Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and got to spend time with the people who are important to you, be they father figures or otherwise. Shutterbug Sis and I got to spend time with our family, including Mom, Dad, Marlin, Dory, and Nemo.
Yes, Shutterbug Sis and I watched “Finding Nemo” on Saturday night. Yes, I totally cried at the end. And yes, I totally felt like we were with members of our extended family. Come on now. After spending eight editions of “My Life as a Movie Monday” together, are you even surprised?!?
No, I didn’t think so. See, that’s why we’re friends! And that’s why I’m so glad you’re here. This week is going to be all kinds of fun, and having you here to appreciate my – uhh, let’s go with quirky – outlook on life is going to make it even better. Ready to get started? Let’s go on our ninth date with some fictional characters. Last week I:
- Did a favour for someone who just happens to be the younger sibling of the object of my affection, and;
- Talked a lot of (actually very nice) smack about someone who just happens to be the object of my affection, and;
- Quoted Shakespeare
So, last week my life as a movie was “10 Things I Hate About You”
My friend Wdydfae shares my love of classic literature adapted into teen flicks from the 1990s, but in case the rest of you are wondering why on earth I would choose to be Julia Stiles this week, here’s the scoop: in addition to having a killer alt-ska-pop soundtrack, “10 Things” has some killer source material. It’s actually an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. Which means it’s about two people who snark back and forth at each other but who are actually, you know, perfect together. Oh, and younger siblings play a part, too.
One of the things I love about this movie, aside from the aforementioned soundtrack, and Heath Ledger’s dreamy eyes, is that there are little winks to the Bard sprinkled through the whole movie:
Michael: Alright. Uh, I talked to her; I got the scoop.
Cameron: What’d she say?
Michael: “Hates him with the fire of a thousand suns.” That’s a direct quote.
Ha! Shakespeare humour! Kills me every time. Naturally, today’s movie pick makes me the feisty and independent lady Katherina (or “Kat” as played by our friend Julia) and makes Dave the quick witted and driven gentleman Pertruchio (or “Patrick” as played by the dreamy-eyed Heath).
As you may have guessed by my little literary allusion above, my challenge with Dave has been extended for another week, as per his request. If you missed Saturday’s special update, you can get the full story here.
He’s promised big things for me this week. Now, I haven’t been to visit the Blog of Funny Names yet today so I don’t know what he has planned, but Dave, I’m expecting you to at least live up to your fictional counterpart, here:
No pressure or anything, babe.
Has anyone ever performed a grand, romantic gesture for you? Have you ever performed one for someone else? I’d love to hear your stories in the Comments! One of mine starts with all of my belongs getting papered in newsprint and ends with a date at a Rolling Stones concert … what can I say, it was during my misspent youth. 😉 But if other people share their stories in the comments section, I promise to give you all of the (decidedly un-Shakespearean) gossip.