Today is Tuesday in Debland. Bet you thought it was Wednesday. Ha! Either you’re wrong or I lost a day.
My bet is on the latter. Does this ever happen to you?
I’m a planner (not a plotter). I make elaborate lists to keep track of the myriad demands on my time. One small, spontaineous change–like going to town on a rainy Monday afternoon to catch a movie with my son–and suddenly the whole week is cock-eyed. Where’d Tuesday go?
My son and I are huge fans. We’ve liked him forever–even during the bad times–and are overjoyed that he’s making movies again, even if we’re not always completely enamored with the movie itself. I’m talking Sherlock Holmes here, not Iron Man. We liked Iron Man 2. A lot. The fast-paced dialogue, the wit, the romance–even the over-abundance of characters. Can Scarlett Johansson kick butt or what? I am not a movie critic. I don’t explore the subtext, the complexeties or lack thereof of plot, the shortcomings of scripts or directors. I really don’t care that much. What can you do? The darn thing is made. You can’t change it, right?
I feel the same way about books. Some books take you away, lift your spirit, provide complete and utter escape from your world for a few short hours–in effect, they let you time travel. But they don’t ALL do that. Some miss the mark. Those books I rarely finish reading. Yes, I admit it, I’m a quitter. And I turn off the VCR/DVD player when a movie bores me, too. But the good part of walking away from a book or movie that doesn’t work for you is you then don’t feel obligated to write a scathing review of said book or movie.
Maybe my new slogan will be: Just Say No to Negativity. 🙂
Have a great Tuesday…um, er…Wednesday.