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listening to movies

Yes, I said listening. I’ve been doing this for a while; it’s an alternative to listening to music while working. Of course, it only works if you know the movie(s) in question really, really well.

The first one:

Star Trek (2009)

I bought the DVD of this almost as soon as it came out, of course. I say of course, because anything else would be nearly unthinkable, as I have been an avowed Trekkie since the 7th grade–which is when Star Trek: The Next Generation started airing. Along with the DVD copy, there was a “free” digital copy. I logged into iTunes, entered the code from inside the DVD box, and voila! Free digital copy. It’s on my computer; I play it with the iTunes window minimized.

The second one:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

I realized I needed another movie to listen to while working; Star Trek rocks, but I needed something else. The first thing that came to mind was Ferris Bueller…so I did it.

The latest:

Labyrinth (1986)

I have this movie on both VHS tape and DVD (and yes, I have a VCR/DVD player, but I’ve had the VHS tape for YEARS). I had the DVD with me a month or so ago, and I tried to listen to it with the DVD, but it wouldn’t play. Stupid restrictions on this computer. Yesterday, inspiration struck, and I went to iTunes and paid to download it. No big deal, it was only $9.99; I still feel a little silly about buying it in yet ANOTHER format. But listening to it yesterday–just for the first time–made the money completely worth it.

At the moment, I’m listening to Star Trek. Again. I almost have the entire movie memorized, and I am still not sick of it at all. Turns out there are some good things to being stuck at my desk all day long, “working”. 😉 “Set phasers to stun.”

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