Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 31, 2021, or: A ‘Lazy Sunday’ Indeed

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Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 14 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 57%, the feels-like temperature is  75˚F (25˚C). Today we can expect partly sunny skies and a high of 78˚F; tonight’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers and a low of 57˚F (14˚C)

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So far, today has been quiet and uneventful; as is my habit now, I woke up early even though it’s Sunday. How early, you ask? Oh, around 5:30 AM or so. It was still dark when I went to the kitchen to eat a bowl of cold cereal, and the sun didn’t rise until 7:16 AM Eastern.  Everyone else was asleep, so I read for a while from Craig Symonds’ The Battle of Midway, then finished watching The Bourne Supremacy (2004), the second film in the Bourne  movie franchise that is based on the late Robert Ludlum’s action adventure novels about Jason Bourne, an  amnesiac and former assassin of the CIA’s Operation Treadstone.

This time around I watched the 4K UHD version on my TV rather than the 1080p Blu-ray out in the common room. It was way too early in the morning for me to watch anything out there without waking everyone else up, so my options were:

  • Wait till later and watch The Bourne Supremacy on the big TV after everyone was awake
  • Finish watching the movie on my smaller but more advanced 4K UHD TV

I obviously chose the second option; I started watching The Bourne Supremacy late last night (I don’t know late, so don’t ask), but I fell asleep 20 minutes into the movie. The disc was still inside the player when I woke up, so all I had to do was turn on the 4K Blu-ray player and the TV (they are both Samsung products, so when you turn on the player, the TV comes on at the same time).  After I selected the subtitles, I then jumped to the scene where I had left off and watched the rest of the short (108-minute) movie.

Other than that, the only things I’ve done – besides eat my Sunday breakfast of corned beef hash with eggs, coffee, and orange juice – have involved lurking on Twitter and Facebook.  Not exactly the most exciting or productive endeavors, I must admit, but it’s Sunday, and since I don’t have much of a social life here in New Hometown, that’s how I roll today.

If I can get motivated, I might go out to the park bench where I like to sit and maybe read a book for a while. Or I could play another turn of Strategic Command WWII: World at War. Or maybe watch another movie on my TV; I currently have 373 movies and TV series on Blu-ray and DVD. Or I could listen to music….I don’t know what I feel like doing, but it’s nice to know that I have options.

And with that, Dear Reader, I will close this episode of Musings & Thoughts. I hope you are keeping safe, healthy, and sane on this last day of January 2021. So until we meet again, Auf Wiedersehen, lieber Leser!

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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