What I'm trying to say is that I do about the opposite of everyone else on the internet.
Weekends are my time to do all the things I want to do when I'm not at work, i.e. nothing. I sleep in, sometimes until 10 or 11, even though I hate sleeping the morning away, but I figure I see enough sunrises during the week and nothing is better than a slow morning. I drink a lot of coffee, and my eating schedule is all out of whack. James and I sit next to each other on the couch for hours, but we're usually not talking to each other. We're deep in the throes of our respective books, a WWII book for me, and a Vietnam War book for him. We go back and forth between books, Netflix, napping, and the refrigerator. It is bliss. It is everything unblog-worthy, and I am A-OK with that.
This weekend was extra lazy due to a stressful week. I got home from work Friday night just as some storms rolled in. James was working late, so I lit a candle, curled up on the couch with dinner, and decided to watch The Breakfast Club because SOMEHOW I have not managed to see it, despite 80s movies being the best ever. It was everything I had hoped and dreamed it would be. And that movie started the great movie marathon weekend that I have still not recovered from, as I am craving more movies. We spent all weekend with fall candles lit and the windows open to let the 60 degree breeze come in. I stayed true to myself and lounged on the couch nestled in a sea of quilts wearing clothes unfit to be seen in public and eating junk food when the mood struck. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to function in society again? I never once set foot outside all weekend and I am so not ashamed of that. I love being a recluse.
Now a word about some of these movies:
2. It was also my first time watching Pretty In Pink. Loved it, obviously.
3. Don't watch Safe Haven. I don't know what came over me. Bleh.
4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off is the best movie ever and if you disagree I will cut you. It's been one of my favorites since I was a kid. "I have a test today on European Socialism. I mean, what's the point, really? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists; it still doesn't change the fact I don't have a car."
5. 10 Things I Hate About You. This movie is tied with about 7 others for my favorite. Also, Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger singing with the marching band. It profoundly affects me every time.
6. James walked in to find me watching Clueless. Turns out, my anti-pop culture husband has seen it half a dozen times and remembered the details better than I did.
7. Serendipity is my favorite for always, like the others. John Cusack just gets me. I'm weirdly obsessed with him and have been for a long time.
8. I will watching anything that has Gene Kelly dancing or Frank Sinatra singing, and Anchors Aweigh has both. I watched this on Turner Classic Movies one day in high school when I was home sick from school, and it's been a favorite ever since. Young Sinatra is the cat's meow. I'm just sayin'.
I really wanted to watch Sixteen Candles (IT WOULD RUIN MY REPUTATION AS A DUDE - I'VE NEVER BAGGED A BABE) and Say Anything (John Cusack, ok?), but I don't have them and neither does Netflix. I will be taking care of that immediately.
You girls can have your fancy nights out and brunchy Sundays. I'll stay home with my 80s/90s movies forever.