For those of you wondering if I ever got that hamburger, YES I did, but I didn't enjoy it because I paid $5 and ate it behind my hub's back.
(It's not as enjoyable to defy my hub behind his back. You get me?)
Point is, the fun isn't always in the getting either
For instance, there was nothing fun about getting head lice after my twins were born. And there was nothing fun about getting three speeding tickets last year. And there was nothing fun about getting a bag of my MIL's hand-me-down . . . well . . . let's just say nighties, last weekend. Or as she calls them, quote fun wear unquote. (Ewwwww, does anyone have a bar of soap so I can wash my mind out with soap?)
Actually I take that back, it was a little bit fun getting that bag of hand-me-down "fun wear" from my MIL. I haven't simultaneously deep-belly-laughed and grossed out that hard in months.
When I grow up I'm going to tell my grand kids that the fun isn't in the wanting. Or even in the getting. The fun is in the doing.
Am I right? Or am I right?
Remember when I did Dummy Boot Camp last month? And I went to the temple four times? And I accomplished 20 tasks I'd been putting off for months? And I read seven great books? And I became acquainted with some of the deepest spiritual truths known to man? Truths like repent and forgive, love one another, and CLEAN YOUR FRIDGE already?
That was fun.
But this month has been even more fun because this month I'm studying the art of storytelling by challenging myself to watch 20 interesting movies, or as the hip people would say, films, by May 31. So far I've watched nine films. I have found that to study the art of storytelling is to study emotional truth.
Now you all know how I love movie wisdom, right? So please indulge me as I put on my yoda hat and share the emotional truths I have learned thus far in the films I've watched:
Waiting for Superman, a documentary about the education system in America. LOVED IT! I learned that the education system in America is broken, and all because, as my daughter frequently points out, adults are just teenagers who look old.
Black Swan. This movie creeped me out. Even a dummy can only take so much emotional truth. Wisdom gleaned? Return this movie to the Redbox after the bloody bathtub scene. (shudder, shudder)
The King's Speech, a film about the struggle to let your voice be heard. I really enjoyed it, even though I fell asleep halfway through. Lesson learned? It's always a struggle to step up and be the king you were meant to be.
Moulin Rouge, because can you ever get enough of Ewan McGregor singing love medleys to Nicole Kidman? Wisdom? The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in returned. Especially if Ewan McGregor is the one loving in return. (Just sayin')
The 19th Wife, a murder mystery in a polygamist community. Lesson learned? Braids just ain't that attractive on adult women. Oh, and polygamy bites!
Water for Elephants, a circus movie about Rob Pattinson and a heroic elephant--plus a little non-sparkley, non-fanged-toothed love story to boot. GREAT MOVIE! One of the lines sums up life in a nutshell: Everyone plays their part, and everything is an illusion.
Push, an artsy movie about bad acting. (And superpowers.) What I learned? Hmmmm . . . sometimes screaming can be funny?
Country Strong, one of my FAVORITES! A movie that illustrates the complexities of love and loss, and shows how the the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, the beautiful and the ugly, always happen simultaneously.
And my personal favorite? A movie so good I wouldn't recommend it. At all. So good I'm going to have to tell you about it tomorrow because I'm out of space for today.
P.S. I need suggestions for more interesting movies to watch!