Where Did All the Soap Operas Go?

Stayed home sick from work today. It’s not bad, just feeling a bit too under the weather to manage the office today. So as I lay on my couch like a potato, flipping through the channel on the TV, I realize that most of the day time soap opera’s are gone. WTH? Talk shows, talk shows and more talk shows, a couple of game shows and that is it. I was kind of looking forward to a little blast from the past and catching up on what happened to whom with a little bit of drama and POW ! They are pretty much gone.

I am really not interested in the ones that are left, so thank you cable, I can still find something interesting to watch. Animal cops? Nope, not in the mood to cry over the poor little guys today. History channel has some show about trains in America on. Nah…too much thinking trying to retain the information ( habit I cannot break) So I guess it is either cartoons, news or a movie. I think the movie wins, since one of my favorite flicks is on. Dirty Dancing ! Yay me.

The Hunger Games

I want to see this fucking movie so bad. It reminds me of the Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger, only this is about a girl who volunteers in place of her little sister. She has to make it through the games to not only survive, but to save her little sister. The plot is ripe for all kinds of violence and drama. I think I will take my girlfriend with me to go see it as soon as it hits theaters. I usually go to the theater near my house, but for this movie I am going to the big theater.

The screens are bigger and the seats recline better. The whole place is just nicer. I could do without the exorbitant cost but it is what it is and there is nothing for it. I want to see this one in the theater, not on cable on demand. Don’t get me wrong, I love my big screen TV, but the theater is much better for this kind of movie. I am going to sneak my flask into the theater so we can spike our drinks while we watch the movie. I know that is a no no, but I don’t care. I really want to enjoy the movie to its fullest and have fun with my girl.

Burlesque

Just watched the movie, Burlesque. It stars Cher and Christina Aguilera and several other people who look familiar from hit TV shows and other movies. I was mostly wanting to watch Cher. She sings in the movie and still has a great voice. I don’t know that the movie was all that great – the story line was pretty weak and predictable. But the soundtrack was awesome.

Naughty Teacher

Here it is the end of August and probably at least half of this country is back in school by now. I think only the major metropolitan areas along the East Coast wait until after Labor Day to start their school year.

There is a commercial for a new movie called “Bad Teacher” starring Cameron Diaz. I don’t like Cameron Diaz so I don’t give a shit about paying good money to watch this in the theaters. Maybe one day when I bored out of my mind I might rent it from Redbox. Better yet, I’ll wait until it comes out on cable.

The whole point of the movie seems to be that a charming girl who has really bad habits that are not appropriate for a teacher just needs a little love and understanding. Sound like a load of crap.