April 18, 2012

Here's Looking at You...

Melissa and I have to do some major renovation to our NetFlix queue.  We've run out of stuff that we actively wanted to see, and now it's just movies we forgot why we put in there. There's a load of classics that I put in there from the AFI Top 100 Movies list, some lesser-known movies with Lord of the Rings actors, The first season of Star Blazers, and assorted others that we can't even remember. 

Yesterday we received "Key Largo" with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, (Yes, just like that cheesy song from the 80's about it...) along with "Ocean's 13". I was asking Melissa which one she wanted to watch and she suddenly got upset, so I started spelling it out for her.

"I... Have... A Confession." she telegraphed to me. My heart sank.
What's wrong? I asked her.
"I... really... hate... him."
Pause. Eyes wider. "Him meaning... Humphrey Bogart?"
She nodded apologetically.
I took a cleansing breath and tenderly touched her cheek with the back of my fingers.
"Melissa, I love you," I whispered. then my eyes narrowed.
"But I don't think this is going to work out." 
I drew back my hand.
"I'm afraid we have to break up," I choked out. "Irreconcilable differences."
Melissa's patented eye-roll.

Yes, CASABLANCA is one of my top 5 movies, but I think I can deal with this.

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