I have a VERY fun new toy, and I’m very excited about it. I went to visit a friend recently, and he had had a huge movie screen and a projector installed in his home, so he and his family could watch movies at home. And although I’m not very into technology, I got excited the moment I saw it, and thought about how much fun we could have with it. He had had his installed by a friend, at a fairly reasonable price, and he gave me the friend’s number and I called him. We have an old playroom that my kids don’t use much anymore, with a Ping-Pong table in it, a good sized TV, 3 couches to lounge around on, and a round table where they still play games when they’re at home: Scrabble, Monopoly, and cards.
I made a quick decision to have a screen and projector installed, and presto magic, 2 days ago, they put up a huge screen, about 9 x 6 feet, a projector that even does 3D movies, and surround sound. And WOW!!!! It’s fantastic and I love it!! I can’t wait for my kids to see it when they come home in a few weeks. I’ve watched 3 movies in 2 days since it was installed (a double feature last night, with popcorn!!), and am having friends over for an early dinner tomorrow—-the same friend who inspired me, and they are coming to check out my new movie set up. I think it is going to give us hours of fun, and I can now imagine having friends over for an easy dinner, and a movie after. I have room for 8 people to watch a movie comfortably, on couches, with ottomans to prop their feet on. It’s neither a sophisticated nor a glamourous way to spend an evening, but it sure sounds like fun to me!! I was grinning from ear to ear like a kid tonight, as the movie came on. I felt like I was in a movie theater, except that I was sprawled out on a comfortable couch, and had a movie of my choice right in my home!!! It feels like a fantastic luxury to me, and given how much pleasure I think our whole family will get out of it, I think it was a good investment that we’ll enjoy for a long time, and the screen is HUGE!!! I went to buy some new movies yesterday, and am going to catch up on movies I haven’t seen. Since I work incessantly for most of the year, and always at night, I just don’t have time to watch movies, except in my off times when I’m not working. I do all my movie-watching on airplanes on screens the size of a paperback book, so this is a major luxury. It was a great idea!!! I suspect I’ll be spending a lot of time watching movies for the next few weeks!!! Bring on the popcorn!!!
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I am 50 yrs old and have heard of you for years and sorry to say am way behind on your books. I am hoping to become a writer, and like you I work on several at a time. I’m trying to devote to just one and it’s driving me crazy, lol. I am very new and don’t know what I’m doing, but you have inspired me this morning when you were talking on a talk show that my husband watches. Anyway I love your new movie theater, what fun!! I’m sure you will have hours of enjoyment with it. Take care and God Bless
I just had high speed internet and high definition tv installed for my mom. She only had radio as a kid, then later black and white tv with tubes in the back, then a small color tv. When she got the big flat screen and the huge variety of shows I can’t get her away from it. She has become an armchair traveler and explorer, she loves the old John Wayne movies and even some cartoons. I hope you enjoy your movie time. Although we all love your books you deserve some time off, sit back and enjoy.
Sounds like great fun, Danielle!
If it wasn’t for my guys, hubby and 3 boys, I’d do away with the TV BUT I love to watch movies so I would do just as you have. Have a blast!
Hi Danielle – congratulations on your new toy – you deserve to relax & enjoy life.
When you get a chance @ that movie rental store on Lombard St. ck out this Funny Funny Film- called ( The Great Outdoors ) starring the great – John Candy & Dan Aykroyd. You’ll love it – it’s so funny – hahaha. I’ll get you a list of some more great movies – Another one you might like if you like westerns- this is one of the best ( North to Alaska) starring the great John Wayne- the song North to Alaska is song by Johnny Horton – rather amusing. You’ll love this one too. Enjoy & Seeyasoon mike
I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR BOOKS SINCE I WAS
40 AND I AM GOING TO BE 60 SOON. BEFORE WE OWNED OUR BUSINESS I WOULD AND WAS ABLE TO READ A BOOK A DAY OF YOURS. NOW I AM STARTING TO READ THEM ALL AGAIN AND ENJOYING IT MORE. I LOVED THEM AND GOBBLED UP THE BOOKS, SO NOW I AM REREADING AND ENJOYING THEM ALL OVER AGAIN.
YOU ARE A FABOULOUS WRITER, MOTHER AND ROLE MODEL. SO GLAD YOU CAN GO TO THE MOVIES AT HOME NOW. BUT KEEP WRITING!
GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.