I do not think it is such a bad thing to sip and post on Lame Post Friday. Haven’t you people ever heard of Happy Hour? Just kidding. We did not go to Happy Hour. But Steven and I are sitting around having a couple of drinks with our friend Kim at our house. We enjoyed some munchies too, plus a lot of laughs. Then I thought I had better go ahead and make my blog post, before I forgot to. I did not want to miss two blog posts in one week. Lucky for me it’s Lame Post Friday (ooh, that would be a good title, wouldn’t it?).
We have been talking about our respective plans for New Year’s Eve. I was trying to explain to Kim about our traditional New Year’s Eve movies. Of course, one cannot expect everyone to understand one’s particular movies. I don’t always understand other people’s choices for their special times. However, for the sake of having a blog post, I thought I would share with you ours. I have no doubt mentioned most of these before, but let’s just look at this as one more holiday tradition.
At the top of my list is Sunset Boulevard. For one reason, a pivotal scene takes place on New Year’s Eve. Also, in an early scene, Gloria Swanson serves William Holden champagne and caviar, and later Holden assures a friend that there is “always champagne on ice.” It is sweet champagne, and I prefer Extra Dry, but I try to gloss over that fact. Also high on the list is Mystery of the Wax Museum, which opens on New Year’s Eve, although champagne is not involved. However, we may also watch a movie I like to watch with champagne all year: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope. It has nothing to do with New Year’s Eve, but champagne is prominently featured. I might also suggest King Kong. This movie does not involve New Year’s Eve or champagne, but it stars Fay Wray, who is also the star of Mystery of the Wax Museum. The last movie we might consider is Sleepy Hollow, or, as I like to call it, The Headless Everybody. This is a New Year’s Eve movie mostly because we watched it one New Year’s Eve many years ago.
So this is my Friday Lame Post. I must get back to drinks and laughs. Happy Friday, everyone.