Okay, so everyone here is talking about the hurricane, and it’s making me nervous. So I am NOT going to write about that.

What I will write about is what is the equivalent of comfort food for me: pop culture. Or, more specifically, movies and TV. This weekend, at Costco, I bought something called The High School Reunion Collection: a DVD set including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science. I’ve been watching Sixteen Candles, on and off, every since, and it just never gets old. Never. The plus is watching John Cusak, at the very beginning of his career. I’ve been thinking a lot lately out double features, and themes for movie fesitivals. Because I am completely irresponsible and buy entirely too many DVDs, I can have all sorts of themed movie nights without even leaving the comfort of my living room. And not just Anthony Michael Hall nights, although that is tempting with the set I just bought. I could also do Julia Roberts Evening (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Notting Hill) or Hugh Grant Evening (About a Boy, Four Weddings and a Funeral AND Two Weeks Notice). Or, Musical Night! (shouldn’t theme evenings have fun puncuation?) with Moulin Rouge and The Muppet Movie. And of course there’s I Love John Cusak Night, with Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blank AND High Fidelity. But the one I really want to do is A Night of Sarah Jessica Parker, starting with Girls Just Want to Have Fun and followed by two or three of my fave Sex and the City Episodes (say, Charlotte’s wedding to Trey, and the one where Carrie runs into Big in the Hamptons, and then the one where she falls on the runway, my all time fave). I don’t have Girls Just Want to Have Fun yet, though: last time I went to Best Buy, it was sold out. (Who else, I wonder, besides me actually wants to buy that movie? I sense we might be soulmates. If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I mean. It’s so cheesy it’s certainly not for everyone.)

The movie themes go on and on. Maybe a duo of Crossroads and A Walk to Remember? (Or wait until December, for A Walk to Remember AND How to Deal.) I’d love to think of a night where I could work Center Stage in with something…it’s sort of like six degrees of Kevin Bacon. What goes with that, I wonder? Any ideas?

See, this is so much better than freaking out about the hurricane. Which reminds me: I need to charge up my laptop batteries, so if nothing else, when the wind is howling, I can watch a movie. Or two. Or three.

have a good day everyone!