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Friday, February 22, 2008

It's Finally Friday

Today was the last day at work, so I finished up the odds and ends at work, we had Dino's for lunch, and then I went over with my boss a few last minute things. Then I turned in my keys and went home. It is so nice outside that Rusty and I got to take a little walk! (For reference, really nice means its 26 degrees and sunny).

Last night the husband and I watched 3:10 to Yuma, a western starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. I really enjoyed watching those two amazing actors take center stage. For a western, there was a lot of psychological warfare going on, as opposed to shoot-em-up action. I loved a lot of things about this movie, but at the same time, I really couldn't completely get into this movie. Everyone has a genre or two they just can't get into, and I guess westerns are mine. I don't like how grim they are, I don't get the motivations (it always seems to be about some weird honor code, being really manly and drinking lots of whiskey) and I hate how every always dies!! (Believe me I'm not giving anything away about the movie). I tried watching Tombstone, The Cowboys, and Legends of the Fall with my husband, but during each movie, I sat there the whole time, saying things like "Sweetie, why are they doing that? I don't get it! He wouldn't have died if he would have done this... Okay, I don't get why those guys are enemies!"

My favorite genre is and will probably always be SF. I think a lot of people feel the same way about SF as I do about westerns, so I have decided. I can not like westerns. And that can be just fine.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Congrats on the last day at work! Always a great, brisk feeling ;)

Right there with you on Westerns...I can't get into them either. I'm a big SF/F nerd myself and the two just don't seem compatible...though I'd love to see someone try! I'm sure someone has...

Kim L said...

chris-thank you! You know, I was just thinking about westerns and sci fi having a connection-Star Trek was supposed to be a "Wagon Train to the Stars" originally. I'm sure someone has done a study on it.

Debi said...

Another one who can't get into westerns. Just can't. And I'm generally pretty easy to please.