I've been spending the last few days transferring home videos from VHS to DVD, and it'll be a few more days before I'm done with it. Some people--like Denisa--like home videos. From what I understand, they find them nostalgic and enjoyable to watch. Brings back old memories and all that.
I don't like home videos so much.
They're depressing. It's a lose-lose-lose situation. If they're of fun times, then I get depressed that those fun times are gone. If they're of bad times, then I get depressed that there were those bad times. And if they're of neutral, boring times, then I get depressed that we wasted so much film on those times.
Not like this is a non-stop depression binge for me or anything. I mean, for one thing, I don't have to watch the videos while I transfer them. For another, I'm rather pleased with myself for figuring out how to do it--which entailed buying a VCR/DVD Recorder. Yes, that doesn't sound too hard, I know--but you haven't tried reading that manual. I don't know who wrote it, but English certainly wasn't his or her first language, and I'm not convinced they had too good of a hold on their first language, either. It's like they took all the facts and steps to successfully using the recorder, then stuck them in a blender and hit "Puree."
What do you think of home videos? Like 'em or leave 'em? Do share.
And now, back to watching myself in the middle school musical production of Little Mary Sunshine. My singing is . . . depressing. :-)