Thursday, May 13, 2010

"If I knew things would no longer be, I would have tried to remember them better"

This is most definitely not the "Year of Me," as I had hoped it would be in January.

For those of you who read this and do not know me personally, my father passed away last week after being diagnosed with lung cancer only two and a half weeks previously. It has been a hard couple of weeks and is bound to get harder, but my family is doing the best that we can, especially considering that my brother is getting married next weekend. I am devastated, but I actually do not think that it has fully hit me yet. I am not sure when it will, but until then, I have been trying to keep myself as distracted as possible.

Since I went through all of Grey's Anatomy while my friend was in the ICU a few months ago, I have been using Gilmore Girls for this crisis. Seasons one and two over the course of three weeks (not including the first season's Christmas episode, for obvious reasons to those who watched the show). I have been watching all my current TV shows, along with a few movies here and there and I have been getting the show Deadwood from Netflix.

As you can see, I am not flying through Gilmore Girls like I did with Grey's Anatomy. Mostly because ABC Family reruns the episodes every day, so it has not been as long since I have seen them all. My mother usually makes fun of me for watching things over and over. "Haven't you seen this?!" But if I really like something, then why wouldn't I want to watch it again. Plus, she is just as guilty with NCIS, all Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter movies, Shakespeare in Love and Gosford Park. Clearly, it is genetic. The craziness must increase exponentially with each generation, which means my future children are in big trouble :o)

Deadwood is a show that I really wish I had watched when it was on the air because it is awesome. It is set in the town of Deadwood, South Dakota during the gold rush in 1876. I am only through the first season so far, but Season 2 Disc 1 comes in the mail today and I CANNOT wait :o) The entire cast is phenomenal, especially Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane.

I was not planning to watch A Perfect Getaway because it looked like a scary movie, and as we all remember, I do not do scary. However, in my efforts to see more of Timothy Olyphant, I decided to risk it and was actually pleasantly surprised. It turned out to be more of a thriller than a scary movie, which I can handle, and was not as awful as I thought it would be. My only real complaint about this movie is that Steve Zahn was not quite his normal funny-self. I would not say that it is a fantastic movie, but it was entertaining enough that I watched it twice. If only because once you know how it ends, you pick up on all the little clues and "red snappers" that you did not notice the first time through.

I also got Avatar on blu-ray the other day and rewatched it. I have to say, as amazing as it was in 3-D, I am just as satisfied with the 2-D version. I am already so over the 3-D thing and unfortunately, the madness is just beginning.

Anyways, I thought I would keep this relatively short since my last couple posts have been pretty long.

As a side note to the beginning of this posting, if you are reading this and are not a personal friend, please say hi in the comments section! I would love to know who is actually paying attention to my rantings and not just doing it out of friendship to me :o)