I thought it might be enjoyable to rent a movie this weekend, while Moby and I had the place to ourselves. Watching movies relatively infrequently, I didn’t want to waste this opportunity. That being the case, I had three requirements for picking a movie: (1) it had to be something previously recommended to me by people I (for the most part) trust; (2) it had to be entertaining; and (3) it had to be something Rachel likely wouldn’t want to watch were we to watch a movie together. That led me to one choice: Napoleon Dynamite.
Since I’m likely the last geek around to watch the movie, I won’t bother with a review. I will say I enjoyed it, which means something given the build up it received. Some highlights for me:
* Watching Napoleon play tetherball on the playground. That was a classic recess activity for me in middle school … but I was playing it with other people, I swear.
* Learning the truth about ligers.
* Seeing Napoleon work on the chicken farm. Thanks to a college friend, I did that for a couple days one spring break to pick up some extra cash. That’s definitely an experience.
All in all, I was entertained and now have a much better grasp of conversations going on around me every day (if that tells you anything about the circles of which I’m a part).