Finished Two More Movies

Yesterday I finished two more movies - "The Lost Weekend" and "2001: A Space Odyssey". "The Lost Weekend" won an Oscar for best picture in the 1940's and depicts one man's struggle with alcoholism and is a great movie highlighting the problem of alcoholism in today's society.   "2001: A Space Odyssey" is far different but definitely an experience that everyone should go through. I have gone through all the movies I have at home now and can start on some more reading. Hope you have a good day and Remember, life is a journey, enjoy it!
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The General 

PYesterday I watched another movie, "The General", a Buster Keaton silent movie which is one of my movie lists but I forget which one at the moment.  Anyway as silent films go it was enjoyable and it also means I can now return it. The only other thing I have been really making progress on is getting rid of stuff I don't need.  I sold nearly 10 of my old books this week plus some other stuff so I am slowly getting through everything.  When the costs I've incurred become greater than the net profit I'll get back for each…
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An American In Paris.

Last night I watched another Oscar winning movie - An American in Paris.  Surprisingly, I had never seen it before and it was very enjoyable. I have now seen 45 of the 88 Oscar winning movies for Best Picture so I am slowly getting through the list.   Also this week season nine starts on TV for the original Law and Order series which saves me the trouble of ordering it from Amazon.  It's also good timing because I want to finish this goal by end of June so it will help in moving towards that goal.  The downside is…
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Two More Books Read

Of course one of them I actually started and finished yesterday and the other I had already read over half of it but I am getting a little closer to my target of reading 1000 books. On Saturday I did end up returning a pile of books to the library as I never got around to reading them. I probably won't make as much use of the library this year as they have moved and it's really awkward to get a park now.  Plus they have put a lot more books on the e-library which makes it easier to borrow…
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Why Reading Is Important 

I love reading but there's a few reasons why reading is important: It provides an opportunity to learn something new.  Even I am reading a leadership book or something else that I know a lot about there is always some insight that can be gleaned.  I always find it a lot easier than listening to someone or watching a video as the person presenting can get in the way if the message.  Not so with a book unless it is really poorly written. It provides a great opportunity to relax and de-stress.  I read somewhere that reading a book is…
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Setting Up A Proper Home Office

One of the things I have been working on is transforming my spare room into a proper home office rather than working wherever the opportunity arises. So firstly I had to move out the spare bed.  Fortunately disassembling and reassembling this bed is pretty easy to do one's own (my other bed - not so much). Anyway that was the really big task I finished yesterday but I still have to clean off and clean out the desk as well as clean out the stuff on the floor that was under the bed. However I have started and it always…
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Four Books To Go

I mentioned yesterday that I was in the middle of reading five books.  Well no longer as I have finished reading one of them and am nearly half way through another.  I am going to try and finish today or tomorrow and then will be down to three. I am looking forward to finishing as I borrowed a John Grisham novel from the library and am looking forward to starting that. My computer is out of action which is actually very freeing as it can be one major distraction.  I am starting to see what it will be like when…
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I am going to finish what I start

Sadly at the moment this isn't true as I am in the middle of five books and was contemplating starting a John Grisham novel but that would be foolish until I at least finish the books I have already started. If you are wondering what led me to starting five books lets just say I was in different moods on different days and one of the books is on a Kindle when I didn't actually have access to a paper ; However I am determined this weekend to finish them and besides voting in the local election I do not…
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When Plans Don’t Work As They Should

Sometimes, no matter what plans you have for your bucket list things will go wrong and things you planned to do need cancelling or postponing. For me its usually a computer problem or a work problem crops up and the things I had planned I have to delay sometimes indefinitely. It's important in these problems not to despair but to be encouraged by the things you are accomplishing.  Learn from your failures if you can but rejoice in your successes because they are what make life worthwhile. Remember, life is a journey, enjoy it!
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Gentlemen’s Agreement 

Today I watched another Oscar winning movie, "Gentlemen's Agreement".  From 1947, it an interesting depiction of the battle with racism.  As a movie, it is very enjoyable and is still relevant today. I have a couple more movies to watch this week as they are due to be returned.  Not sure when I will get the time though. Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to get to the farmers market this week but I will get there one week! Other than that I don't have much planned this week except trying to fix my computer (why this post…
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