Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Say Anything


















I first saw Say Anything at the Valley View Twin Cinema in Cypress in 1989. I had just turned 20 and had been engaged for a little over a year. My fiancee refused to see this movie so I went alone. By choice, man. Conscious choice.
I left the theater so in love with this movie and pining for a Lloyd Dobler of my very own (sorry, Jake Ryan).

Things happened like they happened ... married at 22, divorced at 23 and while still pining for Lloyd Dobler, I met Malcolm at age 27.

On our first date, we spent hours doing the "me toos!" -- you love Calvin & Hobbes? Me too! Usual Suspects! Princess Bride! I swooned when I found out that he was also looking for a dare to be great situation.

We ended up back at my house and watched Say Anything till 4 in the morning - and yeah, we made out a little [a lot].

I don't know why, but I was thinking about us and our Say Anything connection this evening - maybe because our first date happened 12 years ago on August 16th. Whatever the reason, I realized that I had used Say Anything as a kind of test. If I wasn't going to find a dude to hold up a boom box for me, I at least wanted one who liked the movie.

And 12 years later? Lloyd Dobler, eat your heart out. I'm only pining for Malcolm now.

8 comments:

Kristin said...

sniff sniff :)

Woz said...

my heart is all mushy right now :)

Brandi said...

this makes me happy sigh.

:-)

beajai said...

That is such a wonderful lovestory.

knoxy said...

Yeah. But I'll always be your Joe.

Tee hee hee.

Hey brothah, may I borrow a copy of your "Hey Soul Classics?"

No my brothah. You gotsta buy your own.

Chickaboom said...

You made me smile so big just now.

xoxo to both a ya's.

T

PS. And a WOOT for the chicken-stoltz!

SisterJulia said...

I've watched every John Cusack film because of that one!

Good to know it helped you find your guy.

nicole said...

yayyyyyyyyyyy
for
say anything

xoox
margos mommie

ps hi to mol*pup

pps would you add me to your bloglinkfriends please?

ppps have you seen prelude to a kiss with meg ryan? that kicks a55!