#1,423 The Scale of Interest.
by Erin Napier
Ben, Jesse and I watched a wonderful little indie movie tonight called The Way Way Back. It’s a summertime movie but it had so much heart. And it was funny. You should watch it.
But afterward we started talking about how we base our interest in a movie on a scale of negative, neutral, positive and how the sum of its parts determines our aggregate interest level. Like for me, nothing beats Big Fish or James Gandolfini. If he is a top billed actor, I am going to watch it. Period. No matter the negatives associated (for instance, even if Denzel Washington is in it, I’m watching it).
I made a little info graphic for you that illustrates our individual interests. You don’t have to agree, because my own life experiences, interests, etc. formed my movie interest scale. Jesse, Ben and I all strongly disagree on Denzel, but we all agree on Twilight.
*If I could just add to neutral on each of our lists: Hugh Grant. Right?
*Jesse loves nothing more than a +10. He very much likes some things. He has no Hoosiers or Gandolfini. That’s a sad life. Pray for him.
*Jesse loves the movie Heavyweights. It accidentally did not make the scale. But it’s not higher than a +10. “I eat success for breakfast. With a side of skim milk.”
*Ben has a sick obsession with Christmas.
*Michael J. Fox?
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!