Last week, here in Minneapolis, we experienced the polar vortex.
-26 degrees outside. -49 degrees with wind chill.
Then we got a reprieve. 30 degrees (positive this time!) with a little bit of rain.
It was delightful. It was something we could handle.
Then the temperatures plunged again down into the single digits the past two days so everything is covered in ice.
I’m watching movies, I’m reading comic books, I’m trying to be a creative person while also juggling friends, working out, hobbies, and being almost in my 4th decade of life.
What is a slog (boring): just reviewing movies willy-nilly. I really enjoy talking about movies with my friends when I do it, but there is a part of me that screams about it since I don’t want my life to be simply critiquing and commenting on others’ works.
There’s something so enjoyable, though, about saying: I’m going to watch ALL of the Oscar Nominees this year.
Even though the Oscars have plenty of things wrong with them. I almost never agree with who wins Best Picture. I think people are given awards for movies that we know are just for them being who they are. (Hey Denzel, we should have given you this Oscar for Malcom X, but instead here’s an Oscar for Training Day. [I love Training Day and Denzel, but that’s just one example.])
I appreciate those recap podcasts. Rewatchables, Lower Decks (For Star Trek Discovery), A Cast of Kings (podcast with Dave Chen for Game of Thrones), but I don’t think I could have the mechanical brain to sit there and map out each episode and talk about it in that length. It’s very satisfying to hear, but I don’t know that I would be good at it.
In no order, here are some movies I’ve watched recently:
It’s like I have to throw in some white guy bullshirt type of movie in between a good culturally relevant movie.
I’ve started keeping a little notebook of what I spend my cash on. I’m not terrible with money, but I think I often don’t realize how much per week I’m spending because I don’t look that often. Let’s see how that goes.
I would like to write more. Not just for the sake of writing, but create some fiction. I suppose a short story would be a good place to start.
I am probably starting in the wrong place. This shall go out into the internet as-is.