Isaw "The Lincoln Lawyer" starring Matthew McConaughey. It was a murder who-done-it type flick, with twists and turns. I liked it. That's it, I just, liked it. My opinion is the flick is about like a good T.V. movie.
My friend asked me how the movie was and I told him that I couldn't tell him how it was; I could only tell him I liked it; because at this point in my life, I've seen a lot of movies with the same type of story line. I may have only liked, not loved, "The Lincoln Lawyer," because I could be immune to movies and not able to judge how good they actually are.
I believe, in the case of Hollywood and foreign movies, there are still great ones to be produced, but since there are so many being made, the percentage of good ones is less.
For every "The King's Speech" film, there are a dozen "Failure to Launch" type duds.
I did not like "Failure to Launch" because I've seen so many similar films or did I not like it because it - sucked?
Has life, as we know it in 2011, become watered down? Or is it that, as I age, I like some things less? Maybe it's a little of both? Let's see.
Here's a list of things I like less and things I like more: Of the things I like less, one shouldn't assume I don't like them at all.
•I like Christmas less.
I still love Christmas, but less so. Can you love something and also like it less? Yes.
The build up to Christmas for me now is less intense; after the holiday I'm less sad, but I still love Christmas.
My faith has waned, and that might have a little to do with liking Christmas less, but still loving it (after reading the previous paragraph I bet you're glad you never have had to get directions from me, eh?).
•Having new sneakers is not that big a deal anymore.
Used to be I'd set new pair of sneakers next to my bed at night just so I could smell the newness of the Vulcanized rubber. Now, I dispatch new sneakers next to my boots in the garage. I'm immune; I'm over new sneakers. I like sneakers less. Sad.
•I like vegetables more.
I've always liked them; I just like them more now. Why, I don't know?
•I like meat less.
Is this because I've had so much of it over the years? I don't think so. I've had as many vegetables, and I like them more. Now they say we don't need much meat, lucky for me.
•I like to read more.
I didn't read until I was in my mid-30s, so maybe I haven't peaked yet with my reading like I have with new sneakers?
•I like art more.
This could be just a taste thing or maturation or a fluke?
•I like ice cream more and less.
I like the taste more, but like how I feel after I've had it less. Not that I feel guilty after I eat ice cream, I feel loady, in my stomach. I can feel the sugar's effect now, where I didn't as a kid.
Is there is a point here?Yeh. The point is that as I age, my likes and dislikes change. I find it interesting and challenging.
You have to keep searching for new things to like in life. There's never a moment to let up is there?
Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com.