Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm Not A Witch; I'm Your Wife.

Ok, let me start off by saying I am completely obsessed with the movie, The Princess Bride. There is something about the ridiculousness of it that I get. That should tell you a thing or two about me.

Here's another thing about me you probably don't want to know.The last week of February has been especially tough for me emotionally. It has been a crappy week every stinking year for the last eight years. My mom died February 28, 2002. No matter how much I think I am good to go, every year I get freaky the last week in February. Most of the time I don't even realize I am doing it until something or someone points it out to me. Of course, on top of that, my dad died four months ago. So, there you go. Butts and Ashes.

Anyway, as I have processed through the week as much as I could, missing my parents, missing my sisters, missing the old me, before I was a witch, I thought of The Princess Bride. The lines in that movie are classic sick. My kind of humor. Then I thought about my parents, also classic sick. My kind of people. So I said to myself, "Self, what better way to honor the old coots and snap out of this funk than to put some of your favorite TPB lines to pictures." Of course, what could I say but, "Wow, self....you are a genius!"


"It just so happens that your friend here is only mostly dead.
There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.”


"Mawwage is what bwings us togwether today....”


"This is true love... you think this happens everyday?"


"When he said, "As you wish”,
 what he really meant was, “I love you.”




So thanks Chuck and Bernie. Thanks for being an "us" so I could be a part of an "us". You taught me more than you know. I get it. I understand. Life .... marriage .... is about two imperfect people coming together in the hopes of making it through .... together. That, and embarrassing your children as often as possible. You'd be really proud to know, I am doing a bang up job on that last part. The legacy of crazy lives on.


“I'll explain, and I'll be sure to use small words so that you'll be sure to understand. You wart-hog-faced-buffoon!”


"Surrender!
You mean you wish to surrender to me?
Very well, I accept.”


"Since the invention of the kiss, there have only been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.”




“As you wish."



"In the meantime, rest well and dream of large women.”

26 comments:

Two Shades of Pink said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Princess Bride is one of my absolute faves along with Office Space. I love stupid humor that is easily missed by other people. And whenever I have to answer a question with "It's Possible" I always finish after a pause with...you miserable, vomitous, mass. Makes my husband crazy. And showcases the geek I am.
What a sweet post, though. With a whole lot of funny thrown in there!

Gucci Mama said...

The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of ALL TIME.

I LOVE this post; it was fabulous!

Libbie said...

YOu totally crack me up Marla!!! I think my favorite part is when you realized what a genius you are for thinking this post up...I agree....pure genius :)

Oklahoma Granny said...

I have to confess that I've only seen parts of TPB. I'm going to have to find it and watch it all the way through and listen for all the lines in your post.

That last photo - would that have been taken on the Showboat Branson Belle?

Mommy Lisa said...

Awesome!

Monkey Man said...

Who doesn't love TPB and as you have demonstrated here you can "have fun storming the castle." Great tribute across the board.

TechnoBabe said...

I know writing this post helped with this last week in February for you. I enjoyed reading it, and it helped me! Great pictures and captions by the way. Oh, and the Princess Bride? How could someone not like it?

Sarah said...

i love that movie too, so there, you're not crazy. what a fun post!

Mama Zen said...

What a kooky and wonderful post!

Blasé said...

What a sweet kiss! Marla, I didn't know you had a mustache??

Brian Miller said...

amazing...i love the princess bride...my wife had never seen it until recently. went right out and got it...

put a smile on that face...sounds like you were blessed with lovely people. thoughts and prayers.

kbxmas said...

I LOVE it! You are crazy. And I mean that in a good way.

Marla said...

Two Shades ~ Are you my evil twin?

Gucci ~ Another reason I like you!

Libbie ~ That's me .... always humble.

Ok Granny ~ It was. We had a blast!

Mommy Lisa ~ Thank you!

MM ~ Inconceivable!

TechnoBabe ~ Exactly!

Sarah ~ Oh, I'm crazy. Maybe we have that in common. LOL

Mama Zen ~ Thank you!

Blasé ~ Seriously, the older I get the worse it gets.

Brian ~ My parents were the best. I am pretty sure all our friends hung out with us just to hang with them. They were outrageously fun!

Marla said...

kbxmas ~ That is a compliment in our house!

Unknown Mami said...

You are classic sick! Sending love.

Sonya said...

Oooh I just LOVE the Princess Bride! I havent watched that in years...your posts are the best.

Sending big squeezie hugs your way...mine is June 20.

Blasé said...

Just to clarify...

In the kissy pic, you appear to have a gray mustache and goat-tee.

Marla said...

Mami ~ I am, aren't I? :-)

Sonya ~ Thank you! We need to pick new days for better reasons.

Blasé ~ Um, yeah, I do. Is that a problem?

Barry said...

I really enjoyed this post. Touching, funny, insightful all at the same time.

Just Be Real said...

Marla, thank you for sharing this post and the photos are lovely. :) Blessings to you and yours.

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Enchanted Oak said...

You are dealing with your annual sorrow well. Isn't it funny how we intuitively know when an anniversary is happening, whether we want to acknowledge it consciously or not? There's a certain thing about February for me too. I'm awfully glad it's almost March, that's all I can say about that.

Okie Book Woman said...

We love The Princess Bride, too. Our kids used to quote lines from it all the time and one son could quote entire scenes from it. One year my daughter gave him the screenplay of it for Christmas. We had fun asking him to do a scene while we checked it against the script. Such fun!

Interestingly, my parents died on the exact same date, 23 years apart, so of course that date always gets my attention!

gayle said...

Super post!!! I was feeling blue the other day and them it hit me...March is coming up..my dad died ...It is strange how we can feel depressed before we even realize why were are....

Auntie Cake said...

Making me smile Marla!
Kate

Marla said...

Barry ~ Thank you

JBR ~ Thank you. On my way to check it out.

Enchanted ~ I did better some days than others. Let's just say I am so happy Feb is behind me.

Ok Book Woman ~ What great memories with your kids! I suppose having only one yucky day to deal with is better than two in some ways.

gayle ~ Our brains are pretty amazing. Sorry about your dad...thinking of you in March.

Kate ~ That made me smile. :-)

Lily Robinson said...

OK, I'm the only one on the planet that hasn't seen it...

Nice post though.