random thoughts

so last night justin and i sat down to watch a movie together. this hardly ever happens anymore with his hectic school/homework/work schedule. he had borrowed the new version of halloween from his friend.

now, i LOVE scary movies. i'm a big fan of the original halloween. i thought that this would be a great twist. but holy cow, was this not something i needed to sit through. there was so much language i found myself not being able to focus on the movie but only on how horrible it was. apparently i was saying so too, because justin asked me, very annoyed, if i wanted to just turn it off. it was so, well, raunchy. man i sound like my mom. i told him no. i didn't want to miss out on this chance to cuddle on the couch with my husband.

but really, the best thing would have been to turn it off. i gained nothing from it. it did no justice to the original. it didn't even make me jump. and i should have known it was going to be as crude as it was because rob zombie directed it. the main reason i should have turned it off is because i could have been an example and i wasn't. i was selfish. i wanted to cuddle. i also didn't want to annoy justin by turning it off.

hopefully i won't be in that position again. we tend to be very lax on what we watch simply because we don't have any children in the house. but that's not really a great excuse. my dad used to talk about how you always remember the bad things you see on tv, and how they come back into your mind when you least want them to. of course i thought he was being a controlling mean dad, but he was right. that's the whole reason i'm writing this out. i was sitting reading someone's blog and suddenly a scene from that wretched movie popped into my head. there was no catalyst, it just happened. the devil knows what he's doing. why let me concentrate on Bible verses when i could be distracted by filth.

i tend to watch a lot of cartoons simply for this reason. they're not dirty or depressing and they rarely, if ever, have a storyline that is necessary to follow along with. also a lot of cooking shows are good, and nature shows. i really just need to cut down on tv altogether.

so this is a bunch of rambling...sorry. just sorta talking to myself about what an idiot i can be. i'm gonna go turn on some cartoons.


Christina said...

Through your random thoughts, I saw a beautiful legacy that your dad left you, a legacy to set your mind on things of the Lord so that you can be, "ready to give an account," as opposed to a mind filled with the world. Isn't this what the Lord promised your dad, though? "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

Michelle said...

I know exactly what you are talking about! Scott and I have to be careful about filling our minds with junk from TV and movies... So I feel your pain!

Michelle said...

I know exactly what you are talking about! Scott and I have to be careful about filling our minds with junk from TV and movies... So I feel your pain!

dave & rachel said...

Those were good thoughts, Beth. I remember thinking those kind of things about my parents too, but turns out, they really desired what was best for us!

Grace said...

It is a depressing and yet mature moment when you start to censor your TV. I have been doing this the last few months. I sat down and made a list of all the shows I watched regularly (gulp, it was over 40 hours a week!) I reduced it by 2/3rds based on content and how interested I really was. Giving these up was hard, because most of the reason I watched a lot of them was because brandon and I were cuddling on the couch! Needless to say, he didn't give them up just because I did and was sort of annoyed. But, my house is cleaner, I have more time for bible study, pampering and fewer bad dreams!

sidenote: last night I sat down for a few minutes with Brandon to watch an episode of Dirty Jobs where Mike Rowe helped a vet suck snot out of a horse's nose. I dreamed about giant boogers all night! gross!