It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I just wanted to take some time check in since it has been over a month and a half since I have actually posted anything. On a personal note, I am safe and healthy, staying at home and practicing social distancing and self-quarantine. Honestly, with the exception of a fuller pantry, it’s not much different than my usual lifestyle. I’m not sure what that says about my lifestyle, though. One thing is for sure, after this is all over with, I am not longer calling myself introverted. Instead, I am going to tell people that I am a regular practitioner of social distancing and self-quarantining.
With much of the world on lock-down, going to the movie theater is not an option at the moment. But with my extensive DVD and blu-ray collection and several streaming options, watching movies is not an issue. If you follow me on Twitter or Letterboxd, you’ll know that I have still been watching movies regularly. However, I just haven’t found myself in much of a writing mood lately. With my job, I am lucky enough to easily work from home. The one downside of working in my home office, though, is that I do not have a standing desk like I had in my work office. As a result, I have been making more of an effort to get exercise, especially by walking my dogs, to get fresh air and spend some time outside. Also, I have noticed when making dinners lately I haven’t been making as many leftovers. Instead, I tend to make enough food for that meal. Therefore I am spending more time in the kitchen over the week as a whole. These are all ways to say that by the time I have completed the work day, exercised, and made dinner, I’m not in much of a mindset to write much of anything, whether that be movie reviews or the long form posts I was hoping to do more of this year.
So that’s if for these last few weeks. I can’t make any promises that things will change in the near future but going forward, I will try to make an effort to write reviews. I’ve been low-key proud of myself because I feel like my recent reviews have been more extensive; I’m finding much more to say about the film being reviewed and moving away from the “Lightning Review” format I had adopted early on in my blogging tenure, having formally dropped the distinction not too long ago. One option I’ve been considering is to bring that format back, not in name but at least in style. Maybe writing shorter reviews will serve as a start to help me to get content out to all you beautiful readers once again.
Anyway, that’s my update. I hope to have content to you soon. I also hope you and your families are safe and healthy during this time of craziness and uncertainty.
Until next time, cheers!