Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 12, 2020, or: Just Another Day in Paradise…So-Called

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Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 75%, the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (24˚C). The forecast for the rest of the day calls for a high of 74˚(23˚C) – which we surpassed –  and scattered showers.  Tonight we are supposed to get light rain and a low of 61˚F (16˚C).

Today I decided to go ahead and get the 4K UHD Jurassic Park four-film 25th Anniversary set that Universal Home Entertainment released two years ago. I wasn’t going to buy any more 4K UHD Blu-rays this year, but since I am left to fend for myself for pretty much the entire day, I had one of those “what the hell” moments and ordered it on Amazon.

(C) 2018 Universal Home Entertainment

The set includes:

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

According to Amazon, my 4-film set should arrive by Tuesday, although it’s been my experience that delivery estimates are usually based on “worst case scenarios” and I usually get my stuff a day or two before the “due by” date.

So, now, Dear Reader, my 4K UHD collection now has 23 titles, although a few are “repeats” because when I ordered the Steelbook editions of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, they included a 4K UHD disc as part of the bundle.

My 4K UHD collection. This is a screenshot of my 4K Blu-ray Movie Collection page.

Other than that…there is not much to tell. My life has become a mind-numbing routine full of sameness, boredom, and solitude. I don’t really have anyone to talk to here, and with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging out there, I am not in a position where I can meet new friends or even – gasp! – try to date again! Not that I’m wanting to meet a new woman and start a relationship – my self-confidence in that area is rather diminished – but even though I don’t mind some solitude, I’m a gregarious person who needs to be around people at least for a couple of hours a day. 

I think I’ll watch this one later. (C) 1971, 2017 Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Home Video

So today will be more of the same routine: watch a movie, read a book, play a computer game, and/or listen to music. I’ll eat dinner at some point tonight, watch another movie, and go to bed late.

Ah, well.

It’s getting a bit dark outside, so I think we’re about to get one of those “scattered showers” mentioned in the weather forecast. And on that note, I will close this post. Ciao for now, folks, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.  

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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