Ok, so I’ve been away from my blog for approximately half a year. I apologize for that, but I had good reasons. It’s been a hell of a year. It seems like every 10 years, there is a cycle of discomfort to remind me it’s customary to have problems – just like everyone else. I don’t want to complain because for 9 years it’s relatively smooth sailing, comparatively speaking. But on the 10th year, The Universe plays catch up and heaps a shit-storm upon me and/or my family to bring things back into alignment.
Now that things seem to have settled into normalcy, I’ll try to do better. I’ll attempt to return to sharing my shallow observations and unsubstantiated rationales on whatever I am prompted to write about.
If you are interested in what transpired this year that kept me away, keep reading. If not, move along. (more…)
My husband Scott and I classify new movie releases based on how we intend to view them. We either plan to see them at the theater or we will wait until they are released on DVD. We are not alone employing this classification system, as I have run into many other people who do the same. There has been a disturbing trend in the past few years where we plan to view most movies when they come out on DVD. Going to the theater had become a rare event. Not much seemed compelling enough to spend the extra money or endure the company of strangers to experience it via the big screen.
This summer was different. We were compelled to see six! In this post, I will give a brief review of each of these movies without any spoilers whatsoever. (more…)