So Much up in the Air

Nothing much gets the old adrenaline going now, but even if you’re tired, you know, you have to force yourself to do whatever it is you have to do. Right now I want to head out and walk, but I’m exhausted from bingeing the Horatio Hornblower A&E TV movie series.

However, once I push myself to get started on my walks, or doing yard work, or whatever it is, I almost always gain energy.

You know, I’d never been much interested in the Hornblower series, the titles not at all calling to me, but they constantly came up as “recommended” based on my tastes.

It’s harder to get adrenaline going as we age, don’t you think? I finally gave in, watched the first Hornblower, and it hooked me immediately.

I don’t get worked up about all the things I did when I was younger. It’s been a while now since I’ve binged anything; I achieved pandemic TV binge burnout quite some time ago.  I’d say travel, including planning trips, still energizes me; well, only the idea of travel until I feel safe in crowds again, especially on planes.

So I binged away on Hornblower for two days and three nights. The series is an excellent eight movies, very addictive, with superior acting.

I know I’m always overjoyed to see my dog when I come home after being away from her for more than a few hours.  With Doris, maybe it’s because she’s always so amped to see me, jumping around, licking me, wanting hugs and kisses when I return.

I have to say, I can’t believe they ended the Hornblower series the way they did. Why not make a 9th movie to tie everything up?

As is, they’ve left so much up in the air.

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