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Pet Peeves (There are a lot of them!)

I usually love to watch movies, television shows, or anything with other people. Partially because I like to share the experience with others and see how their reaction varies from my own.

However, there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed while in my home. When someone walks in to the room, hovers, then asks incessant questions without watching anything that happened before they walked in drives me so nuts I wish I were a squirrel!!

The other night my new roommate walked in as a teaser commercial started for the upcoming series The Walking Dead. He immediately asked, “Is this another zombie film?” To which I replied, “Wait and see for your self.” He then sighed as if annoyed because he asked a simple question that I refused to answer. Sorry dude, I’ve been avoiding spoilers like the plague in anticipation for this, and I will not let your lazy ignorance affect my enjoyment of this 30 second commercial. It sounds crazy, but that is what happens when you interrupt my TV time.

Half the fun is watching and waiting with bated breath to see what unfolds. I love the suspense, and a lot of that is taken away from me at times because of all the spoiler content you can find now a days. Companies tried so hard to make a hard sale of items that it’s almost impossible to be surprised any more. Half the movie trailers tell you the entire script from beginning to end 90% of the time, and…I’M TIRED OF IT!

The one area I have control over what I see and hear is my television at home. Don’t sully it with your incessant questions. Just sit, watch, and learn, like everyone use to do before the internet, before the DVR, and before technology ruined our excitement for us.

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My Mind is Blown

I’m officially depressed. Slightly.

I’ve waited a long time to see Micheal Moore’s film Sicko, and I never really knew the details of the film, but watching it now makes me glad I waited after I got health insurance. An odd opinion I’m sure, but makes more sense after watching the film. I hate the coverage I have and I try not to take it for granted. The few parts of the film my boyfriend watched made him a little upset, and was enough for me to wish I could move to another country, but alas I love my country (begrudgingly), and my life here.

Another enlightening moment happened while reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson, also the author of The Girl Who Played with Fire. The portion of the novel dealing with financial journalism was a bit painful to read through, but the underlying plot of a domestic violence against women is astonishing. Even more intriguing are the legal terms for Trustee and Guardianship for wards of the state or government due to mental illness, drug/alcohol abuse, and juveniles who have no family to take guardianship.

I realize the two items I’ve mentioned are not related, but are things that I think about.

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