Monthly Archives: July 2015

When Anna Met Harry & Sally

I’m 30 years old and I just watched “When Harry Met Sally” for the very first time.

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To be fair though, it was released when I was 4 years old so, like, layoffme.

I really didn’t know much about the film except for these 2 things:

1) It is a classic romcom
2) It has Meg Ryan(‘s hair) in it

Yup, that’s it. And what a delightful surprise it was to find that this movie was absolutely perfect in so many ways! Here was my experience meeting H & S for the first time:

-When they really meet for the first time. Perfect. 

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-That long car ride conversation that also made you think, “Can guys and girls JUST be friends?”. Perfecto. 

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-When they meet each other again years later and Sally’s hair is fluffier than ever before (and Harry’s is, well, less fluffier than before). So perfect.

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-Then there’s the 3rd meeting of H & S, but this time it’s the beginning of something…

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-And their relationship grows… 

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-They have lots of fun times…

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-And some awesomely embarrassing meals happen along the way…

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-Sally’s hair continues to be fluffy and awesome…

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-But when Harry finally lays it all out there… Wow. The most perfect thing ever. 

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-And then they live happily ever after; Harry and Sally’s fluffy hair. Perfect times infinity. 

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My official reaction:

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Culinary30 – Bon Appétit

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Foy Grass

Yup. That’s how I pronounced Foie Gras the first time I saw it written out. Wanna know what it means? “Fat liver”. Wanna know how it’s made? …No. No, you don’t. (Here’s a link anyways in case you have a heart of stone and a gut of steel.)

Since Foie Gras is traditionally a French cuisine, we took ourselves to Pied-à-Terre in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver. It also happened to be my friend, Ambre’s birthday and just like Foie Gras, she is French! Win win.

Of course I had to try a few other new things while we were there: duck breast and scallops.

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And here’s the condensed version of this Culinary30 experience for your viewing pleasure:

Now, let’s just pretend that it really WAS just butter. Liver butter. Duck liver butter. Sad little stuffed baby duck liver butter. Ok, it wasn’t butter at all.

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Robin Hood: Prince of Cheeeezzeee

First of all, I’d like to express my disappointment for having watched “Men in Tights” before “Prince of Thieves”. I might have liked/understood MIT if I had known it was a parody of POT. (Probably not though, let’s just be honest.)

I heart Kevin Costner. Mostly because as a kid we had a beloved VHS copy of “Field of Dreams” and he was just so dreamy in that one. So, I was super stoked to watch this classic for the first time, because… Well… You know…

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Mmm Hmm… Lest we forget Kevin Costner of the 1990’s.

You can imagine my disappointment when this movie ended up being one big ‘ole cheese fest. Don’t get me wrong, I like corny movies just like the next person, but this one was just too much.

Here are the cheesiest things about “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” with reactions from The Sheriff of Nottingham:

1) The Soundtrack
As soon as little notes from Bryan Adam’s hit song started working their way into the film, I felt my gag reflex go off.

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2) Alan Rickman
That guys just SCREAMS cheesy. And isn’t he supposed to be the menacing Sheriff of Nottingham? Why is he so funny then?

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3) The Love Plot
Blech! Like, we all know what’s gonna happen, but why does it have to be so painfully obvious from the start. I mean, Robin Hood and Marian have to fall in love if Bryan Adams tells them to, right?

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4) The One-Liners
So many. So, so many.

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5) The Wedding
I’ve got nothing against Holy Matrimony, but does it really need to be done in the forest with Sean Connery officiating and Bryan Adam’s playing? …I’m done.

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