You know I’m not a techie nerd. If I get any of the technology part of this wrong, just rack it up to my being ignorant. You also know that we got a new TV. Well, Toby has been working to get all the right wires, cables, hook-ups, DVD stuff, etc. to make it work properly. He ordered some sort of blu-ray thang so that we can watch blu-ray movies, and it came in Tuesday. After work, he called to say that he had some errands to run and that he might stop by Wal-Mart and pick up a blu-ray movie to test the new blu-ray thang. You should know that Toby is not big on movies. I can rarely get him to go out to a movie, although he doesn’t mind renting and watching one at home. He is a bit picky about movies, though. Pretty much, he only likes happy movies. So, he asked me what movie he should buy. My mind was blank, but I told him to call me from Wal-Mart while looking at the movies. He did not call. He came home with the movie, "Inception." Really?!
"What would possess you to buy that movie?" I asked.
"The salesperson recommended it." He answered.
"Was the salesperson a nerd by any chance?"
"What’s wrong with it."
"Nothing. It is just rather intense."
"You’ve seen it before?"
"Well, yeah. Jesse and I saw it last summer. Don’t you remember us discussing it? It is kind of an intellectual movie – deep thinking."
"No. I’ll take it back."
"No, don’t take it back. You might like it. Jesse liked it. "
This discussion went on all evening, but I had already hurt his feelings. No amount of telling him the movie was actually good would help. You know me. I’m kind of wishy-washy on this. The movie was good, but too intense for me. I cannot even read The Chronicles of Narnia, because I worry when they go into the wardrobe - how the heck are they going to get out? Inception was a movie about going into people’s dreams with the possibility of not coming out. I worried throughout the movie, but it was interesting. It was mind-boggling and yet… Still, I feel bad – maybe Toby would like it. I don’t know, but I do know I hate it when he takes on the Little Red Hen attitude and makes me feel bad - like it was my fault. Okay, so he picked out a movie all by himself and I bashed his pick. Why couldn't he have called from Wal-Mart?
So we watched a netflix movie that was rather silly.
On a different note:
Jesse helped out at the alternative school yesterday. She brought home a bag of goodies that some church group had given out at the school. Inside the bag of goodies was a Christmas card. At the end of the card it read, "May God bless you real good in 2011." Jesse got a real kick out of that and said that it may be her new motto.