When you are used to having at least one person around having most of 5 days and 4 nights to yourself is jut plain odd. I managed to draft some poems, work more on revisions, clean up the house (big monthly clean up), clean out the refrigerator, and I cleaned out my Netflix Q. I don’t know why it drives me so crazy just having things sitting there that I either haven’t read or watched. Makes me antsy. Some of the cleaning out involved me watching things so I thought I’d mention a few I enjoyed. I didn’t watch all of these over the last 5 days, but I did watch quite a few!
For the gamers out there I have two documentaries for you: Game Over (about chess champions versus computer chess games, surprisingly controversial events!) and Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story.
And then to transition from games to something more serious (not that we often take gaming WAY seriously): Triage which is about the work of a humanitarian doctor. He is admirable, but also very honest about what it is like to work in places like Rwanda. Not always easy to watch, but important. As is the documentary Can Mr. Smith Still Go to Washington (very timely) because how far have we gotten from the average Joe really having the chance to go into government. Finally on that social issues side I watched The Listening Project. A really interesting look into what people in other countries really say about America.
Thrown in with all of this I had to have a few guilty pleasures and they were very different. 1st up The Lincoln Lawyer. Decent albeit a bit predictable/cliche. The Shunning. Also predictable, but I’m sort of Amish obsessed. And the cheeky Wink and a Smile about modern burlesque dancers. I was slightly disappointed in the last because I wanted to feel this power that the woman (and some men) who try burlesque feel, but I didn’t quite get there. Hmm. Not sure why. Still interesting.
Oh, and I’m also finished watching season 7 of Supernatural. It’s been such a fun show to watch. Season 6 was a bit odd, but I did a little reading about it, and interesting to note that the first five seasons were pretty carefully plotted out by the show’s creator so when he transitioned out perhaps you can think of it as a slightly bumpy ride. It’s just big dumb fun.
And sometimes, that’s all we want