Friday, August 21, 2009


August 21, 2009

Jason is still sick today. He saw Dr. Sinus this morning. He got his 2 shots, so he's hoping to be better by the weekend. This virus is nothing but mean! By the way, he said that he didn't see anyone wearing pajamas in Dr. Sinus' office. (But he saw them on me when he got back. I totally dropped the kids off in the jammies today. In my defense, they are cute pink PLAID (that's for you Rachel) lounge pants and a pink t-shirt. I don't wear my Mickey Mouse jammies out in public as the 5 minute drive to school is, anyhow.)

Jill tagged me this week in a meme about my 10 favorite movies of all-time. It took me this long to unfog my brain enough to remember that I have ever watched a movie. Here they are in no particular order.

1. "Steel Magnolias" -- I cry an UGLY cry whenever I watch this. I have been known to cut it off right before the Halloween scene so that everything ends up happy. I want to be Olympia Dukakis' character when I grow up. She's just fabulous.

2. "Titanic" -- Jason and I saw this on our first date.

3. "Coming to America" -- Most deplorable language in this movie, but it still remains one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. My college roomie, Jennifer, and I would put this or "The Lion King" in the VCR (yes, I'm old) every day while we "studied." I can still quote either of those movies, word for word. (Just not the ugly words.)

4. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" -- I love, love, love this movie. I do not let a Christmas season go by without watching it. I have been known to watch it in the summertime, too.

5. "Field of Dreams" -- Made me want to learn to play baseball. Never happened.

6. "Back to the Future" -- I love me a good time travel story. Watching that movie makes me feel like I'm 12 again.

7. "What Women Want" -- Mel Gibson was so cute in this movie. Too bad he's crazy now. I would love to see a sequel to this.

8. "To Kill A Mockingbird" -- One of the few times a great book translated into a great movie. Gregory Peck was SO awesome in this movie.

9. "Pirates of the Carribbean" (All installments) -- Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are so pretty. I had to go back and re-watch all the movies to see what the plotline was after the first time I watched them. I was too busy admiring their loveliness.

10. "Tommy Boy" -- Love Chris Farley in that movie. I will laugh until I cry every time I see this one. I will watch it every time I see that it's on.

As you can tell, I'm not a real "deep" movie watcher. I'm more of an escape-type movie watcher. I'd mostly rather laugh than cry when I watch a movie.

I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this meme, just leave me a comment letting me know. I'd love to see what you enjoy watching.

Have a great weekend!

7 delightful comments:

Christen said...

I really like a lot of the movies on your top 10 list.
My favorite movie of all time is "A League of Their Own"; it's about girls playing professional baseball when the men were fighting in WWII. I'm a huge baseball fan and love the fact that women can play it too!
Some of my other favorites are October Sky, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, & A Few Good Men.

Jill said...

Thanks for doing my meme - great choices!

Anonymous said...

So when you grow up you want to be Weezer... She was cool and completely sure of herself.

Never have watch Field of Dreams. Maybe one day.

I'm a chick-flick kind of girl ;-)

Rachel said...

Plaid belongs on jammies!! Good work!

Can you come over, just once a year, and watch Christmas Vacation with Chris so I don't have to?

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be laughing through a movie than crying too. I watch TV purely to be entertained in a good way. I don't want to feel sad walking away from the TV.


jennifer said...

I was tagged for the five movie meme too but on Facebook. I have NO IDEA how to do a post on there so I was planning to post it on my blog.

There are some cool movies on your list!

Wendy said...

I just don't know if we can be friends anymore since Princess Bride is not on your list. Please tell me it's because your illness has made you delirious.