Friday, May 22, 2009

How can you NOT like THE PRINCESS BRIDE???

The Princess Bride

Sophomore year of college, I went to Southern California for spring break with 2 college roommates. The first night we got in from the beach, we decided to watch The Princess Bride, since my roommate's brother had it and recommended it. Then we watched it again the next night, and the next and the next. Five nights in a row. It became OUR movie. For the next few years, when we just needed a boost, we would watch it again. I tell you, this was our feel good movie. You probably have one, too.

Hello, we even nicknamed ourselves from the movie. I, of course, am the sweet Buttercup and hubby is the handsome Farmboy (since he thought Westley sounded a bit too non-tough).

So I am talking to one of my dearest friends, Laura, today. Seriously, she is an awesome friend. We have known each other since college (but....she wasn't on the California trip), and our friendship has developed to the point that she is like a kindred spirit to me. She is my accountability partner. She is hopefully traveling with me to pick up Li'l B when I go to Ethiopia, so Farmboy can stay home with the family to keep it somewhat intact. She is one of only 2, maybe 3 people that I can be almost totally vulnerable with. Hey, we are sisters and I love her dearly. But....we were on the phone this morning planning a get together for this evening when I mentioned that one of the things I wanted to do was watch The Princess Bride with the family. She couldn't recall what movie it was, and when I explained it, she said something like, "Oh, you know, I don't really like that movie. Chuck (her sweet husband who gets the movie) is always quoting the next line before it's said (isn't that cool???) and it sort of bugs me. I just don't get the draw of it." Huh? Don't worry, Laura and I will work through this. Our friendship deserves it, but it IS inconceivable....



If you haven't seen it yet, rent it and enjoy!

10 comments:

emily said...

Have spent years quoting that movie!! :) Just can't help but love it.

Amanda and Co. said...

We always quote the movie as well. I think your friend's the first person I've heard of who doesn't like the movie.

Perhaps she's blaving?

coffeemom said...

Inconceivable! The best lines are from that movie....it's a CLASSIC. Too funny.....my boys can act out some of the classic scenes and just make us crack up. too fun. And you are a perfect Buttercup: brave beautiful and intrepid.... Love M

Ellen said...

I think I am in the minority with your friend - lol. Everyone around me loves the movie - I have never been able to get into it - not since youth group days at a lockin in the 80s where it was the movie of the night.

Maybe my eyes will be opened one day!! :)

Paula said...

One of our all-time family favorites... we watched it twice on satellite last week in fact! How can anyone resist a movie about wuv, twue wuv? It's also an excellent book, by the way.

Amy said...

One of our family favorites too!
:0) Amy

Andrea said...

lol, love that movie! Our boy's "manny"'s name is Robert but E calls him Woburt. So I have begun calling him the Dwead Piwit woburts. :o) E has no clue and doesn't think it's funny, but I do...lol

Tracy said...

Incontheivable, indeed!

No more rhyming! I mean it!
Anybody want a peanut?

The Deurs said...

Good seeing you guys last night!

Catrina said...

Heard of it, but never watched it. I'm sure it's great though.