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I know it makes me sound like an old fogey, but I seriously prefer to watch movies at home. Hell, there's beer there...

Saturday night we watched Inglorious Basterds. We did a little editing for Tarantino by fast forwarding whenever the icky Nazi ordered milk or two guys sat at a table with drinks and started talking. We did not fast-forward during the scalping or baseball batting. It's just that Tarantino missed the whole "dialogue should further the action" class at film school. Either that or he's turning into one of those old long-winded guys with less to say than he thinks.  

There. I'll meet him soon for sure now. It'll be just like when I met J R Moehringer and told him that I had to google him to figure out who he was. (Famous journalist/Pulitzer winner.)

Speaking of movies, last time we snuck in Jack of the Daniels persuasion and bought the Big Coke and poured a whole flask in.  And let me tell you, that made "Salt" a waaaay better movie. (Blonde does nothing for Angelina.) And the time before that we were going to go see Magician's Apprentice but sent the boys instead alone and had a nice dinner and a few drinks.  I'm pretty sure we had more fun.

I got a new Broncos hat and sweatshirt. I only wore the hat cuz I hadn't showered and because it's hot out still here. Why? Where do you live?  (Most likely India, according to my new little dealie-bob on the sidebar.) Yes. Dealie-bob is the technical term.

Yeah. That's all I got for you today. Hey, you get what you pay for. And it's my birthday. So there.

11 comments:

Todd Bradley said...

Ooh, them's fightin' words. The apple struedel scene was outstanding.

Todd Bradley said...

Or maybe you're talking about the milk scene at the beginning?

Erica Orloff said...

I like watching at home, too. I also like being able to pause confusing movies (sorry . . . but I have major problems with time travel movies and alternate reality movies, particularly if, like Lake House, the time travel sh*t makes no sense) . . . so then I pause it and ask my best friend to explain it to me. And if it's like Lake House, she says, "Don't try to understand it because it's seriously screwed up. LOL!

Todd Bradley said...

Erica, you just gotta realize that ALL time travel shit makes no sense. It's impossible to make a time travel story that is internally consistent AND consistent with the reality you and I know. So you just have to go into it suspending all disbelief about the time travel aspect, and hope the rest of the story is entertaining.

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I'm not saying the whole movie was a waste. And he was a good character (she felt very paper cut out to me). But the talky scenes went on too long.

It could have easily been an hour shorter.

Les Edgerton said...

Happy birthday, Betsy! I'm like you--I want my Jack and water while I watch a movie. Although... weird as it seems, here in Ft. Wayne we actually have a movie house with tables where you can have a drink, snacks, or even a meal during the movie! I'm from New Orleans where we've had this for years, but I never expected to find one of these in Indiana. Problem is, their selection of movies leaves much to be desired many times. But... with a Jack in hand, even the worst movies are tolerable.

Travis Erwin said...

"I seriously prefer to watch movies at home. Hell, there's beer there..."

Yet another reason why I love you and may have to toss Parrish off a cliff just to remove the competition..

Travis Erwin said...

Not really Stephen. I would get rid of you altogether but I might get your drunk enough to pass out for a little while.

Todd Bradley said...

Congratulations, Betsy, on your blog becoming popular enough to attract the Chinese comment spammers!

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Travis, we should pick a couple of movies for our writer's retreat and play Norm! with them! What do you say??

And no need to fight. There's plenty of me to go around. :D

Bernita said...

MANY happies, Betsy.
I usually like to watch movies at home too, even though there's this neat little movie house not 10 minutes walk away.
I can sling my feet over the arm of my chair
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