When you’re sick you need a certain kind of movie to watch: uplifting, not too serious, and preferably funny. Here are some of my favourites.
I returned to the office last week after four weeks of leave to find everyone had been sick in my absence.
Fortunately, I was not forgotten.
By my fourth day back I was feverish and exhausted, and I’ve spent most of the past six days on the couch–sleeping, watching movies, and providing a heated bed for His Royal Fluffiness.
Hence the topic of this post: classic, endearing, soppy, and generally awesome movies to watch when you’re sick.
Feel free to judge my taste in movies, but if you do I won’t be friends with you any more.
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Did you know it’s been 25 years since Aladdin came out? (Thanks, Emma Cox! – @scyian) It’s enough to make me feel old.
Lots of movies are like that–it feels like they came out only recently, but it’s been ten years or more.
It does suggest a way of dividing your life into eras: by the movies that came out over that period. That’s what I’m going to do.
Okay, here are the rules. I have to pick one movie (or occasionally a few) from each year of my life that I saw soon after it came out and that I loved.
I’ll start with The Little Mermaid, which is the first movie I remember watching at a cinema.
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I have a lot of trouble recognising people, and it seriously interferes with my enjoyment of certain movies.
On a scale of 1 to 10, my ability to recognise people I’ve met before is beyond terrible.
At times this is inconvenient, like when I introduce myself to someone at a conference and they gently remind me that we’ve met at several conferences before. Same thing at meetings.
Fortunately I can smile sweetly, which usually stops them being too mad.
Look, it’s not my fault that all people look the same. They all have hair, except the ones who don’t. They all have faces, except the ones who don’t. And they all have a body, two arms, and two legs. Except the ones who don’t.
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