Feb 15, 2007

Aging gracefully

I miss my mac.

I have only been using my laptop for the past 2 weeks to listen to music. I open it up in the morning, play music for about 1/2 hour while I get ready, then I close it up and push it under my bed. I feel like I am giving it the silent treatment, even though it did nothing wrong to me. In fact, my mac has provided me nothing but love and affection. But we do not have internet in our house yet. Is that all I use the computer for? Internet and music? How boring! Does anyone know of other fun things I should take advantage of while in the good presence of my mac?

Well, perhaps due to lack of mac interaction, I have started to watch more movies. I took the plunge and joined Netflix. And I haven't looked back. I have only been a member for a week, but so far this exclusive club is proving extremely beneficial. I have watched Amores Perros, City of God, and have The Devil's Backbone left. My next movie that should be in the mail is New York Doll. There is a constant flow of movies being imported and exported on Jefferson Street. I really haven't been to a movie store in about 2 months. It is always so inconvenient and there are always an exuberant amount of late fees associated with my rentals. So I think we are living in time where we will witness the decline of the movie rental store. I say in about 10 years, rental stores will cease to exist. The only place they will still be in existance is small towns and they will all be Movie Galleries or gas station selections of about 30 hot hot movies.

I'm pretty sure it will be a cool feeling to tell your grandkids someday that you were alive when there were stores lining the streets full of movies you could borrow for 3 days, both "DVD" and "VHS" (as if that will mean anything to them).
I think I will feel pretty cool to also tell them I had a pager in 8th grade. And that I used to want my own phone line just for my room with a see-thru phone that lit up when it rang. Or that I used to drive a gasoline car. Or it used to be cool to tell "your mom" jokes. Though, I hope those never go out of style.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's about time you wrote something. It's been trunking me out of my mind!!!!!!!!! So I thought you talking about telling your mom jokes, as in actually telling jokes to your mom. You can make your own movies with you mac, or do cool graphic design things, or WATCH GILMORE!!!!!!!!!!

Eric said...

What did you think of City of God? I recommended it to a few people and they were a little disturbed by the content, but I lived in the favelas and that is really how things are down there.

your sister said...

your mom's going out of style. BURN!

nomadic gnome said...

anonymous: Way to play it up like I don't know who you are. I think someone needs to start their own blog.
Eric: I thought city of god was very heartwarming. I watched it with a bunch of 5 year olds and we laughed. Actually, I have yet to make it through. I have only been able to watch it in 1/2 hour increments. I switch between that movie and notting hill to make sure that I'm still as sweet on the inside as I look on the outside.
your sister: Your mom is so poor she uses cheerios as earrings. Zing!

more2life said...

maybe somone has a blog, but they never write on it. maybe it's about time to start....for the 100th time.

Iggy Enigma said...

sweet. in the future there will be no netflix because in the future... the movies will watch US.

i hope that with the addition of more2life all of our blogs get a lot sillier. it's about time to reinvent our alter ego selves.

Anonymous said...

iggy speaks truth. in the future there will be no netflix b/c in the future we will download movies from online and they will be set to expire from our computer in a few days. what will we do with out internet then?

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