In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new Star Wars movie that opened this weekend. We are sci-fi people. Not me really….I just tolerate it. But my children, they love it. I blame my husband. He plays Star Trek trivia with them and teaches about the differences between lasers and phasers.
But, we aren’t crazy enough to want to go to a crowded movie theater at 3 in the morning to see something on opening weekend. We all agree to wait until it’s less crowded. No thank you to paying $10/person to share an armrest with a stranger who talks all through the movie.
I have a soapbox about talking during movies and you do NOT want me to get up on that. It’s part of my OCD (I am not kidding…it’s real) and I can’t tune out noises. Every little sound. Drip. Sniff. Click. Whistle. They all enter my brain like they’re vital and I can’t help it, it distracts me terribly. So when someone starts to talk in a movie it immediately tears me away from what’s happening on the screen and I have lost the storyline.
Sometimes a noise can’t be helped (sneezes, a baby fidgeting, the occasional throat clearing, etc.) so even though those distract me, it doesn’t annoy me. But if you’re just talking to your friend while I am trying to enjoy the show then I will ask you to stop. I’m nice about it, but people don’t like to be shushed. I’ve had people yell at me, throw their popcorn at me, keep talking only louder, it can be a hard decision because people aren’t always kind. But I’m like, “Oh well….it’s a risk I am willing to take. I don’t like to hear all about your thoughts of what is happening in the movie. I don’t even know you.”
OK, I can see that I got on my soapbox. Sorry.
While we are on the subject of movies, I have tested my limits of Hallmark Christmas movies this year. I generally watch the Hallmark channel or HGTV. Hallmark has made both channels all Christmas all month. The stories are all the same: girl in trouble meets a guy she doesn’t like, they end up falling in love and he proposes. There. Now you don’t need to watch any of them. You’re welcome.
I have seen so many of these movies that I am starting to feel like I am in a close relationship with Candace Cameron Bure. (she’s adorable, by the way…have you read her book?). Even though I am tired of them, these movies definitely have gotten me in the mood for Christmas. I don’t know, I just wasn’t sure I would get there this year. But thanks to the Hallmark channel I am ready for some hot cocoa and gift wrapping.
Star Wars never did that for me.
This week I will be reviving some old posts while I take some time to spend with my family. I hope you have a galactic sized amount of joy over Christmas and enjoy a few cheesy movies while you’re at it.