The movie-going experience

It looks like I’ll be selling my car to my supervisor at work. So if it breaks down or something, I’ll probably be fired. Is this a bad idea? I don’t think so, I don’t think she’s the vindictive type. I hope. Anyway, she’s waiting on an insurance payoff for an accident she was in recently and as soon as she gets her check she’ll be buying it. Which means I’ve really got to get around to doing some car shopping. Maybe I’ll do a little on Monday.

Our new sofa and chair were delivered this morning. I love them. Our living room is finally beginning to look good. Next up is a new bookcase and lamp. We’re considering replacing the halogen floor lamp with something we can hang, probably a multi-tiered paper/silk lantern type thing. Sarai found some nice ones this morning at

So I think I’m the only person left who hasn’t yet seen Pirates of the Caribbean. I’d like to see it, but then I said that about The Matrix Reloaded too which I still have yet to see. Also on my list of movies I’d like to see but probably won’t are 28 Days Later and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

I love watching movies but am not really a big fan of the whole “movie-going experience”, which usually includes sitting in an overly crowded theater with people who talk throughout the film and watching 15 minutes of commercials before even the trailers even start (why do I have to watch commercials if I’ve already paid to be there?). Not to mention that $7.50 for a matinee showing is highway robbery. The last movie I saw in a theater was X-Men 2, for which I paid $25 for two non-matinee tickets. And the MPAA wonders why people just download movies (except I don’t even do that because I don’t like watching movies on a computer screen). I’m seriously considering giving up theater-going entirely and just waiting a couple months until I can get them from Netflix and watch them in the comfort of my own home.