Sunday night I was thinking I should have posted a lovely holiday message last week and said I’ll be back on January 5th.
But that would have required planning.
Which has not been my strength of late.
I wish I had planned a few posts for the coming days because I know it can be a good feeling instead of flying by the seat of your pants.
So now here is my Monday post on Tuesday which will make total sense when you see how doggone busy I’ve been. Busier than the rest of the universe. Sure. Right. That’s me…busy, busy, busy.
So…now it’s time to guess what I’ve been busy, busy, busy doing.
Look, we don’t have all day.
GUESS ALREADY. I’M BUSY.
Geez, here’s a hint:
It is something I did with PhilBillPaul for five days IN A ROW.
Get your mind out of the gutter.
My family reads this blog for goodness sake.
For FIVE DAYS IN A ROW, starting on Christmas Day…
Sort of as a quasi-Christams gift to PhilBillPaul…
I gave him the gift of QUALITY TIME.
Yes, I know what his primary love language and it’s actually not quality time.
But that’s my primary love language so that’s the gift I gave.
Hey now – good manners dictate that you should be gracious and say thank you for any gift you get.
The quality time I bestowed on him was in the form of going to FIVE MOVIES in the last five days.
Side note: See that line in the middle of the ticket stubs that says: Pass $0.00 Oh yeah…
If your teen is ready for a part-time job, check the local movie theatre. Ours allows the immediate family to go to the movies for free. Thus, PhilBillPaul, an avid moviegoer who will sit through bad movies, has informed The Grunter that he must work at the said movie theatre for the rest of his life. Which is not exactly the career choice I was picturing for him. Pun intended.
Here are my very short movie critiques with the disclaimer that I’m a tough critic, don’t necessarily like mainstream, predictable movies and often like non-box office hits. You can click on the movie titles for more movie details like: plots, professional movie critic reviews and Yahoo! movie reviews in case you don’t value my opinion–I don’t take it personally.
Really. To each his own.
- 1. Doubt starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Unusual, different, love, love, love Meryl Streep. Lives up to its title from beginning to end. No tidy ending, made us think and have conversation which I always like.
- 2. Quantum of Solace starring Daniel Craig
James Bond, *man* movie, cars, boats, dizzying chase and fight scenes.
- 3. Marley & Me starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson
Dog lover movie, I’m not a dog lover in spite of the two wiener dogs at our house. Still, I cried remembering our own naughty family dog, Andy, who ate at the table with us but when company came we pretended we were appalled when he sat at the table.
- 4. Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise
World War II movie, love the history, love to learn something new during a movie and I did.
- 5. Seven Pounds starring Will Smith
Roger Leroy’s words, “It was kinda weird.” Yeah. I’d have to agree. A little too melodramatic for me or maybe it was Will trying to be melodramatic that I didn’t like.
I’m telling you, if you like movies, get your kid a job at the theatre!
Might go see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button but at almost three hours, that is a real time investment and I guess I’m not that curious. Anyone want to change my mind?
We’ll definitely see Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood.
So how was your Christmas? See any good movies? Come on, give me your reviews!