Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Alliteration in the Afternoon...

Or why it's fun to mess with words.

Or not.

If you follow me (aka Chez Hez Blogspot) on facebook, you'll know that I've been down for the past two days with a bitchin' migraine.  If you don't follow me on facebook, you might wanna.  Really.  It's fun.  And between you and me, it's fun to see how much of an ass I can make of myself on all of the social mediums that I frequent. 

But, back to the migraine at hand. 

Yeah, obnoxious migraine = Hez down for two days, sleeping, drooling, and The X-Files going on so very quietly in the background.  Honestly, I can tell you that I hate being debilitated in any sort of capacity but there's something pretty awful about being able to do nothing but sleep. 

I really hate it a lot.

So, I'll be back to the doctor again soon to see if we can readjust my meds.  Actually, to be honest, I'm going to get a second opinion.  I'll keep y'all posted.

Now, for the second half of my post.  I was drawing a blank again today on what I should write about.  My friend, C, gave me a list of riotous topics.  One immediately caught my eye. 

The top Five Rom-Com Movies NOT starring Tom Hanks.

After much deliberation (aka me looking on IMDB for five minutes), I've compiled a list.  And it stands as thus (these are my picks and my choices - I don't expect anyone to understand the madness):

5.  Can't Buy Me Love - OH WOW.  This MOVIE.  During my teen years I watched this movie over and over and over and over.  It stars a pubescent Patrick Dempsy (before he was McDreamy, ladies) who maintains popular girl Amanda Peterson's lawn (not a euphemism, pervs).  Sick and tired of being the nerd, Dempsy's character hires Peterson's character to make him 'popular'.  As they grow closer through their mutual scheme, they find it more and more difficult to draw the line between fake dating and actual dating.  This movie is so super cute and just allowed that fifteen-year-old small town girl to believe that there were good guys out there. 

4.  Serendipity - HA.  Y'all didn't think I would make up this list without a John Cusack movie in it, right?  He's one of my fake boyfriends.  I'll introduce you to the rest of the harem another day.  But he's in there.  Okay, so Jonathan Trager (aka Cusack) meets this mystery girl during just an ordinary day in his life in New York (played by the lovely and effervescent Kate Beckinsale.  I'd love to hate her, but I can't).  Jonathan wants to pursue her, wants her number but instead she writes her number inside of a book - "Love in the time of Cholera" (I didn't even google that. If I'm wrong, don't tell me) - and promptly donates it, saying that if it was meant to be, he'll find the book.  Fast forward to right before Jonathan's wedding and as a gift from his lovely bride-to-be, a book.  Love in the Time of Cholera.  Opening the book, there sits mystery girl's number.  And so it begins.  I will also say this, Jonathan's best friend is played by the talented Jeremy Piven who for a living, in the film, is an obituary writer.  During one point of the movie, Jeremy's character writes an 'obit' for his best friend.  It's so heart-warming and funny and perfect....I just...yeah, I can't even.

3.  Sweet Home Alabama - This is one of the very few movies (Rom-Coms) that my hubby and I will agree on.  I don't know if it's because of all the redneck-ness in there with half of the movie taking place in the South or because my hubby wants to see the two blood hounds in the movie (appropriately named Bear and Bryant).  This movie again stars Patrick Dempsey; although, this time he is alongside Reese Witherspoon.  Josh Lucas finishes out the love triangle.  Reese's character is a budding fashion designer who has just been newly engaged to Dempsey's character (a senator's son).  Years before, Witherspoon had married Josh Lucas's character and somehow over the years, had never seen fit to get divorced.  Off she goes to the South to remedy the situation.  Shenanigans ensue.  Seriously, one of the best things about this whole movie:  Both of the leading men are good guys.  It's impossible to know who to root for.  But, IMHO, it turns out just fine in the end.

2.  The Wedding Singer - Okay, if you haven't seen this homage to the 80's you are dead to me.  Just kidding.  Only a little.  Slightly.  This movie is what got the Adam Sandler- Drew Barrymore train rolling.  These two have hilarious comedic timing and a fun chemistry that's pretty difficult to beat.  Sandler's character has recently been dumping by the trampy Linda who wants more out of life than to marry a Wedding Singer.  While Barrymore's character is on her way to the altar with Miami Vice wannabe, Glen.  Through mutual acquaintances, these two become friends and then finally something more.  The soundtrack is amazing and with Billy Idol in a cameo appearance, how could it go wrong?

1.  Love Actually.  I cannot, literally cannot break down all of the plot lines in Love Actually.  It has an epic ensemble cast and it takes place in London a few weeks before Christmas.  All of the story lines are interwoven to reveal Love and/or Heartbreak for every member of the cast by Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.  The comedy in here is mostly through Bill Nighy who plays a washed up rock 'n roller who is spending Christmas with his 'Fat Manager' and utters one of the best lines ever:  "Let's get pissed and watch porn."  Seriously.  But the romantic part of this movie, one of the best lines of the movie, isn't even spoken.  When you get to it, you'll know.  I'll give you a hint:  To me, you are perfect.  Go watch.  Now.  It'll get you in the mood for the holidays.

Okay, that's my ten cents for today.  I hope all of you made it over the mid-week hump just fine and are back after things bright and early. 


  1. I agree wholeheartedly with Sweet Home Alabama. Love that movie. I'll even forgiven you for Love Actually, but only because that specific scene is amazing.

    1. HAHAHA - That specific scene IS amazing. "Enough now. Enough."

      Bless you, Andrew Lincoln.


  2. My favorite line from 'Sweet Home Alabama': "You have a baby! a bar." Because, as a fellow small-town girl, I know we've all seen that. :)

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      I particularly love when the same woman is discussing Jacyln Smith's new line at KMart. LMAOOOOO