Having lived in both California and Wisconsin, I believe that people in Wisconsin spend much more time outdoors. That's because you expect it to be nice out in California, so you take it for granted. But in Wisconsin, every beautiful day, we say,
"It's a beautiful day! Let's go out and enjoy it! I'm not spending a moment inside today! We've got to go outside today, because pretty soon it will be so freakin' cold that we will never be able to go outside again. We have to enjoy the last nice day." We lament horrific obligations that deny us enjoying the weather, like going to work. And then, inevitably, there are 132 last nice days. And we've been out enjoying every last one of them!
Meanwhile, in California, I'd be sitting inside watching movies all day, baking cookies, and looking nonchallantly out the window now and then at the perfect weather I'd come to expect as my birthright.
Okay, maybe not that bad, but still. It's funny. This weekend is the tenth "last weekend of summer" I've had this year. There's no problem with that, of course.
And yeah, the picture has nothing to do with the content! It's my blog and I'll do what I want to!
I had to start posting again, because Jen's Dad was harassing me. (His texts are surprisingly mellow, almost hippie-like in nature.) (Hi, Mr. Golden! )
They've remade the movie Flashdance, I think. (I'm afraid to confirm this terrible notion.) Is nothing sacred? I watched that movie twelve times when I was ten years old. Or a hundred and twelve times. Something like that. (The stripper/ steel worker sleeping her way to the top was a wonderful role model for me.)
Why do they remake good movies? (Good in some sense. I mean, people liked Flashdance.)
They should remake bad movies, and make them good! Remaking good movies just sets us all up for a terrible disappointment. Remaking bad movies and making them good, well that's something worth doing! Remake the Day After Tomorrow, and have the weather be realistic, and nobody burning books when you could burn tables. Remake Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and have it be something that incorporates the general feel of the book without sticking so terribly to the plot. Remake The Human Centipede and um... maybe it could be about a hip, new dance? Remake all of the magician movies where the magic is supposedly real as musicals. It makes no sense anyway, right? And what could be more magical than a musical? Remake every Vin Diesel movie with Benicio del Toro instead of Vin Diesel.
You see where I'm going with this. Make the world a better place! Remake bad movies and make them good!