Good movie… full of problems.

I just watched a movie on Netflix that I really enjoyed. The title is:

The Road Within

All about a teen with Tourette’s Syndrome, and his Mother dies. His Dad puts him into a clinic, just because his Dad is busy and cannot handle being an only-parent with him. That’s where the teen finds an unexpected community with an obsessive-compulsive roommate and an anorexic young woman. This is where romance eventually/uneasily follows.

I can easily understand how a person would not enjoy this movie. Anyone would have a problem with this movie because they don’t understand or don’t WANT to understand being with people that are different. They have a “problem” being with other people that have THOSE types of differences. I could also see how some people just wouldn’t understand what it is like to have those problems, and would never want to learn.

“My problems arn’t as bad as yours.”

But, everyone has their own problems. Right?

What did I get in the mail today?

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Paper Towns

FINALLY! The movie has been released on DVD of the book that I already read. The whole reason I was reading this book over the summer was to give me a reason to SEE the movie in the summer. But I was lazy…. I was getting lost in interest in the book a few times, and then I finally finished reading. So one evening I was thinking…

“Ahhhh… Now I’ll just go and see the movie in the theatre and be done with this whole thing.”

Uh, no. By the time I was finally finished with the book, it had left the theaters. So, I went ahead and pre-ordered the DVD and finally received it today. Yep, that movie was pretty much what I read in the book. “Pretty much.”

One interesting thing that I DO have to say is that the previews on the DVD are of ALL of those books I’ve read with movies I own. Interesting….

Next! ….uh, I mean what “leabhar” is next? (Irish)

What movie preview did I see this time and now I have chosen to read the book before the movie comes out??

Well…   “…..this stupid Kindle just shut itself off… “

Well, it is called PAPER TOWNS. I saw the preview of this movie on the Internet awhile back and thought it looked “interesting” to see. I wanted a new Kindle book. But I’ve done something different this time. I decided to step back similar to those previous books and go for the “audio” version.

This will just help….  somehow help…. help my….. being too lazy to enjoy reading ENTIRE books everyday all the time. That’s all. Also the audio is cheap. (yeah, that’s an excuse)

Let me get to work on this. I’ll keep everyone informed and we’ll go from here. 🙂

First: Movie comes out July 24th. Today is July 12th. Better start listening pretty soon…


Oh, oh, oh…… The movie! Here it is. I almost forgot to do a PASTE and put the thing right there.

Paper Towns

D-E-N-I-A-L Again! (well, done differently)

Today is Monday morning and I actually arose up out of bed at an UNBELIEVABLY early time of 7:00!! This might be based upon the fact that I had purchased a book to read last night (I’ll discuss that later).

Anyway, I get up, get dressed with music playing REALLY LOUD and start eating cereal when the cell phone makes the “answer-me” noise. Oh great. Now I have to run back to the room behind myself to turn down the music. Then….

“Hello?”

“Yeah, I had told you that you could have come in today, but, uh, you can’t. I just have other things to do.”

“Oh. I kinda guessed that maybe you didn’t mean to arrange the original meeting on a special holiday like today. I am guessing that now I will have to find something else to do. Will it be better or worse than seeing you? That is a good question.”

“Uh, yeah. Well, I’ll see you next week at 11:00.”

“Eh, okay. 11 o’clock it is.”

So, as you may see, we have very important and worthwhile conversations while speaking on the phone. Saddening & weakening conversations. But yet, important. So….


NEXT thing I am going to type about is this book I started to read last night. I have seen the preview of a movie that is supposed to come out soon (maybe in a month or two or something like that). That movie looks saddening because of a “difference” the person has. YES, it looks similar to other movies/stories that I’ve typed about before. Not the happiest thing in the world the entire movie, but worthy of my wanting to watch. Oh wait. You want the title?

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Anyway, I saw this preview and knew it wasn’t out yet. So I told myself…

“Self, lets see if there is a BOOK and read that first!”

Yep. There is. That’s what I’m doing before the movie is released. The story is teenagers and the book itself is written at that level. Easy read.


Ahh. I was just looking to see when this movie was coming out…. June 12th.