Sweater weather is officially here.
Well, it’s been here off and on but in the lovely city of Louisville, no weather is ever permanent. It’s summer, spring, fall and winter all in one week. So let’s just pretend that it’s going to be cold, stay cold, and give you all the internal feels to stay in bed with your warmest sweater and blankets to watch all the romantic comedies that your spirit can take.
Super bonus if you have someone to watch them with but no necessary. Good news on that, there’s more food just for you to nom on. #YouDontHaveToShare
Back to the movie marathon …
My all-time favorite marathon is one with Meg Ryan; America’s sweetheart in the late 1980’s and throughout all of the 1990’s.
Start things off with “When Harry Met Sally” made in 1989.
The story follows the title characters from the time they meet just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years or so of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?” and advances many ideas about relationships that became household concepts, such as “high-maintenance” and the “transitional person”. * My favorite scene isn’t the Deli scene nor the New Years scene where they profess their love for one another. Instead, my favorite scene is in the museum … “Repeat after me. Pepper.”
Watch the movie and eat a slice of pecan pie for me since I cannot partake but as you eat it you must speak in the accent. Be like Nike. Just do it.
Immediately following that movie, start “Sleepless in Seattle” made in 1993.
After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (Ross Mallinger). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where it will lead, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.
You and this movie marathon are MFEO. Watch the movie, you’ll get it. If you’re looking for a food to eat with this one, stay away from the bees outside; Harold is allergic to all bees.
Last one to wrap up this day … “You’ve got Mail” made in 1998.
Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. When they meet online, however, they begin an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other’s true identity. Eventually Joe learns that the enchanting woman he’s involved with is actually his business rival. He must now struggle to reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he’s come to feel.
F-O-X … You’re a fox. A cuddly fox that can’t wait to get cozy during this Rom Com weekend marathon and if you want to enjoy a warm beverage from Starbucks, watch the movie and see which order you are.