Friday, March 18, 2011

Popcorn.... check!

Hello, my name is Vanessa, and I'm a movie junkie. Confession is good for the soul. Being the introvert that I am, watching movies has always been a favorite pastime. Remember when the VCRs first came out?

I remember the day we plugged ours in and the fun began. Our very first movie.... Two of a Kind. In our town there was one movie rental place. I became a connoisseur of the 3 day rentals. Friday came with the knowledge that I would accompany my mom to pick out the weekend 5. Oh yes, five spectacular movies guaranteed to more than likely scare the snot out of me and keep me awake listening for the monsters under my bed, in my closet, and scraping their evil claws outside my window. Yes, I was intrigued by the horror, the graphic, the scary, the intense, the anticipation of what was around the next corner kind of movie that would have me on the edge of my seat and screaming. Lots of fun! I don't watch those any longer. Are you kidding? Living alone and watching a scary movie is the equivalent of drinking 12 cups of coffee. Plus, I don't like putting images into my subconscious that might materialize in the dream-state. Freddy need not hop in my dreams, 

                                                                            or Jason, 

                                                                  or Jack with his ax.

I watch movies before I go to sleep. Usually a good Sandler movie, superhero stuff, or intense drama. For those of you who haven't seen The Power of One, you're missing out. Now, add it to your Netflix cue before you continue reading. Done... great... let's continue. We all have our favorites. We all grew with Star Wars. Goonies never say die. And most of us know what it means to "be back in time." 

My latest indulgence...... I had the joy of watching a movie recently, titled "Inception." First, I'm not a Dicaprio fanatic. He forever looks twelve to me, and he'll always be the kid Mike Seaver used to know.

Second, thank you, Evelyn and Dave, you guys are the best! Anyway, back to the movie. This movie is about dreams. I love dreams! I dream graphically in what seems to be a motion picture type setting. This is why I'm more careful about what I watch. No scary movies. Inception still won't leave me. Dreams within dreams. Levels of dreaming. Creating reality within ourselves. Reality. Hmmm. Reality for the dreamer is limited only to the imagination. My writing usually becomes part of my dreams. My characters become so real that I dream about their lives. It does tend to inspire page after page. So.......

Time to dream. Reality awaits!


  1. I was never a "big" movie connoisseur...was usually out playing or riding my pony when I was younger. Then when I was old enough to drive I was just out of the house as much as possible.
    Being manic depressant most of my life I do find refuge in my dreams. In my dreams I love him and he loves me...the way it should be. :-)
    In my dreams we vacation and travel instead of working all the time. In my dreams my children know what it's like to have an actual father.... That's why we want to sleep so much when we're depressed.

    Not trying to bring anyone down, just thought I would share. FYI, I've taken my life and decided to change. I try to stay positive...and just be happy.

    Be happy, live for today, and dream of a wonderful tomorrow.


  2. Vanessa,
    I just wanted to say thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. Reading it bout brought tears to my eyes, knowing that somebody out there is encouraged by what I feel. I also want to tell you your little boy is so adorable :)

    I love your blog post for today and like you I normally watch 2-3 movies over the weekend both days. I like anything but not the really scary movies.

    I hope your weekend is great
    hugs n blessings

  3. I remember getting our first VCR...loved it. Also, Two of a Kind was one of my favorite movies back in the day. Most people I know have never heard of it though.