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30 June 2009 @ 09:10 am
watching movies  
Watching movies used to feel like more of an event. I either had a half hour walk to and from the theater or at least a Netflix envelope to rip open and put in the player. But now that I have cable, there are so movies available any time I turn on the tube, that they're no more eventful than the average television show. Most of the time I don't even turn off the laptop when I'm watching them. It's a little sad. Of course the problem is largely in my head, so I should be able to correct it, but will I?

Of course, it wouldn't be such an issue if there was anything at the theaters I wanted to watch.

 
 
Listening to: Joe Jackson - "Sunday Papers"
 
 
 
Professor Mortis: Dr.Timprofessormortis on July 1st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)

I have some deep internal programming from years of being a movie snob with no cable that prevents me from doing that unless I really, really don't care if I ever see the rest or if I've seen it already a few times. It drives the Baroness batty. When I was younger and had cable I didn't have this problem, but prior to this apartment I think it had been something like 6 years since I last had full on cable, and that was a 2 year or so oasis of cable movie channels after a previous five year drought. I think I just got really used to watching movies on DVD and VHS.