{January 29, 2013}   Ill Discoveries

Meaning things I discovered while in bed recuperating from that killer migraine and the exhausted laziness that settled in after it was gone.

1. I can watch all of the seasons of The L Word  for free on my Kindle using my Amazon Prime membership.

2. I can watch several gay/lesbian genre movies on my Kindle for free using my Amazon Prime membership.

3. I can stay in my room for two days straight and no one notices that I’m ‘missing’ (Hmmm, good or bad?).


And Then Came LolaLast night I watched a movie called And Then Came Lola (found under lesbian movies). It was a good movie. It’s a little bit confusing in the beginning because they do three different takes of the same scene throughout the movie. But once you figure it out it makes perfect sense. You’ll find yourself cheering on Lola and trying to tell her what to do differently (kind of like in horror movies when you find yourself yelling “don’t look behind the shower curtain fool!”). Don’t worry, she figures it out! The best thing about this lesbian drama is that it’s not all about sex and nudity. I can’t stand how so many lesbian movies portray lesbians as being horny sex toys. You do see some skin in this movie but there’s no real nudity. At least someone knows how to leave something to the imagination.

You should totally watch it. And you have no excuse not to if you have an Amazon Prime membership, because it’s free!

These Things Hidden

I just finished reading Heather Gudenkauf’s novel These Things Hidden. Excellent read! Just when you think you have the hidden things (secrets) figured out, she reveals the truths and they’re not at all what you expected. She keeps the mystery going, suspense-fully, right to the last page of the book. I can’t possibly give it a good enough review, you just have to read it for yourself.

My goal is to be completely lazy (except when my pager goes off) until I have to get my shit together to see my therapist Thursday morning. That gives me two days for myself, for my selfishness. I’ve been selfish a lot lately and I’m slowly learning to like it. That could be a good thing, or it could be a bad thing. I guess it depends on how you look at it, or how far I take it 😉

{October 20, 2012}   Who Doesn’t Love a Good Laugh?

So I ended up staying up until about four this morning. When I got into bed and turned my TV on for background noise I found that there was a Tyler Perry movie marathon going on. I’ve never seen any of his movies because the previews looked incredibly obnoxious, however when I turned it on his “Madea Goes To Jail” was airing. I got caught up in it and before I knew it I was laughing until my belly hurt. Madea is what I picture my Dad’s late mother to be like if she was African American. And taller than four-foot-eleven. My favorite scene was the very end where Madea has an Anger Management session with the great Dr. Phil McGraw:

This was by far Dr. Phil’s best movie appearance yet! I also watched Tyler Perry’s “Why I Got Married”, but I found myself crying for Sheila more than laughing. Her situation reminded me of my Aunt and her ex-husband, who was just down-right cruel about her weight and even took to shooting her in the ass with a BB gun while she prepared his meals. But like Sheila my Aunt finally saw how mean and degrading her ex was and left him, only to find an amazing man who loves everything about her.

So, surprisingly, I found that I do like Tyler Perry’s movies and I look forward to seeing his others.

et cetera