Sunday, April 15, 2012

11 Things If You're a Hopeless Romantic...

I am the most hopelessly romantic person imaginable. I didn't cry for years. Even at funerals. I didn't ever care about falling in love or getting married. Then I fell in love... When that relationship ended I cried. We both did when we decided there was no point in continuing since we both wouldn't compromise on something really important. Anchor Man was on TV in the background. Somehow it's still one of my favorite movies despite the horrific breakup that happened while Baxter was being punted! I fell apart while we were sitting on the couch, starting at each other, and shaking our heads at what had happened. I let myself (or couldn't stop myself) cry in front of someone other than my immediate family for the first time. He held me while I destroyed his shirt with tears and mascara and eventually left with a kiss on my forehead and it was over. Our last date ended the same as our first and I was alone. I cried in the shower. I cried in bed. I cried in the car. I cried for at least six months straight! Then I finally started to get over it. But, with all of this crying sappy Erin was born. Floodgates were opened that couldn't be closed. I understood love and all of the sudden cheesy movies made sense! Happy endings were amazing! Since then I became the typical girl that formerly hard-as-nails Erin used to hate! I had so many people in my life tell me how I softened after that. People from college, my family, even my boss. Soft = Sap! I mostly hate it. Now I have all of these emotions looming under the surface all of the time. I kind of liked being dead inside! If I get pulled over I cry. If I see an Onstar commercial I cry. I have become my mother.

There's really no purpose to this post. I have an almost finished project to reveal and I'll post thats soon. I'm nervous about starting my new job tomorrow. So I'm posting mindless stuff tonight. Because I can and it's my blog! Here's a pile of sappy movie quotes and clips because this is me:

Today I watched When Harry Met Sally. It's up there as one of the most amazing movies of all time. Did you know the term "high maintenance" (when referring to a woman) was born from that movie? 

Some of my favorite quotes are:

Sally: He just met her... She's supposed to be his transitional person, she's not supposed to be the ONE. All this time I thought he didn't want to get married. But, the truth is, he didn't want to marry me. He didn't love me.
Harry: If you could take him back now, would you?
Sally: No. But why didn't he want to marry me? What's the matter with me?
Harry: Nothing.
Sally: I'm difficult.
Harry: You're challenging.Sally: I'm too structured, I'm completely closed off.
Harry: But in a good way.
Sally: No, no, no, I drove him away. AND, I'm gonna be forty.
Harry: When?
Sally: Someday.
Harry: In eight years.
Sally: But it's there. It's just sitting there, like some big dead end. And it's not the same for men. Charlie Chaplin had kids when he was 73.
Harry: Yeah, but he was too old to pick them up. 

Marie: Tell me I'll never have to be out there again.
Jess: You'll never have to be out there again. 

Harry Burns: There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance.
Sally Albright: Which one am I?
Harry Burns: You're the worst kind; you're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance.
Sally Albright: I don't see that.
Harry Burns: You don't see that? Waiter, I'll begin with a house salad, but I don't want the regular dressing. I'll have the balsamic vinegar and oil, but on the side. And then the salmon with the mustard sauce, but I want the mustard sauce on the side. "On the side" is a very big thing for you.
Sally Albright: Well, I just want it the way I want it.
Harry Burns: I know; high maintenance. 

This movie has one of the best endings ever that makes every single woman hopeful on New Year's Eve and one of the best movie quotes ever:

Another great movie quote is a simple one and a line more men should be in the habit of using! "As you wish" which is why Princess Bride is another sap favorite:

Every woman wants a man that is willing to do something over the top to show they care. The ending of The Wedding Singer is a great one because of that. I also love it because if she'd have married Glen her name would've been Julia Goolia :-)

Speaking of over the top gestures... Here's another amazing one:

I couldn't leave out my favorite movie of all time. a) Donna Reed is gorgeous. b) I think these two are such a great couple and I love their love story in the movie:

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is another movie high on my list. It makes me want to run out and date a man with a motorcycle just so he can teach me to ride and we can get splashed with mud:

My Fair Lady is another favorite. While Henry Higgins is a big jerk I do love how he softens and realizes he's fallen in love with her:

And can you believe we don't even know the Prince's name in Cinderella? I found this on Pinterest and think it's hysterical:
Nevertheless, I of course love the movie:

Sticking with the Cinderella theme, here's another amazing one. Even though I know she's a prostitute, who doesn't fall in love with the whole thing when they're in the elevator and she says "If I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight?"

Who doesn't love a man that shares his food?

And (sigh) the Notebook. After I'm done motorcycling and getting free necklaces and custom made songs from my man I want to go boating in the rain and fight about how our relationship isn't over yet. Oh. My. Goodness:

I hope you enjoyed my purposeless, sappy, post! Wish me luck as I return to the crazy world of retail tomorrow!

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