So Be It
I always feel dorky when I watch Christian Slater movies. Like, I’m 27, and I should be past watching his movies. I know Geoff dreams of the day I get past it. I watched Pump Up The Volume today. I remember my first day of training at KUCI, Barry told us it wouldn’t be like Pump Up The Volume. But I like that movie, I like Heathers, Kuffs, Untamed Heart, and the best movie he did…The Name Of The Rose. Ah, the movie that is so good, and I know so few people who have seen it. I could count on one hand, the people I know who have seen it. It’s hard to find, it hasn’t been released on DVD, and who knows if it ever will be. But back to the point, why do I feel dorky? Is it because I feel like I’m transported back to when I was a teenager, and smitten with him? Or remembering the first time I saw these movies? Am I the only person who feels like this?
Heather & I were talking about music the other day, about the power songs can have over you. It reminds me of a line from a song, “the four right chords can make me cry”. We were chatting about songs we used to like, but can’t listen to because it reminds us of someone, or someplace. Whenever I listen to Sarah McLachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, I think of Kyle Andrews (whom Geoff does a very funny impression of). Kyle & I listened to that album a lot the few weeks we dated. I can listen to that album still, as it didn’t end so bad with Kyle (from my perspective). But other friendships or relationships make some songs hard to deal with.
So some movies have attachments, though Geoff has informed me once you get married, all movies become your’s & your significant other’s. So I adopt Rudy, and he adopts Streets Of Fire. Ha ha ha! But by attachments I mean when I think of some movies, I remember who I saw them with. For example- She’s All That (Heather), Clara’s Heart (Dawn), The Mask (Alex), Forget Paris (Geoff). After Geoff and I had been dating for a while, I made a list of movies I like that I wanted him to see. We’d go to the video store and try to rent them. I’m pretty sure I threw the list out a few years ago, but I think he’s pretty much seen all the movies.
I watched Wonderfalls last night, and Geoff didn’t really care for it. So, it will likely turn into a Dawson’s Creek thing, where I tape it and watch it later. I’m hoping he’ll be open to Touching Evil tonight after dinner.
Alright, I’m heading to the Bull & Bush. Closing with a quote from Pump Up The Volume.
Mark Hunter: I’m dedicating this unusual song to an unusual person who makes me feel kind of… unusual.