Saturday, September 8, 2012

When Harry Met Sally Girls' Night Freak Out

Recently, my step daughter made a visit and we had a girls' night in. We went thrifting, to dinner, and decided spend the rest of the evening watching movies and painting our nails.

I had planned to get a new release from Redbox, but when I asked my daughter if there was anything specific she wanted to see, she said, “I’ve been wanting to see When Harry Met Sally. You have that, don’t you?” What’s that? My 16 year old wants to watch my FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?? Cool! I remember watching it with my best friend when I was her age. I was stoked.

If you’ve never seen it or even if it’s just been awhile, I suggest you watch it. First of all, it’s very funny. Second, it has an amazing soundtrack (Harry Connick Jr! swoon) Also, once you get past the scary ‘80’s fashion, it has a great story. It also makes me want to go to New York. Every. Single. Time. In autumn. Sigh.

Do I need a spoiler alert when a movie’s over 20 years old? Well, just in case, I’m about to talk about the movie!

Like I said, this is my favorite movie. I just love it. I have always identified with the character of Sally. High maintenance, but thinks she’s low maintenance. Okay, I’ve come to terms with this one. I’m high maintenance. Moving on.... Watching the movie this time, I realized that not only am I still Sally, but Sally and I are now the same age. Whoa. When did that happen?? Total new perspective.

I know the most famous part of the movie is the whole orgasm-in-the-deli scene. While it's very funny, my favorite scene has always been the one when Sally breaks down after hearing the news that her ex is now engaged. Sally's a big ball of irrational emotion, a total mess, and something I can definitely relate to. Of course, it's also hilarious!

“I’m gonna be 40!”
“In 8 years.”


I’m gonna be 40 in eight years! That can't be right. Can it? I mean, 8 years ago I was 24 and that seems like last week! I totally know how she feels, irrational or not! Can anyone else relate to this overwhelming feeling that time is passing by WAY too fast or am I the only one having a movie moment here? I know I shouldn't worry and that I'm still young and 40 isn't even old. But every once in awhile, I go into panic mode freaking out because I'm not where I thought I'd be by this time in my life. 

Thankfully, I got a hold of myself, the kid didn't seem to notice my near hyperventilation, and I was able enjoy the rest of the movie. In the end, I'm actually really glad we decided to watch When Harry Met Sally, even with my mid movie freak out. It was a good reminder to make the most of the years I have left in my thirties and, according to Sally, “the clock doesn’t really start to tick until you’re 36” anyway. Thankyouverymuch.

We finished up our girl’s night by watching Clueless (90’s fashion this time) and girl talk until super late. I wish she lived closer so we could hang out more often. I think we both had a good time and our nails turned out great. Alas, I forgot to take pictures.

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  1. Though I know I cannot truly identify with 'Sally' (though I really would love to have what she's having in the restaurant) I do relate with what you are saying. I feel like the past year has busted my chops hard. A few recent incidents have reminded me that I am pushing 32, even though I swear I was 26 yesterday. But age is only a number, and we both have a long way until 36! It sounds like you still had a blast. I am glad you still get those opportunities!
    Anyway, you have folks who relate...I know that does nothing to stop panic mode, but it means you have people you can talk to about it.

  2. P.S. YOU forgot to take PICTURES? o.O

    1. I know! What kind of photographer am I?? :)


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