I can imagine a tiny Hitler dressed like Munchkin and throwing a temper tantrum like that, and it is simultaneously hilarious and strangely disturbing. But I know you’ll all get through it, and like a disaster, it will make for good stories down the road.
But we aren’t there yet, so instead of having to watch “Mickey” all the time, I get to call the shots on the TV. And I’ve lately been watching TV during the day more than I used to, what with LM’s odd inability to feed himself. When I’m watching cable, it’s plenty of HGTV and Food Network, for the most part, as there’s usually nothing else on. But if I am ahead of the game I put something on deliberately, and I’m a little tired right now of the British murder mysteries, my usual go-to for semi-mindless viewing.
So I’ve set myself a new project, to be pursued in a leisurely manner as time and interest dictate. It’s certainly not highbrow, and I may not get far with it, but I think I at least will have some fun, and it might be a nice, light series for the summer. I’m planning to watch through some of the “classic” 80’s movies that I either haven’t seen ever or haven’t seen in a very long time. You know, the very 80’s movies, the ones that, when you think of them you go – yeah, that was really big then. But they would also be of good quality, and therefore worth revisiting. Then I’ll review them here.
That means there will be no Ferris Bueller or Breakfast Club, as I’ve seen both of those far too often. No Princess Bride, as that is a classic that needs no quotation marks, and I can quote it at length. Almost certainly no horror (No Freddy or Jason or any of those other movies I wasn’t allowed to watch then and have no interest in now), but I will try to make selections across the genres. I’ll shoot for between four and six, which means the choices need to be well considered, rather than chosen at random, and I’ll post a list before I write the reviews. Any suggestions you have would be welcome.*
I’ve already seen the first movie, which means I’m ahead of the curve!
But today will be no movie-watching day, at least not for me. Charles is working from home, so I can leave LM with him and get out and about. First stop Starbucks! And after that, who knows? I might go down to the end of the town and disappear like James James Morrison’s mother.
*Any suggestions from any readers would be welcome.