In all seriousness - the older I get, the dumber I get. A while back my sister and my mom and I were talking about books. My sister said, "I love listening to books on cd. It's just something about being in the car, alone, driving and listening to someone tell me this fabulous story." My mom said, "Oh, I wouldn't like that. I love having the book in my hands, anxiously turning the pages, having the novel just unfold before me." Stupid me says, "Yeah, I like to see it acted out on the big screen in two hours or less."
Seriously, as I've looked around friend's blogs lately and seen their lists of "What I'm Reading" and "Favorite Books," I'm like wow - what happened to me? I haven't read anything but parenting books since college. I actually blame it on college. There was so much assigned reading that I grew to hate reading. I used to love it growing up, but after so many years of college, reading to me = time to sleep. My roommates can attest to this. They would always laugh when they went to the library with me. It was like 20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of sleeping, 20 minutes of reading.... and on and on. (Oh yeah, pause in there somewhere to flirt with any cute passersby).
Anyway, as my version of "What's on my shelf," I've added a list of movies we've seen recently. Recently as in the last month. Since we got our Blockbuster membership. With a couple exceptions of movies seen in the theater. (I told you we have lots of spare time, and I'm not even adding Ryan's 12-year-old movies that he gets like "Bridge to Terabithia.") And let me make the disclaimer that we're no movie critics- they're definitely not all masterpieces. Sometimes we just like to be mindlessly entertained. (Like Vin Diesel movies - come on, it's not like you're expecting good acting, but I still love them.)
There are a few I could comment on, though. Like "Wild Hogs." From the moment we saw previews we thought it looked so stupid and we NEVER wanted to see it. Then recently I've had like three people tell me how funny it is. WRONG. Very wrong. It was actually worse than we thought it would be. Just our opinion. And "Happy Feet." What happened to the feel-good animated movies? Not only was it terrible, what was with the politically charged jabs they were throwing out? Anyway, there really aren't any good movies out lately. So please, if you've seen anything (good, or even sort of good) give us some suggestions!!