A week ago I tested positive for COVID, and fortunately, it seemed to be a relatively mild case. I didn’t feel well for a couple of days (fever, headache, nausea) but then I started recover nicely. I was blessed to have a wife who took great care of me. We were isolating from each other on different floors of the house since I didn’t want to get her sick. She is a pre-k teacher, and that could have created lots of problems. Fingers crossed she stays healthy.
Today was my last day of isolation/quarantine, and I spent it teaching my five classes using Zoom. While it felt good to be back doing something, I have to admit I was also quite happy doing virtually nothing while essentially stuck in my bedroom.
It seemed like the only things I did were Wordle puzzles (I found a site that does not limit you to just one a day, no downloading or registration required), write my blog, and watch TV.
I did a lot of movie watching; here they are, in no particular order:
- Pitch Perfect
- The Campaign
- Napoleon Dynamite
- North By Northwest
- 12 Angry Men
I also watched a Sebastian Maniscalco standup comedy special, and we finished watching the excellent, yet depressing, series Dopesick. The series is about the oxycontin crisis and stars Michael Keaton. My wife, son, and I watched the show at the same time, from different locations in the house, with Zoom open for any possible chatting.
We’ve also been watching the final season (I think) of Cobra Kai, the sequel to the Karate Kid movies from the 1980s. It looks like we will finish that series just in time to start watching the final season of Ozark.
So as I was watching those movies, particularly the last three noted, I thought of what one of my first goals as a retiree will be: to spend the first 100 days watching the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Years, 100 Movies, the best American films of all time (through 2007).
I know it will be tough, but I think I can do it…
P.S. Does anyone know what is the number one movie on the list? It’s none of the ones I listed above.
Here’s the link: 100 Years, 100 Movies
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