Sunday Afternoon Veggin’

After a weekend at the ballpark and dinners downtown, time to just veg out and watch some favorite movies.

I’d actually forgotten how fun “Office Space” & “Trading Places” were. Add in the fact they’re on Comedy Central and they’re even better. You have to love the fact every time someone says an foul word, they cut the word and forget about any nudity like the scene with Jamie Lee Curtis, they’re gone.
I watched “Office Space” first, in between phone calls. Thank God for the DVR. I don’t think I could live now without one. Just pause the movie and then pick back up after the conversation is over. Thanks to Comedy Central and all of their commercials, just fast forward through them to catch back up to live video. Fantastic. I guess I’m probably one of the only people who didn’t know Mike Judge of “Beavis & Butt-head” fame was responsible for the movie. It’s the ultimate “F-U” movie to bosses and big corporations.
Also, thank God, Spring is almost close to really arriving. It’s 7:45pm and still light outside. I can’t wait for summer and all the fun it promises here in Ohio, Europe, & North Carolina.
Stay tuned…

“How I Met Your Mother” Marathon

I never knew how much I loved Sundays. Now that I’m working Monday through Friday. I have Sundays back. Sundays aren’t like Saturdays. There are no plans to be made, no social events to get ready for, it’s a relaxation day. It’s also a day you end up thinking a lot, but that’s a topic for a future blog.
I digress… If you haven’t seen “How I Met Your Mother”, you should! Heck, I’d even recommend you going and buying the first season on DVD. It’s well worth your money. It is one of the best sitcoms on television right now. Yes, it does have a “Friends” quality to it but it has a different dynamic.
I spent Sunday completing rewatching the first season on DVD. It’s full of laughs and God knows I need them now. It was a gift card Christmas present. If you don’t know about the series, it’s a love story in reverse. The show centers around Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. Ted lives with his best friends Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lilly (Alyson Hannigan). Ted’s “wing-man”, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) complete the ensemble. During the show, Ted recalls his single days through a series of stories told to his kids in the year 2030. Bob Saget is the voice of the older Ted who recalls the memories and occasionally interjects during the episode.
So Sunday’s have become my marathon days and by the way, I’m not talking about running but since we’re on the subject I think I’m running a half marathon this summer. It’ll be tough but I’m training now. Working out has become somewhat of an obession for me.
Second digress of this post. I have “Bewitched” Season 4 on DVD. Yeah, “Bewitched”. We’d watch it when we were getting ready for school on TBS back in day. I can’t wait for my kids to watch it someday, however then DVD’s will be obsolete.

Star Wars Marathon

At risk of being called a geek, I’m going to blog about my impromptu “Star Wars” marathon leading up to the Super Bowl.

HBO HD, had on “Star Wars: A New Hope” around noon on Sunday. I have to admit it was a movie that changed my life. I think I was just the right age at the right time to totally get sucked into the now legendary saga.

After watching Episode IV, I had to get out the DVD’s for “Empire” and
“Jedi” and watch them. It’s amazing to see how technology has progressed and just how good some of the special effects were back then.

The DVD’s were the ones where George Lucas got to “touch up” on his masterpieces with some computer graphics and animation. I don’t know what I think about that but it’s Lucas’ movie so he can do what he wants.

One thing I can say is Lucas really folded his story together from Episode I to Episode VI. From the Senator Palpatine to the Emperor, to Obi-Wan going from trainee to trainer to the rise and fall of Anakin/Darth Vader.

So I relaxed leading up to my friend’s Super Bowl Bash, which wasn’t much of a bash, four other people other than me, with the characters who I grew up with and feel like I somehow know, even though, they’re from a “long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

So say what you will but, “May The Force Be With You…”