Great. Now I've got to add "free floating in space" to my list of terrifying things that will keep me up at night.
In case the very existence of this project hasn't given it away, I have a list of things that keep me up at night. I'm really good at worrying about things that could never happen to me in a million years. And we should all do what we do well, right? Right. So, I kind of keep a running list of hypothetical problems in the back of my mind.
I often get ideas for my 'worry list' from movies and TV shows I watch. I worry about what I'd do if I got my arm caught under a rock in the middle of the desert, like what happened to James Franco a few years ago. What if I got kidnapped by a serial killer who held me in a pit and dropped lotion down to me in a bucket? If I were on The Amazing Race and I had to bungee jump or rappel down the side of the building, would I wind up pooping my pants on National TV?
So, now, after watching a screener of Gravity (which counts as one of my 'movies on the small screen, hence this post), I have to figure out what my plans going to be when I'm drifting without a tether in outer space, with my oxygen at only 1%. I have to think that I would (SPOILER ALERT!) probably not have a good plan like Sandra Bullock had. I'm guessing I'd be more likely to (ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT!) just give up like George Clooney.
And then, what if my space pod landed (THIRD SPOILER ALERT!) in the middle of nowhere, and I was soaking wet with no i.d. and wearing only my underwear? What would I do then? What did Sandra Bullock do when it happened to her? We don't know because (AGAIN WITH THE SPOILER ALERT!) the movie ends at that point.
So, this movie left me with a lot of questions, obviously. Questions that will keep me up at night. OH! Here's another one. Sandra Bullock used to be America's Sweetheart, and before her, it was Meg Ryan, I think. Julia Roberts held the title for a while, and I think that Reese Witherspoon might have been in the mix before she started getting drunk and mouthing off to cops. So, who is the currently reigning America's Sweetheart? I'm guessing Jennifer Lawrence, but I'm also guessing that some people might argue that point with me. If you've got a thought about that, leave it in the comments.