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#363: Movie Mondays – Love Comes Softly May 28, 2012

Cover of "Love Comes Softly"

Cover of Love Comes Softly

Year: 2003

Genre: Romance/Western/Drama

Description from www.IMDb.com: A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800’s suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again? 

Wife: For our last movie review, I wanted to choose a movie about marriage.  Husband suggested War of the Roses.  Really?  A cynical movie about divorce?  I don’t think so.  Instead, he agreed to review Love Comes Softly.  Directed by Michael Landon, Jr., this is one of my favorite movies.  I have secretly wanted to own the entire series and I am not a movie collector.  What do I love about it?  It is clean, engaging, sweet, and faith-based.  And, it’s a love story!  Kathryn Heigl is excellent as usual. My husband teases me about this movie.  He calls it “Love dies a slow and agonizing death.”  Yes, he is both cynical and funny. 

Husband: I liked the storyline.  The male lead was a good man.  He was God-fearing and had the correct priorities.  He was patient and he waited.  There were no explosions so I only gave it a 5.  

Husband-Wife Compatibility: 7.5 (Wife gave it a 10)    

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#351: His smile May 16, 2012

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I love my husband’s smile.  Especially the one where no one is looking but me and I see that he is completely pleased with me.

 

#350: His love of tennis May 15, 2012

My husband loves tennis. He played in college and still plays.  One of the first pictures I saw of him was him on a tennis court.  Although I am not a tennis fan, I appreciate the sport and his passion for it.

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DSC_5073 (Photo credit: nathinou)

 

#349: Movie Mondays – 3:10 to Yuma May 14, 2012

Year: 2007

 

Genre: Action/Crime/Drama

 

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who’s awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

 

Wife: I really liked this movie.  I am not a big fan of Westerns, but I do like good movies. I liked both this and the remake of True Grit.  It’s funny that this movie was not categorized as a Western.  I loved the portrayal of father and son and the theme of good and bad men. It drew me in.  I’ve seen it twice now.  It is such a classic.  I have not seen the original but want to.  Plus, it’s got a great title!

Cover of "3:10 to Yuma (Widescreen Editio...

 

Husband: i liked the movie.  It had  great storyline.  The characters were believable. [OK, my husband said this and I said, “Walter, you say this about every movie.  It’s like you don’t care.”  To which he responded, “Hmmm, you’re catching on.”  Luckily, we only have 2 more movie reviews.  Sorry Walter.]

 

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 9

 

 

 

#348: How he proposed May 13, 2012

The day was August 8, 2006.  We had met 5 months earlier on St. Patrick’s Day.  He picked me up from the Van Ness subway stop.  He did that every day.  That afternoon he had asked my mother for permission to propose to me. I saw him in the car and walked over. He got out of the car and came around to the passenger side as if to open the door for me.  He got down on one knee and had the ring in its box.  He said, “Will you marry me?” I said, “Yes.”  Then I said, “Are you going to be able to get up?”  🙂

Van Ness – UDC (WMATA station)

Van Ness – UDC (WMATA station) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

#342: Movie Mondays – The 13th Warrior May 7, 2012

Cover of "The 13th Warrior"

Cover of The 13th Warrior

Year: 1999

Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: In AD 922, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland. The nomadic outcast comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path. Eventually surrounded by the frightening and ferocious foe, Ibn must conquer his personal fears and help battle the illusive invaders–who emerge out of the shroud of fog in the black of the night.

Wife: This is a movie my husband owns.  One of the many in his vast DVD collection.  Early on in our relationship he would ask me to watch movies and I would immediately react and not like it.  Recently, he was talking about the Vikings and the Russia people.  I was interested and he said, you know that’s what The 13th Warrior is about.  So we watched it and it was great.  A little too much violence for me.  Very interesting story.

Husband:  I like this movie.  I own it and have seen it several times.  Although it is not 100% historical, it is based upon a real time in history.  I liked all the characters and the storyline.  I thought my wife would like it and am pleased that she watched it with me.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 9.5

 

#339: Square Dancing May 4, 2012

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Square dancing

Square dancing (Photo credit: voteprime)

The other day husband was sitting on couch watching War of the Worlds (original with Gene Barry).  I came in and there was a square dancing scene on.  I asked my husband if he liked square dancing pretty sure I’d know how he’d answer.  He started shouting square dance calls:

Now couples 1 and 3

go into the middle and back with me

Now couples 2 and 4

go into the middle and do-si–do

The first person that you see

Now couples 2 and 4

go into the middle and back once more

I was thrilled!  I am amazed at all the gems tucked away in my husband’s mind.  I love square dancing!  It brings back memories of  the Father-Daughter square dance in Brownies.   Square dancing is good, clean fun and my husband is a good egg.