You may ask yourself WHY? Why would someone start a movie review blog when they are for sure not qualified, not getting paid, and not really that great at making a blog? Well there are 2 versions of the same answer, so choose your own adventure:
The Straight-Forward Version: I am a music teacher so, yes, I get summers off. I’d like to remind people that between cleaning your classroom, getting ready for next year, and music camps, I really get about 2-3 weeks of “Summer”, which is still great, but it’s not the 3 months off that most people assume.
ANYHOW, during the summers I like to live my best life and watch 4-6 movies a day to avoid being outside and doing anything productive. I also have a wonderful husband who works very hard all year round, so he can support me through this quite luxurious time. Due to our slight schedule differences in the summertime, he found himself coming home every night to a lunatic who would quiz him on the plot synopsis’ of movies most people don’t bother to rent at the public library. The quizzing would also be interrupted with personal issues and the sharing of pro/con lists to explain how the movie could have been better. Being said lunatic, I created this blog to stop annoying my husband in the summer.
The Gushy Version: I have loved movies my entire life and ever since I can remember I have watched movies in any (and all) of my spare time. I went through major phases of wanting to be different characters from movies (I know that’s probably not a new thing for kids, but it’s still going on right now) and I’d like to share those phases with you:
Ages 4-6 – Elizabeth Bennet from the BBC “Pride and Prejudice” mini series
Ages 5-7 – Snow White
Ages 8-10 – Mulan
Ages 10-11 – Faye from “That Thing You Do”
Ages 12 – 15 – Jane Bennet from the BBC “Pride and Prejudice”
Ages 16 – 18 – Gabriella from “High School Musical”
Ages 18 – 21 – Lorelai Gilmore
Ages 21 – 23 – Bridget Jones
Ages 23 – 27 – Phoebe Buffay from “Friends”
Ages 28 – Present – The Grandma in “Downton Abbey”
The reason I mainly started this blog was to stop annoying my husband with all of my opinions on movies he didn’t care about. However, I now secretly love the fact that I have an outlet to talk in constant movie quotes and express my unfiltered opinions.
It has been 6 years since starting this blog and now I thoroughly enjoy sending my opinions about movies into the cyber world, and I am so grateful to anyone that bothers to read them. Thank you!
You go Lydia. Pop that corn.
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