1955- The Number One Grossing Film: Lady and the Tramp

I hadn’t seen this movie in so many years! The only thing I remembered about Lady and the Tramp was the scene in which the two dogs are eating spaghetti and meatballs in the alleyway outside the restaurant. This was good therapy for me! I miss the innocence of a Disney cartoon.

It’s time for the rating. As you recall, the options are “Loved it!”, “Liked it”, “meh”, and “Hated it!”

LIKED IT

1954- The Number One Grossing Film: Rear Window

I haven’t yet written about this- but I’m sad to announce that my dear friend Pip passed away last month. It has been tough without him, but I have felt an outpouring of love from all his friends! I’m so glad that many of his friends are now my friends.

Tonight I’m finally in a movie-watching mood. This used to happen much more often, but I haven’t been in the right frame of mind since Pip’s passing. This is something that we wanted to do together. I have decided to pick up right where we left off: 1954.

Having just watched it, it’s time to give it a rank. The options are- “loved it”, “liked it”, “meh”, and “hated it”.

LIKED IT

This could fall under the “midlife crisis” category.

You’re most likely sitting at home, scratching your head and wondering when episode 2 of season 2 is coming out. Here’s the deal- I haven’t been traveling a lot lately. I’m still a flight attendant, but life sometimes takes a turn, and at this time, I need to stay on the ground.

I do miss the travel, but I am enjoying a slower pace. With less travel, I have decided to focus on another bucket list item. Today, this dream has finally come true!

If I hadn’t been planning this purchase for quite some time, you’d be allowed to assume that this is a desperate cry for attention. The fact of the matter is this: Anything that I purchase that is of a ‘fun’ and/or ‘shiny’ nature, at my current age, is going to be met with an eye roll and unfair judgment.

It’s not like I’ve purchased a little sports car or traded in a wife for a newer, younger model (as if). I’ve met guys who have spent outrageous amounts of money on hair plugs, jewelry, or even lotions that are supposed to make them look younger. Not me!

Anyway- here is, without a doubt, my latest cry for attention.

Behold: My New Ryker

DavTravels: Season 2, Episode 1

Show Notes: Happy 2022! I hope it’s not a dumpster fire! | Exploring the outskirts of #Tucson, #Arizona with #Pip and #Paul, deciding if I want to [officially] move back to Arizona! | I’m back to work after taking all of December off! | #Travel to #SanFrancisco, #California! | You never know what’s going to happen on a work trip- things are always changing, especially if there is weather!

1952- The Number One Grossing Film: This is Cinerama

Me: Liked it

Pip: Meh

I said I wasn’t going to add a description, but, alas, here is a description: In 1952, the film industry started to use a new technology, which, I’m guessing, was the IMAX of that time. It was tough getting through the 2+ hours of footage. This is mainly because it’s just a collection of “high-def” scenes so that they could show off what their cameras can do (I use the term ‘high-def’ loosely, as it comes nowhere close to what filmmakers can do nowadays).

The only reason I voted for a “Liked it” and not a “Meh” is because I tried to put myself in the shoes of someone who may be experiencing this for the first time, in 1952. They obviously loved it enough to tell their friends and family to go see it- otherwise, it wouldn’t have been the highest-grossing film of the year.

1950- The Number One Grossing Film: Cinderella

I felt that last night was a good night to start toward the new goal. The goal: To watch each and every top-grossing film from 1950 forward. Since I like movies, I don’t see this as a difficult thing to accomplish. It will take time, but I’m willing to waste weeks of my life making it happen.

Rather than giving you a whole write-up explaining why I loved or hated it, I’m going to simply say give one of four reactions: Loved it, Liked it, Meh, or Hated it. I may or may not explain myself. If Pip, or anyone else watches it with me, I’ll have them give their reaction too.

1950: Cinderella

Me: Liked it!

Pip: Liked it!