It's once again "No D Day", and I had a hard time coming up with something. I feel like I share a lot of non-diabetes related things already: my affection for coffee and Corgis; my gracefulness and my varied musical taste; which health appointments I actually enjoy and what I do when I'm not social media-ing.
So, here's what I've got: I'm That Girl Who Hasn't Seen That Movie.
There are a whole slew of them; those movies that "everyone has seen". I know this because I can't tell you how many times this has happened:
[insert witty and appropriately-timed movie reference made by friend or acquaintance here]
[imagine me giving said friend or acquaintance a "deer in headlights" look]
Friend: "...it's from [insert name of movie here]?"
Me: "Oh, I've never seen it."
Friend: "OH MY GOD, WHAT!? YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN [insert name of movie here]???"
I don't know, you guys. I don't know how I haven't seen it. I just haven't, and I probably won't at any point in the future, either. I don't watch a lot of movies in the first place, and new ones just keep getting released, you know? I can never really catch up.
So, in an effort to help you avoid the awkward conversation above if we ever meet, here's a brief list of the most frequently referenced movies that I'll have no clue you're referencing.
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather (any)
- Schindler's List
- Apocalypse Now
- Citizen Kane
- Saving Private Ryan
- The Green Mile
- Raging Bull
- Stand By Me
- A Streetcar Named Desire
- Rosemary's Baby
- A Beautiful Mind
- Any of the Harry Potter movies (haven't read the books, either)
- Any of the "Planet of the Apes" movies
- Any of the Beverly Hills Cop movies
- Any of the Die Hard movies
- The Graduate
- Breakfast at Tiffany's
- The Notebook
- Footloose (although I have seen it in its musical theatre version - counts?)
- Brokeback Mountain
- Any movie involving Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean, and just about any top actor of the 1940's