It’s a perfect day for a movie. I don’t have a lot to do, and those things that are on my agenda for the time being can just wait. I have a few films I have been dying to see, and now is the time. I need a breather, or a respite as fancy people say, from work. It has been particularly hectic of late. I love to get lost in a good movie – either the thriller, comedy, or action kind.

There is nothing like putting in the DVD to calm the mind. You get ready for some real escape. We all have our favorites that we like to see time and again. Even if you aren’t tired of work, watching your favorite actors do their part is a welcome relief from the idle chatter of your texting and messaging friends. You can enjoy a good comedy or an intense drama alone or with pals as you like. Add some good food, a couple of cases of beer, and you are set.

When alone, my routine is a little different. I grab a pregnancy pillow and stretch out to watch on the floor. I know what you’re thinking, but you don’t have to be female to enjoy the comfort of a pregnancy pillow. This is no pillow to sob in: I’m not that kind. It is for sheer comfort and to ease the back. It’s warm in winter, cool in summer, and just a fine way to pass movie watching time. You can get a good one online or in your favorite store like Target or Walmart. Just be sure it is larger than normal.

Amazon has a perfect option made by, of all names, Snuggle-Pedic. That’s pretty hilarious. The ad says it is bamboo shredded, full body size memory foam with an ultra-luxury Kool-Flow cover. That’s a mouthful. Apparently it feels like down but never goes flat. If I didn’t have one already, I would absolutely vote for this one. It is the highest rated pillow on Amazon. Are there others like me who can’t watch a movie without one?

It is made in the US and thus is guaranteed to be eco-friendly for our environmentalist friends. In fact, the contents are Biogreen and Certipur-US certified foam. Who writes this stuff? No matter, the thing has a conforming shape that orthopedically supports the neck for side, stomach, and back sleepers. You have to be one of these! I like a hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant pillow so I will have to check on that. I will see about a guarantee while I am at it. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one. It offers a free exchange.

I like the idea of memory foam as compared to down. You don’t have to fluff so often to get the right shape. Plus, I might have a feather allergy I don’t know about. So the foam is the choice of the moment. My body pillow should see me through quite a few movies to come without losing its consistent shape. It really does wrap around your body comfortably and isn’t heavy or confining. I should buy one for guests and we can sit enraptured together watching our films.