Fact: the things that I like to do with most of my time would make for a very boring movie.
Stuff that isn’t worth doing in a movie
- playing Plants vs Zombies
- reading ads on Kijiji
- watching an entire season of So You Think You Can Dance in one day
- reading blogs (except for your blogs, of course, which would make a fabulous movie)
- reading a book for the 9th hour in a row*
- binge eating sour cream and onion chips
* I know that some people will take issue with me adding “reading” to the not-doing-stuff list, but I have a maladaptive reading style. Unless I get very stern with myself, I will spend every daylight hour reading on the couch. And then when it gets dark, I’ll move to the bedroom because the light is better there.
Visual example of not-a-movie
Stuff that would be worth doing in a movie (but that I don't really do very often, or at all)
- taking guitar lessons
- painting a picture or a wall
- writing a novel
- doing projects in the house
- having dinner parties**
- cleaning the house***
- fighting zombies
** I actually kind of hate having dinner parties. But people in movies have dinner parties all the time.
*** Cleaning the house is not doing stuff in and of itself. But it’s kind of a requirement for actually having a clean house, which is kind of a requirement for hosting dinner parties that I don’t want to have. Who knew, right?
A few weeks ago, JP decided that we needed a walkway from the street to the front door. JP is a doer. He does stuff.
JP used a pickaxe to break the soil. He's very manly. He does things like join the air force and be a volunteer firefighter and break soil with a pickaxe.
Note to self: read a more cheerful book after finishing A Song of Ice and Fire (the Game of Thrones series).
While JP tore up the yard, I got to push the wheelbarrow.
Which honestly? Really isn't that much fun.
As I strained to push the heavy wheelbarrow over the uneven ground, I contemplated the human condition.
OK, maybe not so much the human condition as my own personal condition. But I was definitely contemplating.
It was not a fun day. In fact, it was a miserable day.
But at the end of it, we had a walkway.
It's beautiful. I'm begrudgingly proud. I think I can count it as "doing something".
But if they ever make it into a movie, I will refuse to watch it on principle.
And yes, I realize that interludes should - by definition - be in the middle and not at the end of something. What are you, some kind of vocabulary snob?
Not Your Momma's Cookie made Game of Thrones cake pops!
(note: there is a major spoiler on this site if you haven't finished the first book or the first season of the TV show)
And if you're reading A Song of Ice and Fire for the first time, you can follow along with the entertaining podcasts at Unspoiled, where a married couple shares their reflections after each chapter. They're about halfway through the second book so far.