Saturday, January 03, 2009

Timmy is in the well or I want a puppy so bad when I see a dog on the street I squeal

I do not cry at movies. Schindler's List, The Notebook, Titanic, Bobby, or whatever it is that makes you sniff a little at a movie has no power on my tear ducts. What makes you cry? In fact, until January 1st 2009, I would have boldly stated that I never cry at the movies.

I have never seen Bambi or watched a whole episode/movie of Lassie. This is mostly because I do not like to cry and the sure fire way to make me tear up is to threaten to hurt an animal. You know how some people cry and its like a single tear which rolls every so slowly down their cheek to plop off their chin. That is not how I cry. I cry with lots of snot, red rimmed eyes, and choking sobs.

I think you know where this is going, I saw Marley & Me and I cried. In fact, I don't think there was a dry eye in the theater. One woman was trying to stifle giant hiccupping sobs. I was battling snot production and losing. I was at the point that if someone had asked me if I was ok I would have lost it completely.

There were a couple of things I liked about the movie 1. It wasn't about a couple going through hard times, breaking up, getting back together. It was just about a couple being together. I find that really refreshing. 2. Owen Wilson - awkward nose = HOT. Also there was this moment where he was trying to not cry and it was the sexiest thing I've ever seen. 3. It was about dog. I want a dog. And the real reason why I cried is that at the end of Marley's life - I was brought back to the heartache that was my own dog's death.

June of 2007 my dog died. She was 15.

I just spent twenty minutes writing a story about this one time where parents called an animal psychic to find out if our dog was still alive (she was). The details aren't that important though - well, only in that my family is slightly crazy. But yours is too - I know about that one uncle and the time, well you know.

In summation, I cried. I want a puppy. And if Owen Wilson bought me one, I wouldn't return it.


  1. I've heard the movie is a tear-jerker. I cry at movies, so this one will kill me. I blow snot bubbles too.

    I've been a fan of Owen Wilson's for a long time. I think he's very appealing. Smart, funny guys (I like strong noses too), even if they're not conventionally attractive, drive me wild.

    I'm sorry about your dog. Truly. And you're right, we all have slightly crazy families. It's normal.

  2. Chris - Owen is a hottie; as far as Marley & Me - I wasn't quite prepared for the story, even though I knew what it was. Le Sigh.

  3. Bitchy saw this and SHE cried. Jesus, if it can make that bitch cry, it's gotta be good.

  4. hahaha - oh goodness it definitely pulls at the superstrings of your heart/tear ducts

  5. i don't think I can watch this.

    Funny story: I cried at Mulan.

    Ok, maybe not so much funny as it is just sad.

    I don't think I can handle a dog dying. I've never had a friend die on me before. They all went away to a farm somewhere, according to my parents...

  6. Aww, Burn - Mulan? really? Impressive.

    A farm eh? Well, I am glad that they are all frolicking together?

  7. I'm not allowed to see this movie because I'm still too emotionally unstable about dogs and death since my pup died this past summer. Coolest dog ever. I might not ever recover from a movie like this. I get choked up reading blog posts like this.

  8. Aww, Bridget, I hear ya. I am sorry to hear about your pup :(