Friday, February 4, 2011

OM: Try to Feel Young

So I am here to admit to you that my One Moment this week came in the form of made for TV movies. (Pause here to contemplate this) My last few weeks have been spent at home due to both a surgery and also the Northeast being pounded by snow week after week.... This has left me no choice but to spend my time doing things like crafting, reading, working and, that's right, watching TV. 

I forgot how much I really don't like daytime TV until this past month. I don't dig soap operas or talk shows all that much so I have resorted to Netflix streaming through Manfriend's XBox. They have a delightful variety of movies and tv shows but what I have been leaning towards are romantic comedies in the form of Made for TV... and not just any movies... those geared towards teenagers and college girls. Gah, I admitted it but importantly, I totally have enjoyed watching them. Just today, I watched Beauty and the Briefcase, starring a Miss Hilary Duff and Starstruck, even worse because it was made for the Disney Channel.... nope you know what? I might just whip out the High School Musical trilogy if push comes to shove. I like youthful silliness!
I know I am not exactly going out to pasture anytime soon but it is really easy to feel old doing the same stuff day in and day out. I realized that in watching my silly movies made for ABCFamily and The Disney Channel, that I am just feeding my inner teenager, quenching the thirst for fun and frivolity! I had to stop and think for a second... what am I holding back from... I should be going out of my way to feel fun and young as often as possible. Shouldn't I? Dude, I might just have a new goal for this year. Feed my inner teenager (without the curfew and immature boys).

PS. Beauty and the Briefcase was actually pretty good. No joke.

OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment. Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, actively looking for and sharing these moments will promote balance in our lives. 


  1. Nothing soothes the soul more than finding a great movie to watch - a list or b list. I love coming across movies that surprise me.

    Hope you feeling well and on the mend. Hopefully, the weather will ease up for all of us.

  2. I feel this way when I watch Lucas. A cheesy 80's teen flick. Sigh. We all need to escape somehow.

  3. This is awesome Amanda, I'm cracking up, here, let me explain why. I've always found you funny, and just today, I think it dawned on me. I use to teach middle school, you know, teenagers. And I always enjoyed it because of their sense of humor. Maybe that's why I love your sense of humor so much, lol ;)

  4. Woot! Hooray for silly movies! Maybe I need to watch one or two...

  5. I read teen sci fi and fantasy novels quite often - I love them! Enjoy watching whatever makes you happy.

    Oh, have you seen the series, Veronica Mars? It's a mystery, it's witty and it's full of teenagers :)

  6. Haha, I watched Beauty and the Briefcase last week on Netflix when I was snowed in ;)

    And I agree with Cyn! If you haven't watched Veronica Mars... It's one of my favorite shows. It got canceled after the third season, but I own all three seasons and have watched them multiple times each.

    Cute blog! (you followed me on twitter and I found your blog through there!)


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