It’s been quiet around here lately, largely due to my not having the energy to do much more than stare at the TV, so I thought I’d make an update today. See, one week ago today I was, by this point, very asleep in my own bed after having spent around twenty-four hours at the surgery center for my banding surgery. And what a week it’s been.
I mentioned a lack of energy. For me that’s been the norm. I’m sure I’m not the only band patient for whom that is the case, but I’m sure there are others with vastly different experiences. This hasn’t been a “spend all day asleep” type of lack of energy. It’s more of an “eat once an hour for most of the day or be in trouble” lack of energy. (And by “eat” I of course mean “imbibe protein supplements”.) All in all it’s been…well, pretty brutal, actually. If I were to say that I’m happy that tomorrow I get to start on pureed foods, it would be like saying that Lake Erie is a trifle moist.
You know you’re low on energy when you don’t even have enough to play a video game. So I’ve been watching movies all week. Netflix is a wonderful and glorious thing. If you’re like me and enjoy watching really terrible movies just so you can laugh at how terrible they are, consider the following:
Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Sadly, Netflix doesn’t have the first in the series, but this one is still worth the time. It’s quite funny, though not so much in the way mentioned above. It’s actually engineered to be funny, and has not only George Clooney, but Jon Astin in it.
…it’s difficult to take a horror movie seriously when the boogeyman is sentient frozen custard.
This one wasn’t terrible ha-ha. This one was just terrible. Seriously. Why did this movie enjoy any popularity at all? (Oh right, Tom Cruise.) The scenes with the jets were awesome, but come on. Oh well. At least now I know where all of the pop culture parodies come from.
I had already seen this before and therefore knew it was…not the best movie in the world. It’s not the worst movie in the world—it was well cast and I actually like Elijah Wood in this, which is more than I can say for anything else I’ve ever seen him in. But…yeah.
…the ’80s were fucked up.
Today I’m starting with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” which I have never seen before and am expecting to be reasonably terrible. Tomorrow I finally get to have meat again. (These two pieces of information are unrelated.) Until next time.