Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bet Some of You Wondered.....

just what in the world happened to me. I really wish I knew the answer to that question.

I will probably blame it on the weather. Never can I remember being hit with such lack of motivation. I have been scatter-brained and unorganized often leaving jobs half finished. Couple that with no interesting events going on in my life and you have a fine recipe for b-o-r-i-n-g.

Now, I've often said boring is not all bad. Matter of fact, 'boring' gives us a chance to slow down and take a deep breath. It's a welcomed relief from drama. One day has effortlessly slipped into the next and before you know it, a month has gone by leaving nothing but an empty calendar page., I'm not going to complain. I'll take that over drama any day.

In this period of time I've watched several movies that were memorable. The first one being the Trilogy of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. Yes, I ordered the set from Amazon; the dubbed version....and it was absolutely wonderful. I notice the price has really gone up.....I paid $35 for the set the end of January. A little intense for some, perhaps, but it was engrossing and I went through the 9 hours of this trilogy in record time. The dubbing is done so well you don't even notice it.....and that's the truth. If you are a fan of mysteries and adventure, I think you will like this set. Be prepared for some nudity and violence; extreme sexual violence as well. I have not seen the American version of this movie yet.

We watched Puss n' Boots. Delightful is the best descriptive word I can come up with. I've seen it twice and saw things the second time that I had missed the first time around. It's a great movie for kids and adults as has some covert adult humor that we can snicker at, which is always a plus.

The next one is the second movie of Cats and Dogs, appropriately named Cats and Dogs 2. I loved the first one.....and was not disappointed in this second one. In fact, I think I actually enjoyed it more than the first one. Has a pretty good plot and somewhere about three fourths of the way through the movie it dawns on you that you have accepted the premise that dogs and cats can actually talk, not to mention having strategic thought processes as well.

Last.....Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Now, I didn't care for this all. I did enjoy the original Planet of the Apes so many years ago, but this movie just didn't have it as far as I'm concerned. Waste of time. But that's just my opinion.

I hope I have some readers left after being away for so long. I also hope that maybe I can get back with the program and start to feeling more like myself. Since our almost 80 degree days are no longer with us, there is a good possibility I can locate my ambition....I think it's been hiding in the same place as my sense of humor. So.....thank you for stopping by always.....keep smilin'.


glnroz said...

yep, i am still was "nip and tuck" there for awhile, it might I have been "offline" for a little while as i am getting back "fit as a fiddle". Good to see you are at least having a little fun,,, glenn

Mary said...

I watched the French version of The girl with the dragon tattoo and loved it! You're right, the dubbing didn't bother me a bit, I really thought it would. Then I saw the Americanized version, I felt it wasn't even come close to being as good. If I never would have watched the French version I am not sure how I would feel about it.
I can totally relate to the day in day out nothing to see here thing. I haven't written much either. Were just muddling along. Like you said, I'll take this over drama any day. I would like to have something interesting to write about, I just don't right now. Thank you for the movie tips, I'm going to try to find Dogs and Cats, I haven't seen either one, sounds like my kind of movie.

Leann said...

It is good to see you back at it. You were missed :-)

Boring can certainly be a blessing at for your motivation......I've heard it hides in the laundry basket :-)

dc said...

LOL I just learned to check in on you every couple weeks or so. I get dry spells too then other times I think of something almost dailly that I just must tell someone! So glad spring is really here and things are blooming and leafing. The birds sure start early in the mornings, but what a nice way to wake up!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Glad you are back! I know those days of fatigue and haze. Then I eat sugar for energy and as a result have even less energy. Spring usually makes things better because I can get out and about. Hope you feel better soon!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Boy do I know what you're talking about Val...I've been feeling the same way for quite a while. I call it the 'blahs.' My days are pretty boring...and I don't always mind that; but sometimes it does get to me. I haven't been feeling terrific, so that has a lot to do with it. I'd like to feel more like myself too.

Josie Two Shoes said...

Would you like to play One Question Wednesday this week? :-))

Linda Medrano said...

I loved the Dragon Tattoo movies. I also loved "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" but found it very sad.

I'm glad you are back, Val. You were missed!