Sunday, April 15, 2007

Lovin' the 80s

"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
~from "When Harry Met Sally"

So one of my favorite radio stations always has a "classic 80s" weekend, when all they play is music from that decade.

And I love it, of course, because I'm a child of the 80s so I can sing along with every lyric, in-between remembering dances in the high school gym and adolescent heartbreak (which happened about every other month, right??)

Anyway, the music got me to thinking about all the great artists out of the 80s, all the great fashions (OK, maybe not :) and all the great movies.

"When Harry Met Sally" remains on my all-time list of Top 5 Movie Favorites, and I'm not sure why except that it's funny and romantic and stars two great actors. Plus there are so many lines that are downright hilarious.

So here, for your lazy Sunday entertainment, are a few quotes and a couple of clips from that classic (including THE restaurant scene). Enjoy the walk down Memory Lane (and for God's sake, if you haven't seen this movie, run out today and rent it. Seriously).

Sally: Well, if you must know, it was because he was very jealous, and I had these days of the week underpants.
Harry: Ehhhh. I'm sorry. I need the judges ruling on this. "Days of the weeks underpants"?
Sally: They had the days of the week on them, and I thought they were sort of funny. And then one day Sheldon says to me, "You never wear Sunday." It was all suspicious. Where was Sunday? And I told him, and he didn't believe me.
Harry: What?
Sally: They don't make Sunday.
Harry: Why not?
Sally: Because of God.


Harry: There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance.
Sally: Which one am I?
Harry: You're the worst kind. You're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance.


Harry: You know how a year to a person is like seven years to a dog?
Sally: Is one of us supposed to be a DOG in this scenario?
Harry: Yes.
Sally: Who is the dog?
Harry: You are.
Sally: I am? I am the dog? I am the dog?


Harry: You realize of course that we could never be friends.
Sally: Why not?
Harry: What I'm saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.
Sally: That's not true. I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.
Harry: No you don't.
Sally: Yes I do.
Harry: No you don't.
Sally: Yes I do.
Harry: You only think you do.
Sally: You say I'm having sex with these men without my knowledge?
Harry: No, what I'm saying is they all WANT to have sex with you.
Sally: They do not.
Harry: Do too.
Sally: They do not.
Harry: Do too.
Sally: How do you know?
Harry: Because no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.
Sally: So, you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?
Harry: No. You pretty much want to nail 'em too.
Sally: What if THEY don't want to have sex with YOU?
Harry: Doesn't matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.
Sally: Well, I guess we're not going to be friends then.
Harry: I guess not.
Sally: That's too bad. You were the only person I knew in New York


By the way, what's your favorite movie? Can you name it? Quote from it? And how many times have you seen it?


Marianne Arkins said...

DH and I love to watch Vh-1's "I Love the 80s". He's five years younger than me, though, so we do have a different frame of reference -- Me: "Oh, I remember dancing to that at the bar." Him: "Me, too, but at my prom."

It's a little strange.

Favorite movie? Gads... I have a ton. And, yes, I quote from them often. "Cat Ballou" was one I watched enough to have memorized, but there are many more I know most of the words to.

Happy weekend... it's starting to rain here...

Mom said...

That's easy. "The Sting" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

Redford is meeting Newman for the first time: "So you're the great Henry Gondorff?" Newman, or Gondorff, is passed out in a bathtub, nose squashed up against the side of the tub, fully clothed and snoring.

Nicole said...

The Princess Bride