I read all the comments from yesterdays post on sappy movies and I had to talk a little more about the topic.
Susan mentioned Stepmom and I couldn’t agree more.
She sews that quilt and the magicians cape…oh boy.
And when she invites Julia Roberts to be in the family picture.
A few people mentioned Terms of Endearment.
Don’t even get me started on the scene where she says goodbye to the kids.
And the scene that makes me cry like an insane person is the scene where Shirley MacLaine goes out and is banging on the nurses station desk, screaming “My daughter is in pain! Give her the medicine!” I can’t imagine how it would feel to be in that position, and I imagine I’d behave just about the same way.
The Notebook…forget it. Love that movie and only a small part of it has to do with Ryan Gosling.
Okay, maybe not just a small part, but I do cry tears and they have nothing to do with him.
Well, almost nothing to do with him.
And, finally…Mr. Holland’s Opus.
I don’t think you have to be a teacher to love the moment Heather described where they finally play the piece that he has been working on his entire life. He directs that orchestra and the tears in his eyes…I can barely breathe during that scene.
I get it.
So, there is some more sap for you, just in case you are in the mood for a wallow.
Now, on to Five Question Friday…
1. What is one grammar issue you cannot let go without correction?
Your and you’re and there, they’re and their, obviously when they are written.
When speaking with someone, when they say “He needed fed” it drives me up the wall! It’s “he needed to BE fed” and leaving that out just sounds so, so, so wrong to me.
Also, when people say “good” instead of “well” it makes me a little nuts.
2. What’s your favorite thing about fall?
Um, how about EVERYTHING???
The crispness to the air, the ability to be outside without sweating, the smells, the sounds, Halloween, Thanksgiving, football, leaves.
There is nothing, NOTHING that I don’t love about fall.
3. What’s your favourite dish to take to a potluck?
We don’t get invited out much, and don’t think we’ve ever been invited to a potluck.
If we were, I’d probably make some type of vegetable dish.
4. When do you start Christmas (Holiday) shopping?
As soon as I see something I want to buy for someone.
I’ve been known to buy Christmas gifts in April, but that’s the exception, not the rule.
5. Did you move homes a lot growing up?
I was born in NY and when I was three, we moved to NJ.
A few days after my 8th birthday, we moved from one town to another and we stayed there until I was a sophomore in college.
Then, my parents moved across town, but by then, it wasn’t really me moving.
As an adult, however, I moved out of my parents house pretty quickly after college and moved into a house with roommates.
When Real Man and I got married, we moved into our first home, and we are now in our fourth.
However, this is it.
We love this house and plan on spending our retirement entertaining the grandkids here.