dreamworks state of mind

i can't sleep. i've lost my appetite. i feel nauseous. i can't concentrate. i'm full of nervous energy.

so what, you may ask, is my problem?

no one has died. no one lost their job. and i'm not pregnant. we aren't moving yet.

oh no.

the truth is that i have fallen into the vortex that is called "trying to decide which netflix instant viewing film to watch" and i can't get out.

i'll decide i want to watch a movie and literally like TWO hours later i am still trying to narrow down my picks. i think instant viewing is the worst nightmare of people like me. people who have a hard time making decisions. drama? documentary? you've got mail for the 150th time? the endless possibilities are killing me!

this situation shouldn't come as a shock to those who know me. after all, i'm the person who holds up the line at tim horton's for ten minutes trying to decide what kind of TIMBITS to get.

deciding where to go for dinner warrants a TWO hour exploratory appointment with google.

i think it is totally normal to ask EVERY.SINGLE.PERSON in my life if i should....buy that shirt....or this pair of pants.

i'm not exactly sure what my problem is. maybe i suffer from the paralyzing fear of death--which means that i think every time i do something i'm convinced it's the last time i'll do it (because then i will die) and i want to make sure whatever i pick it isn't a dud.

(who wants to be the dud that goes out on a dud?)

maybe its the curse of the libra (libra's according to my maternal grandfather are terrible decision makers).

one way avoiding the netflix vortex of indecision is to go in with a plan for what i am going to watch. i'm running out of movies people have recommended though and i'm going to fall back in that black hole unless you all help me out. how about i'll share some of my favorites with you all and then you hit me with your best shots ok?

here it goes:

  • the cove (a documentary about dolphins. made we want to join PETA and i'm not even an animal lover type)
  • damages (tv series starring glenn close. intense thrilling legal drama)
  • girl with the dragon tattoo (don't bother watching the hornets nest and the playing with fire one....they suck....tattoo is very good though).
  • restrepo (documentary about military unit based in afghanistan)
  • the stoning of soraya m (film about honour killing in iran)
  • the north and the south (pride and prejudice meets economic theory)
  • last station (for tolstoy lovers)
ok friends. i am counting on you. help me. you are my only hope. tell me what i need to watch this weekend.


Melissa said...

North and South.

Don't be creeped out. I am Michael's friend. I told him I read your blog once a long time ago. Not sure if you know that.

Anyway. North and South.

Louise Plummer said...

I love Damages. It's so wicked.

Watch Surfwise (a documentary).

Katie said...

the cove sounds good - mind you I'm surrounded by snow right now, so anything with dolphins would be a great escape right now. Plus, I've heard its great, and you seem to have a positive review of it as well.

Mercedes said...

melissa: totally flattered to hear from you. you have a cool job working for the Florida legislature right? man what i wouldn't give for a cool job. looking forward to hearing more from you!

louise: totally flattered to hear from you too. let's get together sometime to talk about damages and surfwise (and probably other stuff--like my wacko ward) over good cheese and fine baked goods. i'm going to stalk your blog and send you an invite.

katie: totally flattered to hear from you three! oh my. how about this. you come to utah and we hang out. think about it. (i am sorry i don't live someplace more exciting any more.....i'm working on it....trust me.)

Bonnie White said...

On a Clear Day
truthfully I love anything from Ireland - Lucky Break a fav
All in the Family - you will be surprised at how Avante Garde they were

nathan said...

help me obi-wan kenobi. you're my only hope.

it's simple. star wars: a new hope. then, star wars: the empire strikes back. finally, star wars: return of the jedi.

LiNds said...

Waking Ned Divine is a goody. I think you'd like it!