Monday, July 3, 2017

Housemates - Lydia

Among the ten living bodies currently residing in this house...



...is Lydia, a temporary roommate.

Sadly she's only here until August, after which her husband is coming up from N.C. and they are both moving into a house they just bought in Rockland. The good new is that Rockland is the next town over so she won't be lost to me.

I haven't known Lydia long, but I hope we'll stay friends. She's a good person. But the interesting thing about Lydia is that when it comes to movies, she has no clue. Zero. She is so unfamiliar with movies that the most common references go right over her head. She would have no idea what you meant if you said,"You're going to need a bigger boat," or "I'll be back," or "I forgot about the tiger in the bathroom." But. She does know what's meant by, "Have fun stormin' the castle," now since we made her watch The Princess Bride. Groundhog Day is next on the list of movies she absolutely has to watch.

What movies would you put on the short list as must see?

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  1. I'd probably be somewhat like Lydia about movies. During the crazy years of being a mom, I didn't watch that many. That's about 18 years of movies I missed. Hope you two stay friends.

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  2. Oh, I'm glad you made her watch The Princess Bride! One of my friends in Florida has no idea what that movie is, so I keep telling her that we have to have a movie night. Half my movie references come from that movie!

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    1. Who doesn't know The Princess Bride???
      Where in North Carolina?

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    2. don't know, military town, her hubby's Army

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  3. Oh that's interesting, I believe some people are like that though. Sound of music, or Home Alone, would be a great choice, if she hasn't seen it already. Greetings!

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  4. I don't know what you mean under those quotes either and I'm the movie emperor :))) OK, I'm the epic series emperor...

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    1. "you're going to need a bigger boat" is from Jaws
      "I'll be back" is from Terminator
      ""I forgot about the tiger in the bathroom." (might not be a direct quote but close) is from The Hangover
      and, "Have fun stormin' the castle" is from The Princess Bride.

      The Hangover may not be a classic but it was pretty funny and there were some great lines.

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  5. Lydia now has more clues about movies than me. And I too hope you can stay friends.

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    1. If you have no more clue than her, then you must watch The Princess Bride; it truly is a classic.

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  6. My name is Forrest . . . Forrest Gump.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. 10 bodies...? Yikes.

    The first movie that comes to mind is Star Wars. Obvs. But after that? ET? Raiders of the Lost Ark? Terminator? The Matrix? It's hard to narrow it down.

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    1. 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 people - plus the chickens :)

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  8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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    1. I don't know if she's silly enough though it is one of my faves :)

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    2. Hmm. Below you mentioned that she likes history. One of the space programs might be fun: The Right Stuff, Apollo 13.

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  9. The Count of Monte Cristo would be on my list. And the entire LoTR trilogy. But Princess Bride is the most important so at least she caught up on that.

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    1. The Count of Monte Cristo is a good one. She likes history. Thanks!

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  10. Gone with the wind.... wizard of Oz...anything Harry Potter...

    BTW ... your house is AMAZING~~~ Such great lines~ One day I hope to own a two story home... Right now it's just a condo on the third floor and soon to be another one ... also on the third floor.... hmmmm. What's that about? Lol

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    1. The third floor has an additional five rooms, all smallish with pitched roofs or dormers. My sister and I have been discussing what to ultimately do with the space...so many ideas.

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  11. I would say James Bond movies, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones are my must sees.

    www.ficklemillennial.com

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    1. She isn't much into sci/fantasy but she might like Indiana Jones. Thanks!

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  12. I love movies, but I'll have to look up "I forgot about the tiger in the bathroom". ~grin~ She should definitely see "Terminator" and "Terminator 2", "Dodgeball", "Young Frankenstein", "Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension", "City of Angels", "Clay Pigeons", "Fight Club", "The Cell". Heh... I could go on and on. I tried to be somewhat diverse. ~snicker~ Be well!

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    1. The tiger in the bathroom quote is from The Hangover, which I resisted seeing but found hilarious when I finally did watch it.

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    2. I may have to check it out. ~grin~ Oh, and my partner wanted me to add dark horror film "Angel Heart" to my list of suggestions. I saw the film before age nineteen and think it warped me. I finally thought to share it many years after marrying. ~evil laugh~ Glad I did. It's good.

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  13. There are too many good movies for me to narrow it down to just one, but my kids are always spouting lines from Monty Python and Mel Brooks movies. (She simply MUST see the after-beans scene in "Blazing Saddles"...)

    We were visiting friends in Tennessee this past week, and I was stunned to find out she has never seen "Lady and the Tramp"! Holy moly, right?

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    1. omg I love Monty Python, esp. The Holy Grail and most of their sketches. I don't think I've seen the after-beans scene from Blazing Saddles. In fact, it's been so long since I've seen that movie I don't even remember it!

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  14. Hi,

    Lots of positive vibes from your new visitor ^_^

    I like the photo of the house, it's really pretty!

    - Hot guys

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  15. All of the Indiana Jones movies, Back to the Future, Serenity, The Captain America, Thor, and Avengers movies, Casablanca...and so many others.

    Did she grow up without access to a TV?

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  16. LotR & Harry Potter. Wizard of Oz. Star Wars.

    I just saw the Princess Bride last year for the first time - so much fun!!!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions and glad you finally watched the Princess Bride :)

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