phoning it in over here visiting another (now recently Freshly Pressed!) site, and spewing forth my witty writerly skills on someone else’s unsuspecting blog. Thoughtsy, over at Thoughts Appear, is travelling this week for business, so rather than allow her lovely blog to be neglected while she’s away, collecting spider webs and dust, she enlisted the assistance of some of her blogging buddies to do guest posts in her Movies Teach Us series.
When she asked if I wanted to join in on the festivities, at first, I was at a loss. The last movie I can remember seeing without computer generated talking animals was probably . . . Titanic? Yeah, maybe not quite that far back, but it’s been a while at least. I had recently purchased a movie on DVD that I was hoping to be able to watch at some point. You know, like maybe sometime over the summer. But that wouldn’t do. That damn demanding Thoughtsy . . . she actually wanted a post for this week, meaning I’d have to watch the movie, have it teach me some crap, and then regurgitate those lessons into a somewhat coherent blog post. So much pressure!!
But then . . . a lightbulb moment. I realized that I didn’t have to pick some new release or cinematic masterpiece. I could delve into the recesses of my mind and pull out some crusty dusty memories of when I used to actually go to the movies and enjoy films. You know, back in the 80’s.
So, this is why you will be treated (ahem) to the lessons from a classic film from my childhood . . . The Princess Bride.
Head on over to Thoughtsy’s joint to read the post there.
Bye bye. Have fun storming the castle!!