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Movie-fast February in hindsight

It’s March 4, and the last day I saw a movie was Feb. 1.

Not that I’ve noticed much.

The first week or so, I felt like watching a movie almost every night, and had to restrain myself. After that, I kind of forgot that I was purposely abstaining from movies.

I had books to read. (I’m currently working on two, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by Martyn Lloyd-Jones and The Complete Father Brown collection of G.K. Chesterton short stories. I’m aiming to read Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman as soon as I finish one of those two books.)

I had an apartment to clean. (It’s clean. Even most of the dishes are done. I vacuumed today, thinking the whole time about things that don’t like bowties.)

I had friends to hang out with. (At a friend’s inaugural jewelry party, at a living history fair, at church, at my cousins’ houses, and so on.)

I had a church missions conference to attend.

I had taxes to do. (Done, but not filed. Yet.)

I had a new phone to order, activate and play with.

I even had a Greek play to attend.

Now I’m just trying to decide whether I really want to start watching movies again. By myself, at least. I can see the value of watching movies with friend – it’s a bonding thing – but if I’m watching a movie by myself, in my apartment, it’s probably because I can’t think of anything better to do.

And that’s probably a fault of my own thinking rather than an actual dearth of better ways to fill my time.

Comments

Abby said…
You didn't already read the amusing ourselves book?

I don't understand that link.

Friends are awesome, cousins even awesome-er. :-D

Wait, what play did you go to?
Sarah said…
I've already read it, yeah, but a few years ago. I remember really really liking it so I figure I'll reread it to remind myself why.

I went back to the post, wondering why the link didn't make sense... and it wasn't the link that was supposed to be there! I'm not even sure what the link was, oddly enough.

:D Yep cousins are fantastic!

I went to "Medea" - it's like a sequel to the Jason and the Argonauts story.
Guitarlady said…
Sounds like you kept quite busy. Maybe no more movies at home? :-)
Sarah said…
Well, fewer certainly! I did watch "Enchanted" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" since posting, although watching the two of them made me realize 1) how well I can remember a movie even after several months and 2) how much I prefer watching movies in the company of others who enjoy a given movie. I really wanted Abby or somebody around to sing the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang song with me!

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