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The Movie Pact

Our first date, in 2001, was at the movies, big screen and reclining seats, and then a Mexican dinner. We saw Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis.

Years after marriage, we know several things. I love Star Wars, IV and VI especially, not the prequels. He is joyful to find me up on a Star Wars marathon and goes back to sleep knowing every detail that was changed from the original version.

It’s usually tit for tat. I get one, he gets one. Normally we agree but Netflix and Amazon Prime have thrown us for a loop. We live in the city and have two small cinemas close by. All the megaplexes are in the suburbs.

I think our paid channels should at least make us walk around the block before viewing. We always went to a movie every weekend afternoon and now we don’t.

Here’s the deal. My husband is always paying me back for giving in to a colleague and making me see “The Ring.” So he’s seen Memoirs of a Geisha twice, once with me, and once with a former friend.

Let’s just say it’s spy/intrigue/cops vs the Brontes and Jane Austen. And I love my spy novels. Horror films are off the charts. Nightmares ensue, The Ring.

When we disagree, seldom, I get one movie and he gets one movie. When in LA we stayed up ’til midnight to see the opening of Harry Potter without kids. Did you say movie buffs? Happy viewing, Dee


First Date

Twelve years ago today my dear husband and I went out for our first date.¬†We saw Anthony Hopkins in a film I remember for “the low men.” Hearts in Atlantis. Though The World’s Fastest Indian is my favorite film of his.

Jim opened my car door, took my hand and for 12 years has never let go. No matter where we go he’s my sweetheart and best friend.

A few years ago he had me place our wedding date and my birth date inside his wedding ring. He did not ask for our first date.

We went to a Mexican restaurant after the movie and basically he stood by me all weekend, meaning that he went on 14 pet sitting visits with me. If he could deal with that, anything was possible. Over the year we met all the parents and Nanny then we eloped and called them later.

I have the dress I wore, ready to be dry cleaned and given to someone else. I never thought I’d find the right person but we found each other by chance (the scientist) or fate (the human intelligence person). He’s not the high school football QB, however is a really smart guy, inventor, physicist and engineer. Gals, don’t look at the abs, look at the person you’ll be having breakfast with for life. True, Dee