Friday, March 5, 2010
There's no crying in blogging!
The original Peaches and their movie counterparts
Silly me, of course there's crying in blogging. I've been crying all day reading The Adventures of Fred and Ethel's posts about her daughter getting married. I will have to do this three times! Holy cow. I will be a complete mess.
You know where there is no crying? In baseball, that's where. There is no crying in baseball. Tom Hanks told me so.
I watched A League of Their Own the other day. I've actually had a craving to watch it because randomly my husband and I have been quoting it at each other. It has some amazing one liners. I owned it on tape when I was a kid and watched it so many times, I knew it by heart. I remember trying to pretend like I hadn't heard Jimmy Dugan call the referee "A penis with a little hat on" when my dad was in the room. "Oh ho hum...look at the threading in the carpet. la la la la" I did the same thing during Tampax commercials.
My favorite character is All the Way Mae. I love the seen at the Suds Bucket. God I wish I could dance. Played by Madonna, but you totally forget its her. She has fantastic chemistry with Rosie O Donnell.
One think my husband and I randomly quote at each other is "Marla Hooch....What a hitter." With her waving about 50 feet from the camera. Also Jon Lovitz has some of the best zingers. "You see, the way it works is the train moves not the station" when Marla is hesitant to get on the train.
I cry at the end when you see that Jimmy Dugan has passed and when you find out Evelyn has too. And you see Stillwell Angel all grown up. Every part of this movie makes me happy. Go watch it again. And if you haven't seen it, what is wrong with you? "I would like it if you could work on that before next season."
Also I almost forgot, at Lisa Freemont Pages she found a website that lets you convert money from whatever year you want to now. In the movie he says they would make 75.00 a week. The movie was set in 1943. The calculator says that today they would be paid 939.00. A week. I wish!
"You do wish!" Okay sorry no more quotes.