Monday, January 26, 2009

Note To Self - Movies

There are several movies out right now that look good. The problems is that when I am ready to go see one, I can't remember what I want to see. So Lolly, here is your list:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - 167
Doubt - 104
Last Chance Harvey - 92
Revolutionary Road - 119
The Reader - 122

I really want to go see all of these, but it will be a challenge. In case you are wondering what the numbers beside each one mean, let me explain.

I have never been diagnosed with ADD, but I do have a few of the characteristics, and I have passed them on to my children. Sorry kids. I just can't sit still for long periods of time. I can't ride in a car for more than an hour before I go crazy. I can't sit on a plane for more than 2 hours. I can't sit in a movie without falling asleep.

I have to be really psyched up to go to the movie. It has to be something I really want to see, and then I have to be really rested. I always fall asleep. It doesn't matter what time of day I go, it just happens. We went to see Marley & Me on New Years Eve afternoon, and I slept.

I don't have a real problem with sleeping, but I usually miss about 15 minutes of the movie and have to ask Pops to give me an update. We don't watch movies at home because it is much worse. When you are laying down in a dark room with a blanket and pillow, there is no doubt I will be asleep within the first 5 minutes. I can usually hold out for about 30 minutes at the theater. The only time it becomes a real problem is when I snore.

Back to the numbers. I have checked each movie to find out how many minutes long they are. That is the number. I'm thinking that I probably won't make it to see Benjamin Button.

Update: We went to the movies yesterday to see Last Chance Harvey. It was a cute entertaining movie. I took an Excedrin Migraine (has caffeine in it) before we left the house and I didn't even fall asleep!

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KirkKrew said...

I know Jor has been disappointed before at your sleeping in the movies. :) I am the same way especially at home.

gigi said...

Thanks for the list. I have the same problem watching movies at home, so I can relate to that!
The only other one I might add would be Slum Dog Millionaire-120 min. (Does that include the previews?)

Jordan said...

The only reason I got upset with her is because it was supposed to be a special mother/daughter thing ... clearly she doesn't love me enough or she would have stayed awake : )