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Nothing that was sort of something

This weekend was much better than the last few. I will still lazy and barely got off the couch, but instead of being a mopey whiner about it, I embraced the lazy. I embraced the lazy so hard.

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I actually feel somewhat productive because I watched 2 1/2 movies and read one book. I’ll call that good for the week.

Friday night, we watched an hour of Gandhi since hubs decided that I have no culture and need it desperately. We didn’t finish it yet, so I guess that wasn’t so productive. Then I moved on to things I couldn’t possibly learn from, the way I like it.  I was too lazy to move out of the “H’s” on Netflix streaming, so I watched two movies that started with “House.”

First up was House of the Devil. This movie was actually recommended by a friend, and with a tagline like, “Talk on the phone. Finish your homework. Watch TV. DIE.” how could I say no?

The “DIE” is in red so you know they’re serious. This movie was made in 2009. I had to double check the date while we were watching because the 80’s vibe was so strong and so well done. Really impressive cinematography. The movie itself was just OK. If you liked Rosemary’s Baby (because it’s super similar) or like movies in which absolutely nothing whatsoever happens until the very end of the movie, you’ll like this. Actually, it was pretty slow. In fact, if you want to know exactly what happens, read the tagline. That is the whole movie except for, “order a pizza.” They should add that.

I also watched House at the End of the Street.

I’m a sucker for Jennifer Lawrence. She is the only reason I watched this. Oddly enough, I still have not seen Silver Linings Playbook. Anyway, it started off like any other double-murder-in-the-spooky-house-across-from-yours movie. Then it ended slightly better than it started. Not bad, just nothing special.

To put some diversity in my weekend, I read a book. I have a slight girl crush forming for Mindy Kaling now. I hated her character, Kelly, in The Office, so I refused to watch The Mindy Project. I accidentally caught part of it one day when I was too lazy to reach for the remote and kinda loved it, so I gave her book a try.

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I will say, I wasn’t expecting to like it. I made it through 30 pages of Tina Fey’s book before I couldn’t take it anymore and I love Tina Fey. This book is really similar. Except it’s not. It’s actually funny and interesting. (Sorry, I know tons of people loved Tina’s crappy book.) I didn’t care about Mindy’s top favorite funny moments on TV and film but the rest of it is super interesting about how she grew up, became a writer for The Office, and thinks Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have a really strong marriage (ha!). Now I love her even more.

So that was my productive weekend. This Friday is my birthday so it’s bound to get more exciting than that. Who knows, maybe I’ll watch the rest of Gandhi and part of Schindler’s List. Really make it a party.

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