Would you rather be rich or healthy?
I have to side with Virgil on this one: the greatest wealth is health.
And, since I have nothing of value to add there, I've decided to hop back in time to take on one of the days I missed.
Day 3: What is the last movie you saw in theaters?
I don't make it to the movie theaters very often. So expensive. You have to find parking. And deal with teenagers making out. And get there early or get stuck in the front. And who knows who's been wiping their boogers on the bottom of your chair.
Hi, my name is Alyse and I am an 80-year-old woman.
Anyway. Last week I went to see The Avengers, because I needed a break from all the crying and moping that followed putting my dog down last Friday. A mindless summer blockbuster was just the thing.
In terms of brain shutoff capabilities, The Avengers delivers in style. I could watch Scarlett Johansen kick ass all day, any day, and my Ally McBeal-era crush on Robert Downey Jr. isn't just resurrected—it's reached whole new heights of glory. The movie is completely accessible to persons not fluent in comic book culture, and for an action movie, it is surprisingly light on the gore.
It's just the thing a girl craves when the ritual of looking for her pup in all the usual places, and finding nothing but cold, empty couch cushions and still, silent floors, gets to be too damn much.
It might be time for me to head back to the theaters, parking and teenagers be damned.
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