Friday, June 5, 2009

Movies. Movies. Movies

If you believe that God is some omnipotent Being who hears all prayers, says "yes" to some, "no" to others, and "maybe, but not now" to the rest, you are mistaken. By what role of thumb would God decide? June 5 "Conversations with God - Book 1" pg 13.
Hi there, my alkie and al-anon friends. How the hell was your week. I've had probably one of the best weeks I have had this year. I got a good report from the neurologist on Tuesday. I'm back on the blog. I'm feeling very good and all is right with my world at present. Today was supposed to have been my double dip day for meetings. Well, I did not get to sleep until after 6 AM, so I turned the alarm off and woke up at 1:09 PM. I am really trying to turn my hours around to have more daylight hours. And I have been making progress, just not enough. I just have to keep working on it.
As you all know, I am quite the movie hound. I usually see at least two movies per week. Lately, I've been making the ones that start at 4 - 5 PM. Monday I saw UP. Now that was a really feel good and funny movie. I really got several belly laughs out of that film. It featured a talking dog, who was just a talking about this and that and then went "SQUIRREL" right in the middle of what he was saying. It reminded me of Mamie. She and I can be playing, or she's just sitting there and then there's this run for the window and hell breaks loose with a squirrel sighting. This is done at home or at Rosalie's. Anyway I really recommend the movie, it is a cartoon and is just really a jewel. I could really equate some of the characters with someone I know. Wednesday I saw "Drag me to Hell" which is a really good horror movie. It had all the accoutrement's of a good ole horror flick. A gypsy curse, the seance, the black sense of doom, an old woman with a wicked eye, the long dirty fingernails of a witch, (Hmmm - some of these characters have been seen at a lot of 12 step meetings), the explanation of the curse, etc etc etc. This was not a tongue in cheek movie. It was a serious horror flick. To the point of almost being over the TOP. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And to wrap up the week, today I saw "The Hangover" which is absolutely hilarious. I put it right up there with "What Happened to Mary" (I think that's the right name). There were no really big established stars in the flick and the newbies really did one hell of job convincing you that this was really happening. The situations all connected quite well, and it was one belly laugh after another. Of course, the night that preceeded the Hangover was hilarious as it unfolded throughout the movie. I highly recommend all three of these movies. Nothing like in depth laughter to heal the wounds of the soul or to just fill the time with mirth. It was really fun to watch the making of the Hangover and not experience the actual event. Man, Sobriety Rocks.
Tonight I am grateful for:
  • God, my Higher Power
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie, my OCD (squirrel) schnauzer.
  • My sponsor who is recovering quite well and is just full of joy. He is an amazing man.
  • My Right
  • Improvement to my left eye. Monday I find out about the surgical schedule, I hope.
  • Being sighted.
  • Family
  • That I have always been the one to reach out to my siblings, even with the fears and the assumption of outcomes.
  • Everyday things.
  • Friends
  • All y'all.

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Steve E. said...

Movies are not my thing--I just do not take time out for them...BUT, Ptayer Girl loves them.

So, Zane, I thank you. You have "told" me that maybe I should 'take time' and 'take PG' to a movie!

We're leaving Wednesday for a couple weeks, and we can "do a movie" during that time, for sure. Seems funny, I gotta drive to St Louis (from Naples) to see a movie.

Love ya, Bro, God 'talks' through you, too!
Steve E

dAAve said...

We missed you. Well, I missed you.

Scott W said...

Happy Saturday, Zane!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Woohoo!

Trailboss said...

I want to see The Hangover. Glad I found out it really is good! Thanks Zaney Maney.

Syd said...

I do like a good movie. It's a good "escape" in a way, just like a good book. However, the books are always better than the movie, right?