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Years old!

Today was my birthday.

Through fantastic home cooked meals, disproportionate investments by offspring, phone calls from loved ones, and yes, Facebook Wall posts, I felt as loved and celebrated as I wanted to.

And through 10s of thousands of documents that HAD to be reviewed today, and the ever-growing to-do list at work and at home (i.e., kids’ school commitments, which may or may not include, oh, i don’t know, producing a major school play????), I was reminded that 3 dozen is far from 3.  Or One Dozen.  I am old.  And my birthday does not matter all that much, except to those who are dear to me.  And I thank them for their love and consideration.

Onward !!!  (because tomorrow is Beloved’s birthday!  And I have gifts to wrap, and a cake to wrap!!!)

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A movie meme!

ones I’ve seen in bold; ones I want to see underlined. (of course, zuska-style, with commentary) Steal at will – I got it from E. McPan.  The “new classics” from the last 25 years. According to Entertainment Weekly, anyway.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)

4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan — 1998
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard — 1988
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
(The ex made me watch it – worst 1+ hours of my life.)
12. The Matrix – 1999

13. GoodFellas (1990)

14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)

17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing — 1989
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler’s List (1993)

22. Rushmore — 1998
23. Memento (2001)

24. A Room With a View (1986)

25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire — 1988
(Thrilled to see this favorite of mine made the list. One of the best movies this ex-Christian has ever seen)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally… 1989

31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club — 1999
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

39. The Sixth Sense — 1999
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)

42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)

45. Rain Man — 1988
46. Children of Men (2006)
(Highly recommended)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)

49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad — 1988
53. The Truman Show — 1998 (Another favorite at the time.)

54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006) (Also highly recommended)
57. There’s Something About Mary — 1998 (hated it with a passion)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)

60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape  — 1989 (mmm, James Spader)

63. Big — 1988
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)

65. Dirty Dancing (1987)

66. Natural Born Killers (1994) (I loved this movie when it came out.  And Juliette Lewis.)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)

69. All About My Mother — 1999
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)

73. Office Space — 1999
74. Drugstore Cowboy — 1989
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)

82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004) (ignore the bold, I can’t make it turn off)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)

92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory — 1989
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley — 1999
99. The Blair Witch Project — 1999
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut  — 1999

Beloved studied film in undergrad.  As a result, since I’ve been with him, I’ve seen a shitload of movies.  I’m pretty happy to say that off this list, only a few of them were ones I saw because of – or even with – him.

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