I’m watching Jurassic Park once a week for a year. So you might expect that my August was full of fun anecdotes, like this one:

When I was in the break room at work, The Price is Right was on TV, and Drew Carey was counting down for the purposes of some inane competition, and as he said, “Three… Two… One…” my mind flashed briefly to Tim flying off the fence.

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Don’t forget to have your pets spayed and neutered!

But, this is just an isolated incident.

NOT ON MY MIND, NOT MISERABLE:

When I wasn’t actually watching the film, or writing about it, I really wasn’t thinking much about it this month. I thought about Jurassic Park a lot the night I went to see Blackfish, but then I wrote about it the next morning, and that kind of got it off my mind.

A couple months ago, I had the feeling that the year was about to take a turn for the worse. Bucking my expectations, I really didn’t hate watching Jurassic Park this month. I even actively enjoyed it a bit when I watched the trilogy, and when I watched with company. So… hooray, I guess.

NOT THINKING ABOUT HIGH FIDELITY EITHER:

I’m not really thinking about High Fidelity, last year’s movie, either. “Walking on Sunshine” plays daily on my place of employment’s music loop, but I’m past the point of really taking notice. Truly, cause for celebration.

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BOOKS:

I did finish reading The Origin of Species right near the beginning of the month. It was super awesome, but didn’t really cause me to think too much about Jurassic Park.

Later in the month, I read Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, which is also super awesome, but also didn’t make me think too much about Jurassic Park. To be fair, it doesn’t have as many dinosaurs in it as you might expect. It’s mostly just a bunch of Victorian gentlemen alternating between being really kick-ass and being colonial ass-hats.

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A magnificent specimen, perhaps the last of its kind! Let’s kill the ever-loving fuck out of it!

THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT:

Geez, am I building up an immunity to Jurassic Park? I’m not really focusing on it outside of viewings. If that’s the case, I’m not complaining. It’s cool to obsess over a movie you love, but when you’re exposed to it weekly, the ability to compartmentalize is important. Hopefully I’ll be as lucky next year.