Is it the same thing or slightly different? In my new house, which has a dedicated scrapbook room, I have found I am not spending as much time scrapbooking. I haven’t done any of my album for 2004, and am stuck on December 2003. Maybe it’s the whole Christmas in July thing — a little early.
At first I thought it was about the lack of entertainment. I was used to scrapbooking at my kitchen table with a clear shot at the TV and my new room didn’t have cable, or a tv. I tried listening to music, which was a good thing, but missed my TV. After a yard sale, I had enough $$ to go to Target to buy a Polaroid TV which came with a DVD player. (I think it was kinda cute that I was buying a Polaroid television set for a scrapbook room — get it??!!! Who knew Polaroid even made TV’s?) So I played DVD’s, and did some more scrappin’.
You know what was good for scrapping? Believe it or not, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s 3 hours long, and it works whether you’re listening to it or not. You know what’s not good for scrapping? Love Actually. I always watch it instead of doing my albums.
I can’t figure out what it is about that movie, but I love it. Actually. I can watch it over and over. In fact, after my 10th or so time seeing the whole thing or pieces of it, I found its fatal flaw. They edited one scene too early. I remember seeing it and thinking “how cute” and then when the song it references comes on, I thought, how odd, but I didn’t realize that something was wrong until I really looked at the wardrobe. It’s the scene with the movie “stand-ins” after their date. Only, what you don’t realize until later, (or until I spoil this for you. Stop reading now if you don’t want to know!) is that although you see the end of their date at this point, you see the beginning of their date about 10 minutes later when everyone’s going in to see the kids’ Christmas show at the school. And then her line “All I want for Christmas is you” makes perfect sense. This hasn’t ruined it for me … but now I revel in my keen-eyed perception.
Since I’m on the subject, I’ll tell you about my other amazing blooper that I figured out all by my ownself in 10th grade. Subject: Raiders of the Lost Ark. When Harrison Ford is in the map room with his staff of Ra, it extends a foot above his head. Well, if you remember that the medallion had two sides, the old guy who translated it said the side the Nazi’s didn’t have said you had to take back one kadaah (unit of masurement) to honor the Hebrew god, and Indiana and Sallah said the staff would be six feet tall before he told them to take back 1 foot, then the staff would be five feet, wouldn’t it? And with Harrison Ford being 6 feet tall, the staff would hit somewhere below his chin and the sun would not penetrate the crystal, and he would not know where the Ark of the Covenant was. But thanks to movie magic, the staff is proudly taller than good ole Harrison, the sun shown through, the crystal lit up, pointing a laserlike beam of light right smack dab onto that map and sure enough that’s where they found the Ark. There are more bloopers in that movie (I saw it a bazillion times in 10th grade due to my major crush in Harrison Ford) but that’s the big one for me.
Okay, so if I can remember all this stuff, why can’t I remember that I like to scrapbook and I have a year or more’s worth of pictures up there for me to get down in an album? Why did I read 3 or 4 scrapbook magazines this month? Why do I surf Two Peas, but don’t do my albums? Maybe I need to make a to-do list and put scrapbooking on it!!
Oh, and my brother turned 38 today. Happy Birthday Ray!