#2,024 Favorite Movies + Clark.

After a sunny breakfast at Cafe Beignet and a morning Skype call…

We spent the day on the beach with nothing but SPF 8 sunscreen (it’s all we could find in the cabinets and beach bags around here!) and made it without a sunburn to speak of. This is proof positive that SPF 8 is a viable sunscreen method if applied frequently. Woo! We’re adults who take care of our skins!

After lying on our beach blanket that felt like a frying pan in the insane heat after about 30 minutes without a book to read, I was feeling restless and went for a swim. That cooled me off for a little while, but soon I was restless again and so we set off walking down the beach. And on our walk we invented our own game: redneck beach bingo in which we each had to state a list of things we had to find on our walk, and whoever wins gets an extended foot rub.

*Ben won.

*Disappointingly, I could not find a man wearing beer swim trunks.

3 miles and 2 showers later, we went to the grocery to get some things for dinner. To use the last of the fresh ground beef from the butcher before we head to Florida tomorrow, we went with tacos. We also picked up a couple of movies at the Redbox (only watched one of them) and I realized I’ve maybe never listed my all-time favorite movies. I think now is the time, in no particular order (though it’s reasonably safe to assume they’re kind of in order of importance).

*Big Fish (Everything about it. Particularly, the scene at the river at the end.)
P.S. I Love You (DON’T JUDGE ME. I love everything about it.)
**Moulin Rouge (When he sings Your Song and the man in the moon joins in!)
Garden State (When he tells her she’s changed his life in 4 days!)
Enough Said (Gandolfini!“I kind of adore you already.”)
Rudy (When he read the acceptance letter on the bench!)
Great Expectations (That artwork! The green! NYC! Old Florida!)
Cinderella Man (When she says, “I’ll see you at home, Jimmy. I’ll see you at home.”)
The Big Lebowski (“That’s just like, your opinion, man.”)
You’ve Got Mail (“I wanted it to be you so badly.”)

* It looks like I’m a huge Ewan McGregor fan, though it’s just totally incidental that he’s in two of my most favorites.

What are your all-time favorite movies? Tell me so I can know you better!

And last but not least, super proud of my big brother who was featured by the hospital’s sports medicine facebook account tonight and 12 other people shared it because he’s really the best (well, second best right behind daddy) at helping people move their bodies again after a trauma. Proud of my Clarko!


Monday, July 6th, 2015

Daily Journal

10 thoughts on “#2,024 Favorite Movies + Clark.

  1. Oh, Great Expectations. One of my all time favorites!! so, so good. I am blanking on some of my other favorites, but off the top of my head I also loved A League of Their Own, Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, The Back to the Future Series, The Sound of Music, The Breakfast Club, and Mary Poppins!!

  2. Oh my goodness, I have so many favorites it is hard to think of them all! Gone With the Wind for sure, as my 'historical' fav. I remember being 8 or 9 and watching it all the way through and being enthralled in the story and the costumes. Plus, it was the first time I had ever heard of a guy with my name! 🙂 Almost Famous for the music and a young Zooey Deschanel. The Way We Were because of the imperfect love story (the ending still gets me every time!) and a young Robert Redford. Out of Africa for the scenery, the interiors, costumes, and the true story, plus of course, Meryl Streep. The Parent Trap was my childhood favorite. I wanted to be Hayley Mills so badly. The Shining is my favorite scary movie. Jack Nicholson is brilliant. Then The Holiday and It's Complicated because I can watch them over and over again and never tire of it. Kate Winslet + Jack Black and Meryl Streep + Steve Martin = perfect movie couple happiness.

  3. So here are a few of my favorites:

    Gone With The Wind
    Something's Gotta Give
    Father of The Bride
    Baby Boom
    ** I am clearly a Diane Keaton fan…
    The Holiday
    The Imitation Game
    The Theory of Everything
    Still Alice

    That's just a few…I rather like romantic comedies, yes?Also, I love live theatre!!

    Congrats to your brother! What a wonderful accomplishment. BTW – my daughter is a (traveling) PTA!

    • I LOVE Something's Gotta Give and Father of the Bride! And I've been wanting to see Still Alice. Now I really will make it a priority!

  4. Big Fish is my favorite movie of all time! The Big Lebowski is a favorite too because Jeff Bridges. Other favorites are Now and Then, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dead Poets Society, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Secondhand Lions, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and Practical Magic. I'm a sucker for Hope Floats and Where the Heart Is as well.

    • I mean, how great is Jeff Bridges?! AND WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE HELLO! I own that one and have watched it at least a million times in my life!

    • French Kiss!! YESSSSS! "I hate Paris, oh why oh why do I hate Parisssss? Because my love is there……" 😉

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