Sunday, December 28, 2014

Simple Pleasure Sunday: Watching a Movie at Home

My Dell Mini was seven years old and really slowing down, taking a long time to load a webpage. It would be incredibly cranky too. "The Blue Screen of Death" appeared more and more frequently, with troubling text such as "Dumping physical memory." I would restart my computer and it always resurrected itself. Luckily, my parents gave me a laptop for Christmas before it completely died. The screen also featured white spots from accidental water damage. I had purchased a cheap no-name external hard drive in order to play DVDs once but it failed to function.

I set up my new Toshiba laptop this evening and am using it to create this post. It's nice. I also installed the external hard drive they gave me and have selected Midnight in Paris from my small collection of ten DVDs to view first, immediately after I click "Publish." I love this movie.

I look forward to watching movies, especially during winter when the days are cold and the nights are long. I already stocked microwave popcorn in my kitchen cabinet. Any film recommendations are welcome.


  1. So far my favorites are: Charlotte Gray, The Painted Veil, Won't Back Down. And I've watching the Before trilogy with Ethan Hawke and Julia Delpy over the holidays.

  2. I will have to look up those three titles! Thank you for the recommendations!

    Did you like the trilogy? I loved them. I was on the way to see the third one in a theater when my last car broke down for the first time. Eventually I bought it on my Kindle.