Spring Break cramming

First, I have a love/hate relationship with Netflix. And Amazon Prime. And YouTubeTV. These are all media streaming services that we subscribe to and I don’t know why I haven’t canceled them all yet.

On the off chance that I want to plop down on the couch and watch something on TV, network TV has turned into one never-ending episode of Someone’s Got Talent and I just can’t watch someone dangle and “dance” from a piece of cloth suspended from the stage ceiling over and over and over again.

So I’ll turn on Netflix and search for some minutes for something watch until I remember that we have Amazon Prime. And then I’ll search for some minutes. And then the same with YouTubeTV.

If I’m going to commit 1-3 hours of staring at a screen for entertainment, it’d better be entertaining, educational, and/or enlightening. It’s proven hard to cull through the 98.7% of other stuff that doesn’t fit the bill. Invariably I’ll get frustrated with trying to find something to watch and then I’ll just turn off the TV. Honestly, I miss the days when I only had five channels from which to choose.

Last week, by some stroke of luck I stumbled upon The Highwaymen. It’s a movie about the ex-Texas Rangers who tracked down and killed Bonnie & Clyde.

I felt 100% okay about having spent 2+ hours watching that movie. It was well-written, there is historical context, good character development, and there were no talking sharks.

And I admittedly didn’t know too much about the Bonnie & Clyde story. So after having watched The Highwaymen, Netflix recommended the 2014 movie Bonnie & Clyde. So I watched that and enjoyed it just as much as The Highwaymen.

So, since Mara and I have pretty much been by ourselves for Spring Break, we went out on a kayak adventure this morning, and then a visit to pay our respects at the graves of Captains Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, both buried at the Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

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