6.28.2019

Rambling over ice water... yeah, it's usually coffee but it's summer, hot and 7:00 pm. Buffalo 66 and Merry Old England




Well, I admit I actually did make fresh coffee at 4:00 and had that but now it really is ice water.  I like to eat the ice.  Yep, I'm an ice-cruncher.

I'm deciding what to do to occupy my time.  No family members here this evening except the Husband - who is downstairs in his man cave/workout room working out.   I ate dinner and have his warming in the oven for him later so basically... I'm good for the night and not sure if I want to research something, read, find a movie online or....?

So here I am, and I think I'll just think out loud and type.....

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Earlier today I was thinking about the phrase "Merry old England" and wondered how the world that got started?  So of course a quick 4 second search on Duck, Duck Go tells me that Wiki claims it's this;

""Merry England", or in more jocular, archaic spelling "Merrie England", refers to an English autostereotype, a utopian conception of English society and culture based on an idyllic pastoral way of life that was allegedly prevalent in Early Modern Britain at some time between the Middle Ages and the onset of the Industrial Revolution."
That was kind of a let down.

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Today I watched a movie that, although it came out in 1998 (I think), I had never seen.  It's free this month on Vudu and called Buffalo 66.  I ended up loving it - not for the story line really... but for the acting.  Vincent Gallo and Christina Ricci are both fabulous in it.  I just found myself mesmerized by watching how well they played the quirky characters.  I loved how they made Billy and Layla (aka; Wendy) more real by doing normal 'people' things that most directors don't either put into a movie, or make the actors redo the scene if they do it... like scratching their nose, or wrinkling up their nose as if it's a little itch.  The timing was good too.  Sometimes waiting an awkward six or seven seconds to answer - as we do in real life when our lines aren't scripted and we need to think of the words we want to get out.

I loved how Layla did the "kind of sort of tip toe on the hotel floor after getting out of the bathtub" that I do when I don't really want to touch the hotel floor with my clean wet feet.  Also loved that she put her sweater back on - no bra - and wrapped the towel around her waist.  Again - more real life than than the norm in movies.  Wanted to smack Billy's Mom (especially when she couldn't be bothered to remember he was allergic to chocolate) but OH MY GOODNESS on that whole conversation... another real life 'thing' where the parent remembers things completely different than the child.  

One last thing and I'll stop blathering on about it... loved when he first kidnapped her and was trying to make sure she 'behaved' when meeting his parents.  I can't do justice to it so just a second, and I'll find it online so I get it right...

"I'm asking you to come there and make me look good. Alright? And if you make a fool out of me, I swear to God, I'll kill you right there. Boom! Right in front of Mommy and Daddy. And I'll tell you something else, you make me look bad... I will never ever talk to you again, ever. But if you do a good job, well, then you can be my best friend. My best friend that I've ever had. You hear me?"

I thought that was funny.
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My favorite husband is now done working out and I guess I'm going to call this a good place to quit on this particular post.  I only got to two topics after all - not the 3 or 4 I thought I would.  But that's ok.  There's always tomorrow... and a lot of fresh, hot coffee.













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