen Blindness, who is in it? Drama?

    Brenda, No, sorry it is not the accidental tourist.

    I will give you all a hint: I have blogged about this movie many times and it is none of the ones I listed in this post.

  • Reply BK October 12, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    LOL! I need to be productive when I am watching movie too. Most time I’ll be surfing the net or chatting away at the same time. Sometimes, I’ll be reading too.

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  • Reply Katherine October 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Independence day? (I would say UP but that isn’t out yet)

  • Reply Jen October 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    BK, I read too. Actually I just hold the book open but am really watching the show.

    Katherine, you are really close. We did see UP this summer but if I have to pay to see a movie I only see it once.

  • Reply Katherine October 14, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    OK this is making me crazy. LOL Mars Attacks?
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..National Face Your Fears Day…. AHHHHHH!!!! =-.

  • Reply Jen October 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Katherine, your are getting colder with Mars Attacks

    Hint Billy Bob Thornton is in the movie along with two actors who were in Fargo, Steve Buscemi and I don’t know the other guys name. Blockbuster movie.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Halloween is Coming =-.

  • Reply Katherine October 18, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    ARMAGEDDON?!?!?
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Is STILL One Of My Favorite Movies =-.

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    Katherine, You are right! You won one month of advertising on my blog. Woohoo.

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  • Reply Family Guy November 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    i hope they make jurassic park 4

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