(Rob likes to spend some time on the laptop before he goes to bed. He watches YouTube stuff about movies, too - mostly not the same movies - and also a bunch of workout stuff, of course.)
Here's the updated list of movies I've seen this year, which I have been chunking into the bottom of my movie posts recently. Here it's getting moved up because I want to talk about it - mostly about why it's not longer.
Actually that's not a terribly slow pace by my recent standards - we're basically 3-1/2 months into 2019 and I've been to a movie at a movie theater six times. I think a couple of movies a month is more or less my normal pace in recent years. Some years less - but further in the past we used to go pretty much every week. In Galveston we lived really close to the movie theater for many years, and I think that made a difference. (Rob used to walk, some of the time. It was maybe a mile and a half, so I don't remember ever actually doing that, but it was a little quick jog down the Seawall in the car, anyway - five minutes, tops. We had it timed where we would leave about the time the schedule said the movie started, and we never missed the beginning of the movie.)
Rob goes to see horror movies without me, because we long ago established that I don't go to those, and sometimes he also goes without me to various other things I don't feel like seeing. I wouldn't go to Hotel Mumbai because it just sounded depressing, and I wouldn't go to Us because I watched the trailer and went, Hell no, that's a horror movie! (I did go see Get Out after being assured that it wasn't *really* a horror movie.). I think I mentioned before that I wouldn't go see Glass because I hadn't seen Split, but actually I don't think I missed anything on that one, anyway.
I used to go to movies alone, too, but I hardly ever do any more. I think partly it's because the window before things come out on video has gotten so short that I don't bother, in general. The only movie I can remember going to alone in recent years is Doctor Strange, and that was mostly because it was on a weekend when Rob was out of town. I mostly care about going to the theater to see superhero movies and other big-spectacle kinds of things - Star Wars, etc - otherwise I just figure I can wait and watch them on TV in a month or two. (On the movies I really like, of course, I do both - I go see them two or three times at the theater and then see them more times at home, as well. I watched Infinity War twice in one night, recently. But then I'm in ramp-up-to-Endgame mode at the moment. Barely more than a week away now! We have our tickets and everything.)
In non-movie news, I was going to do a medical update but really there's not a whole lot new to say, anyway. Quick version: I've had a consult at MDAnderson, and I have another one with the RadOnc doctor in a week or so, so the radiation treatments will get underway before too long, I guess. I can't say I'm feeling a great hurry about that, but I know it needs doing.
Spreaking of which, right now I gotta go do my taxes. Ugh.