August 13th, 2003


So, I give into the Dark Side and take an online quiz...

"You must remember this, a kiss is still a
kiss". Your romance is Casablanca. A
classic story of love in trying times, chock
full of both cynicism and hope. You obviously
believe in true love, but you're also
constantly aware of practicality and societal
expectations. That's not always fun, but at
least it's realistic. Try not to let the Nazis
get you down too much.

What Romance Movie Best Represents Your Love Life?
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Of course, this leaves out the main way Casablanca resembles my love life:

-- They both happened a really long time ago

Seriously, Casablanca is one of my very favorite movies, one of the few I can watch over and over again (though you should NEVER, EVER watch this movie with someone you don't want to end up making out with by the end of the night). You'd better believe I'll be throwing down for the special edition DVD. It works perfectly on so many levels: love story, Allied propaganda, allegory for the end of American isolationism ("it's December 1941 in Casablanca, Sam..."). And further support for my theory on unhappy endings being more memorable than happy endings, as much as I love happy endings. There's just no other way it should end. Though of course they'd never end it that way today.

There are very few romantic comedies I like -- you've been subjected to my You've Got Mail rant. But here are a few I like (mostly British, interestingly enough):

Truly Madly Deeply
Sliding Doors
Much Ado About Nothing
Four Weddings and a Funeral

Pretty short list. Love sucks.

And a couple of choices that may not usually get mentioned, but which I think work beautifully as romances:

The Wedding Singer

I think I made a post just like this one about a year ago.

Basically, I made this whole post so I could use that one-liner about my love life. Yes, I'll do anything for a laugh.
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For my own curiosity

Don't worry, I'm not looking for ego boosts. I'm just feeling curious.

Are you reading this?

Every once in a while.
I'm a skimmer. You post too damn much.


You make me laugh
You make me think
The freak show that is your life makes me feel infinitely better about my own life
I like keeping up with you
I consider you a friend
"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."
Really, I have no idea.

Seriously, why do you read this?

Anything else you want to tell me?

Anything you want to ask me? (to be answered here or over email if you wish)

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First batch of answers

alfabettezoupe: Wow, you cut right to the big guns! I would say... it depends. At times from moment to moment. But I'm working on fixing that, and even though lots of days I feel like I've made no progress, I know I'm doing much, much better than I was a year ago. And that does make me happy. And by the way, thank you. :)

purpig: Yes. You're cool, you're funny, and you like Homicide. What's not to like?

branwynelf: I don't really know anything about it, but now I'm intrigued!!

vidicon: That way. Looking for margaritas.

scarcrest: Unfortunately, probably not anytime soon. Six hours is a really long way, and things are starting to pick up at work. :(

whorlwind: Yes, I think so.

trey5winds: That's not a question!

sujata: I'd like to, but I don't know if this weekend will work. What time do you usually get started?

podling: Did I tell you that (regarding what you told me)? Or are you just psychic? *Twilight Zone music*

darkerdays: If I told you, it wouldn't be a surprise. What day are you moving?

gina: I haven't, but that's because I very rarely get to listen to anything at all on the net. Waaah!!

harleen: Sometimes it does. Sometimes it doesn't. I'm not sure what the logic to it is.

Keep 'em coming, and I'll get to the rest!
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