*not to worry. The garage door opens fine and the driveway is plowed and I'm wearing one of those "help, come get me" buttons you push when you fall and the keys to the house are in a lockbox on the front door post, which is, come to think of it, behind this frozen storm door...
Yes, friends, as this is a blog about Being Old, yes -- I do stay in bed till noon watching movies on tv. To answer the inquiry about titles -- mostly they're showing old favorites (or since the query comes from Canada, it's mostly old favourites.) I hesitate to name names for fear the more academic amoung you may sneer -- the movies I like aren't all that cerebral. This morning it was
Doc Hollywood --
any of you ever see it? Recent MD graduate driving to California to interview with a fancy plastic surgeon gets stuck in a small Southern town that needs a doctor. I forget his name (cute short guy, Back to the Future, Parkinsons?) but I've always liked the movie, good dialog and he makes the most of it.
Same with another I've always enjoyed -- Starman was on yesterday. Do you know it? Channel surfing brought me to it right at the line I've always remembered -- the outer space Starman, protesting that he knows how to drive, says "I watch you very carefully. Red means stop, green means go, yellow means go very fast."