YA and I are working on another puzzle right now; it’s taking longer because I haven’t quite committed yet and now the workweek has come around and we don’t have as much time.
The last time we worked on a puzzle it was a Sunday and neither of us had anything on our schedules. We settled in and we watched movie after movie as we progressed. We took turns picking the movie; YA was very understanding of what I would stomach and what I wouldn’t. In fact, at one point SHE chose Princess Bride – she said she knew I liked it.
I do love Princess Bride; I think I’ve mentioned here before that when it came out in the theatres, I went four nights in a room, dragging a different friend each time. I couldn’t guess how many times I’ve seen it but suffice it to say we’re talking seriously into double digits at this point.
About halfway through the movie YA said “you know that you’re mouthing all the words?” There aren’t too many movies for which I know huge tracts of the dialog: When Harry Met Sally, Romancing the Stone, Blazing Saddles, Death on the Nile. I also know the first few minutes of Laura by heart:
“I’ll never forget the weekend that Laura died. The silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only living being left in New York. For Laura’s horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her.”
But I’m pretty sure that I know more Princess Bride than any of the others. I did attempt to stop narrating along with the movie, although I’m not sure I was 100% successful.
Do you have any irritating movie habits (well, irritating to others…)?