Here, There, Everywhere

Once again I seem to be falling off the wagon.  This always seems to happen.  I’ll make a commitment, like writing in a journal or, in this case, blogging.  I start out strong, in fact sometimes I have to force myself to be less zealous.  However, if I don’t get immediate results or if I get bored, I slowly taper off to the point where I have to force myself to do it.  Soon after, my willpower gets stomped on and that’s it.  Game over. 
   This is probably why I’m such a horrible procrastinater.  If it’s not something I love or enjoy I don’t do it (see clarinet).  In addition, if it’s something that doesn’t come particularly easy to me (ice skating, skiing) I also seem to shy away from it.  I think it was Phyllis Diller who said, “if you can’t do it well, then don’t do it”.  Now I have no idea why I would apply a 
Phyllis Diller quote in my blog, but whatever.   Even though Remember the Titans is one of my favorite movies, I find it incredibly sappy.  There are tons of flaws in it:  they can’t win a game in a non-dramatic fashion (unless of course it’s the famous montage sequences that appear during every game).  There’s too much CCR.  Ridiculous lines pepper the movie.  It seems like just one of a billion inspirational sports movies. 
   But consider this:  it really was one of the first inspirational sports.  It helped create the genre.  Besides, with Donald Faison and Ethan Suplee (now in Scrubs and My Name Is Earl, respectively) not to mention Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, the movie is LOADED with star power.  Granted, not Ocean’s Eleven loaded, but still.  The soundtrack is also amazingly emotionally uplifting.  Along with The Lion King and Rocky III, Titans is one of the only movies that makes me tear up.  Plus, I’ve had some good memories with that particular movie.

Yes, this blog will do.


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