This weekend we got Xbox 360 Live.
At first this was me ….
Then shortly after I realized that my husband and his son were hooked. Twenty four straight and counting, I was in a totally different mood.
Yes. Actually I was steaming mad. Hey man, I am cool. I can hang. But not for twenty-four hours plus! Leaving me with no type of entertainment (that’s right no TV!). I was angry. Thank god its the work week. Now we can act like adults. Wow, did I just say that?
Oh well. I am not so cool after all. You know I would not have minded if they left me with TV to use. Nevertheless, Xbox 360 is my mortal enemy.
During that torturous time, all I had to entertain myself was the the internet, I watched movies on Netflix. I saw Over the Top (Sylvester Stallon was hot in the day), and the Shining. I have totally not seen The Shining in its entirety. I know … lame!
However let me tell you that movie is freaky! First off, I would never would have married the character Jack Nicholson played. He was creepy even when he was normal. However, that just might be Jack Nicholson’s thing. In that retrospect, Mary Duvall deserved to die! She was too passive, almost dumb! Like the way her husband would talk to her. She should have slapped his ass down and set him straight. If it were me, I would have reminded him who cooks his food. A good hit in the face with the shovel would have worked too. Especially in those times, it was unknown for a woman to abuse her spouse so she would have easily gotten away with it.
I’m just saying.
Again, the movie was very scary. However I don’t get the end. They show a picture of Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson’s character) in the 20’s as the caretaker. What did that have to do with movie? Wasn’t he going crazy with cabin fever and because all the past ghosts were talking to him especially the one who murdered the family? And why didn’t anyone else notice that Jack Torrence and 1920’s caretaker were identical?
I get it. It’s only a movie. I just want to understand the movie. I am annoying like that. I ask questions during movies, basically the worst person to see a movie with. So after that I was scared to go to sleep. Now I have to watch more scary movies. However the next time I am going to make someone watch it with me.
This morning at 6:30am I got a history lesson. My oldest Savannah who is Kindergarten was half asleep in the shower. The out of nowhere she said, “We are learning about Martin Luther King in class.”
“Oh really. What are you learning about him?”
“Well,” she said, “we learned it was his birthday. And when he and his brother were little, people wouldn’t let them play.”
“Yeah,” she continued, “he wore a boy tie, a shirt, socks and shoes. And Martin Luther King had little hair. He said everyone should be nice to everyone. He turned the world upside down.”
“He did? For the good or for the bad?”
“For the good. There was white people and then there was brown people. And the white were mean to the brown people. Martin Luther said this is wrong. He said be nice and he started walking everywhere.”
“No way! So what did you learn from Martin Luther King?”
“That you must be nice to everyone and that walking is good for your legs.”
“Did Martin Luther King have strong legs?”
“Of course mom! He walked everywhere!”
There you have it. My history lesson in a nut shell.