I don't imagine anything's going to be topping Star Wars for a while, not for me or for you guys - Roomie says the first Star Wars post has like 1/5th of all the reads on the blog. That's an unreasonable standard to set, though, and this week I got to see a lot of movies that set different standards for action, wonder, great music and in at least one instance just plain no. Also, I'm boldly going where no me has gone before: Star Trek! Let's talk about the week.
This was kind of a stressful week for me, so I'd just like to start off by sharing some good news: I'm going to walk again. Yes, that was actually not a sure thing earlier in the week and it was hanging over my head for quite a while. Folks, I can't even describe the relief. There's going to be surgery, more painkillers and even more time in casts, but I'll be able, eventually, to put one foot in front of the other again.
I'm liking Star Trek. I didn't think I would; there are so many things that just make me twitch and want to make rude comments. I've been holding back, and you know what? It's a personable show. That might not be the right word, but it's the one I want to use. I like the characters. They make me smile. Part of that is definitely the codeine. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with what I've seen so far and I'm looking forward to slotting in more episodes as I have time.
The movies this week have been consistently good - Terminator 2 was just an action-packed great time and a lot more of a movie than I expected from the first one. Back to the Future was hilarious, Jurassic Park... Jurassic Park was amazing. Jurassic Park was fantastic. Jurassic Park blew my mind and it was just this huge tremendous experience. Conan was good fun with excellent music and Usual Suspects no just goddamn no.
I wake up in the mornings and I've got a smile on my face. There are people whose comments I look forward to seeing. It feels like I have a job, or at least something I'm a part of again. I love it. You guys are giving that to me and it's just the greatest thing, it really is exactly what I need right now. I feel like my writing has been going downhill between the grungy sort of mood I've been in and the codeine, which I'd really like to be done with but what can you do. If anyone agrees, I'm right there with you and all I can say is things should go up from here. This has been such a turnaround that I just feel like I need to give back. Roomie and Lacy are having a lot of fun, and I've seen a lot of positive comments on the blog (I'm sure Lacy's hiding like twice as many bad comments from me). So thank you, all of you, whether you're leaving comments to let me know that you're here enjoying yourself or just stopping by to glance at some words typed out by an opiate-filled lump of broken, I'm glad you're here.
Let's talk about something fun: there's a war on between Roomie and Lacy. It's about a movie I know a lot of you are talking about. See, I check the media library every so often for titles that people are looking for, just to make sure we've got the coverage. It's a set of large shelves that Roomie has ordered by... I think it's genre, but there are no labels. Anyway, there's shelves for the DVDs and shelves for the CDs and shelves for the games and the board games and the D&D stuff - it's pretty huge. Guess what's not there?
Turns out, Roomie doesn't own it for a reason. He hates that movie. He doesn't want me to watch that movie. Too bad so sad, right? Nope! Lacy owns that movie, loves that movie and reeeeeally wants me to watch that movie. So they're having an argument over whether or not I watch Alien. I'm going to side with the tiny one (seriously she is really tiny folks) because I've figured out that she usually gets her way. So yeah, it's going to happen at some point (and apparently it's really controversial so now I'm even more excited!) but not until Roomie gives in. Or Lacy and I sneak it one night when he's out. Either one.
I've been reading some old classics on Kobo while I wait for a book pick from Roomie. Dracula was an interesting read; kind of hard to get into, but I'm liking it. Frankenstein was good. I'm onto Dickens now, books I've been hearing of from this one or that one for years. Maybe dumb of me to not have picked them up before now, but better late than never, right?
Anyway, this has been Some Wonderful Kind of Life. Thanks for being here, folks. It really does make the time better to be sharing it with people.