Hello Internet! I feel as though I was just here waxing on about how I was going to be better at my supposed blogging schedule, and I have already totally failed on that front. (I mean, technically it IS still Tuesday as I type this, but it’s 10:44 pm and that barely counts at all). Here is the thing – I got off work yesterday at 7 with all of these wonderful plans to blog about Adorabeezle Winterpop’s birthday last week (that’s my roommate for those of you new to these here parts). But I got home and all those plans were shot to hell and instead of editing pictures and recapping some magic, I decided it would be more fun to pitch Adrozbeezle and myself into a deep state of melancholy.
Let’s back up for a second.
When I got home from work Adorabeezle was watching the end of the latest Disney Fairies movie. I’m not going to ruin it for all you people who haven’t seen this straight-to-DVD -supposed treasure, but 15 minutes after I got home the movie ended and Adorabeezle was crying. No, crying isn’t exactly the right word. Sobbing. She was sobbing. I have never seen Adorabeezle cry so hard, and that’s saying something – she is an exhaustion-crier and she works for a very prominent mouse. We are always exhausted in this apartment. I have seen Adorabeezle cry during When Harry Met Sally because Billy Chrystal’s facial hair changed too drastically (that is another story for another time, but I’m sure she would want me to point out that she was VERY tired that night). But this was not exhaustion-crying. This was legit emotional turmoil crying.
I wanted to make her feel better so I started scrolling through the Netflix. She couldn’t articulate what sort of movie she wanted to watch, and I was at a loss.
Then I saw it.
Right there in the Newly Added section.
The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio.
Guys. I love this movie. This is such a wonderful movie. I can’t even with this movie. Julianne Moore, man. Julianne Moore entering jingle writing competitions to support her struggling family despite her TERRIBLE HUSBAND! It is a gem! But here is the thing – this is a feel good movie in some aspects, and a total downer in others. It gives you ALL the feelings – from the warm fuzzies to the deep ennui. This movie wrecks me. So obvi, this movie was the PERFECT choice.* Adorabeezle had never seen it and didn’t seem sure about it, but let’s be honest she wasn’t sure of much in her current emotional state, so I went with it.
A note about my relationship with The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: I first saw it when I was living with the bestie. She introduced me to it and told me some of her sentimental reasons for loving it, and I adopted all of those reasons as well as her love of it. This movie holds a special place in my heart and it not only wrecks me with its wonderful story telling, it wrecks me before I even press play. I start off the movie already half wrecked with nostalgia. Since it has such a profound impact of me, I don’t watch it often, but last night I felt the call, and I HAD to watch it.
So we watched The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, and maybe it wasn’t the best timing… Adorabeezle liked it, because as previously stated it is a GEM, but…we were both kind of an emotional mess afterwards. And clearly I had not worked on anything for a blog post because who can edit pictures when Julianne Moore is being a gem in the background?! Nobody. That’s who. So I didn’t. And then I went to bed. And then I worked today. And then we watched Horns tonight (Staring my boy D-Rad) and it was…interesting…. And now I’m here, at 11:08, listening to the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack on Spotify and giving you some more excuses.
Sorry ’bout my life.
Have you ever seen The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, Internet? It’s on Netflix!
*Note: Perfect may not be the best word for this scenario… but I had to!!