Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sucked In

Do you ever have those days when you have every full intention of tackling the "to do" list, or just making it a productive day and then you do something like turn the TV on to check the weather or the morning news while you eat your breakfast, or cleaning up the room of pillows and blankets from the night before. Unfortunately you get bored with the fluff and you start to flip channels and then you hit TBS and they are showing You've Got Mail.  So now...instead of being productive I have to finish watching the movie.

Think about it. Everyone has at least one movie that if they come across it while flipping channels on television, they have no choice but to watch it. You are unwillfully bound to that channel and that movie - all physical ability to change channels is lost and no matter how far along the movie is when you join it, that remote is for all intents and purposes useless until the credits run. I happen to have a robust list of these movies. Some I can explain. Some I cannot.

I will preface this list by saying that if Ralph is in the room or has the remote...the channel ususally gets changed  His least favorite movie is anything with Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock.
With no further ado, and in no particular order.....

1.  You've Got Mail
I never tire of this movie.  Love it
2.  Harry Potter MoviesSmiley from millan.net
I never seem to set aside the time to sit and watch the whole movie, so it is a good excuse to watch it if it is already on.  Plus  ABC Family shows the extended versions which you cannot purchase yet.

3.  Lord of the Ring Movies
Huge time consumers but so worth it.  "I will take the Ring," he said, "though I do not know the way."

4.  The Wedding Date
I don't know what it is about Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney and Michael Buble Songs.  They just get me.

5.  Steel Magnolias
Why do I want to watch a movie that makes me cry my own tears? Only eight reasons: Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacClaine, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah, Tom Skerritt, and Dylan McDermot

6.  Fried Green Tomatoes

7.  The Cutting Edge
I can feel you judging me, you know.

8.  Footloose
No explanation needed, am I right?

9.  Grease
Don't act like you didn't see this one coming.

10. A River Runs Through It
You wouldn't understand.

11.  Practical Magic
Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and a happy ending.

What makes this list so dysfunctional is that I own most of these movies. I can literally watch them whenever I want to, commercial free. And yet, I cannot bring myself to change the channel when they are on television. And these are just the movies I can confess to off the top of my head. There's no telling what I will or will not be able to do when I come across any given movie.

Moral of the story...If you have a lot to do, don't turn the TV on or.....do Smiley from millan.net

I will leave you with another picture of Sadie Belle and Riley.

Ta Ta for now


Wendybell said...

OHMYGOSH!!! That pic of the furbabies is the BEST!! And I pretty much own all of those movies, too (which is why we get along so well!)! I have to admit that I haven't seen The Wedding Date or Practical Magic ... Girl's Night comin' on??

Charlie said...

Oh man practical magic I almost forgot about that movie it's a good one. :) I have the same problem and just stayed up very late so I could watch Harry Potter 5 on ABC family I didn't want to go to bed in case I missed an extra scene. Glad I'm not alone.

marlene said...

I think we all have these issue dang that tv I would add Pretty women to my list! Sam snuggle with lucey the same way. love those little dogs

Carrie said...

"Sense and Sensibility" is my all time favorite. I like a lot of the same ones you like. I like the ending of "A Few Good Men". Also, "Hope Floats" and anything really with my good pal, Sandra. I'm a sucker for most chick flicks. Haven't seen "The wedding date" May have to add at to my Netflicks list.

We should do a girly girl movie night. Tell me when and I'll be there! :-)