Sunday, September 17, 2006

Don't Judge Me

The word must be out about Say WHAT? It's the thing to do on Friday. Our winner this week is Eli's Mom from Confessions of Eli's Mom. She just wrote an awesome post about her concern over sleeping away from her baby. I haven't yet done this so I have no idea what it would feel like. (Though, I wouldn't mind finding out...)

Our quote “Pain don't hurt.” was indeed taken from the movie Roadhouse. “Pain don't hurt.” was my motto during labor. Ha! Okay, pain hurts. A little.

I admit to having a Patrick Swayze weakness. Dirty Dancing had a permanent effect on my better judgment. In my books being able to dance the way he can means that I will over look his mullet (although he denies ever having one saying - that it was long all over, not just in the back) and the fact that he's old enough to be my daddy, and have a crush on him for the rest of my life. I'm not asking for anyone's acceptance, I just wanted to help you understand why.

I think this movie is regarded by most people to be terrible. When I first saw it my standards weren't as high as they are now and I still appreciate it for what it is. First of all it has Patrick Swayze. Sam Elliot is just undeniably cool. Kelly Lynch is pretty awesome too. Then there is the fighting, which I always enjoy because well, I'm weird like that. And I'm almost ashamed to admit it because it's naughty. There is that ahem... scene with Patrick and Kelly and um... the wall... enough said. And I'd just like ask why do movies often have love scenes that look so 'great' but in reality? The wall? Who does that? On what planet are the men so strong that they are actually able to hold you up in the air long enough... I digress. Same goes for love scenes taking place in the water, sand, the rain, the car. It can be done but is it really a good idea? Or comfortable for that matter?

So yeah. Roadhouse barely makes it as an 80's flick being that it came out in 1989. I thought of it on a whim. It's not a favorite but it's good for a laugh.


bon said...

So, which is worse? A Swayze thing that starts with "Dirty Dancing" or "Red Dawn?"

Eli's Mom said...

YIPPEEE!!! I'm honored to have won your contest FINALLY! Thanks for the shout-out!

Jenn said...

I'm with you on the Patrick Swayze weakness. I think I mentioned that in relation to one of your other posts.

I remember writing letters to his fan club when I was a girl (at an age that I'm sure was much too young to be hot for an OLDER man!).