The Only Way is Up

To be honest, I’m at a loss of what to write about this week.   I started writing something earlier today and the first thing I wrote was a list of how many movies/TV episodes I’d watched this week.  I’m particularly proud this week because I was in the cinema Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and only paid $1 total because Tuesday was dollar night at Railroad Square Cinema, Wednesday I was back there but for class, and Thursday SPB gave out free cinema tickets for Flagship Cinema.  Touting how many movies/TV shows I watch is something I probably do too much considering how what it really says about me is that I sit on my bed and stare at the glow of my iPad, usually until 1am.  To be fair, I do watch some when I’m in the gym because I might as well be exercising while watching.

I gave a speech on my last day at my English school last summer, and in one of my working drafts I had written something about how I managed to watch over 100 movies partway through the year, and the head of sixth form who was proofing my essay was like, “I don’t want to hear about how you spent all this time watching these movies.”  At the time, I was a little annoyed because it was the truth of how I had spent some of my time on my exchange, especially because some of my weekends at school I would spend just in my boarding house.  But then I realized it was a little sad and not something I needed to share with however many hundreds of people were in that hall listening to me speak.

Having time to watch movies/TV is the best thing about having free time to me.  If I have time to relax, I don’t grab one of the four dusty books waiting for me on my windowsill (which I always kick myself for not reading), I put on my pajama pants and a blanket and watch whatever I can find on Netflix or Hulu.

Maybe it is a tiny bit pathetic (and haters are going to hate).  Maybe I can’t believe that after starting this saying I don’t know what to write I have ended up writing about exactly what I set out not to write about.  Maybe I should be working on my resume and cover letters for the summer internships I’ve been looking for. But maybe, just maybe, pajama pants and The Only Way is Essex is my calling right now.

PS – The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) is a British reality TV show that everyone should watch (it’s on Hulu!), and the theme song is “The Only Way is Up” (hence the clever title!!)

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