Movies one must watch

Every now and then I will be in the middle of conversation with someone who will talk about some great movie that I haven’t watched. They will look at me in utter surprise and say “you haven’t watched it? How could you not?”

I feel a bit embarrassed, since I am quite a movie buff. Worse still, I have watched a number of rubbish movies and missed out on some of the most talked about ones. How this has happened, I wouldn’t know. It’s probably just one of those things. I probably put off watching it until a more opportune time, and then never got around to watching it.

So now, I have decided to make a list of all the movies that I should have watched. Given an opportunity, I’m trying to catch up on them. The only problem is that even though I’m crossing names off, the list seems to be getting longer. So good luck to me on that.

Handwriting Analysis

One subject that has always interested me is handwriting analysis. They say your can tell alot about a person by looking at their handwriting, including whether they have psychopathic tendencies.

I suppose the reason that I find it even more intriguing is that I have two completely different types of handwriting. It’s not that it changes when I am writing fast or anything. I go through phases when I use one type or the other. At the risk of sounding pompous, they are both  very nice but completely different; it’s like 2 people writing.

So coming back to my original point, if one were to analyse my “handwritings” what would that say about me. I wonder if the expert would know it’s the same person. Does that mean I have a split personality…or does it simply mean I’m just a hell of a confused person.

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Infatuation

“When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn’t need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky, for example. Now, in the long run, that’s just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it’s just what you’ve been searching for all these years.” 
― Alex Garland, The Beach

This is one of the most apt descriptions of infatuation that I have ever read. I’m sure that there are many more quotes out there, but to me this is perfect.

It really describes how silly we are to view the world perfectly when we are giddy with feelings of infatuation. Even the slightest touch is magical, and even that can be too much. Sometimes it’s all in a look or glance.

Unfortunately the haze is eventually lifted and reality sets in. Either you drift apart and move on, or you stay together and things become bitter. The third and most rare occurence is simply that….you live happily ever after.

Writing

The problem for me and writing a blog is consistency. But I also think that it’s a matter of subject. I’ve always felt this to be a more daunting task than anything else. Probably because I’ve always felt that the witting needs to be profound. Something significant must be said or something poetic even.

Having read through a number of blogs recently I’ve realized that it’s the simple ideas and thoughts of people that are popular. It could be that we just only want to relate to one another. People like to see that there are other people somewhere out there in the world who share similar ideas, hobbies and even weird habits.

So this time I plan to keep it simple and actually stick to it. Good luck to me, let’s see how far I can get.