2. So that we could fast forward through commercials, we watched our Netflix'd copy of Beowulf. You know what? I thought it was actually pretty good; there were more than a few moments where I forgot I was watching CGI. (That said, there were also more than a few moments where it was painfully obvious that we were.) In fact, I liked it so much that I'll most likely buy it on Blu-Ray, whenever I get around to buying a Blu-Ray player (or I'll suck it up and buy it right now on HD-DVD as soon as Amazon slashes the price). For whatever reason, Beowulf the book was never assigned to me in high school, so this was my first experience with it. I had been thinking about picking up Seamus Heaney's (somewhat) new translation; I don't know that Beowulf is a book that needs to be read, though. Hell, I still need to finish The Canterbury Tales. (Or do I?)
That's all I've got for now.