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The view from under the bus

Movies have sparked many an interesting conversation between Peter and myself.

In-depth Googling of historical events to see how far a film took creative license.

Whether Chris Farley was funnier than John Belushi.

Peter looking over at me with a leer and letting me know, “You should consider getting one of those outfits”, during the “Happy Gilmore”.


Me looking over at Peter with a grin of my own and saying “Just think of the possibilities”, over the scene in “300” where the Spartans come rippling down the mountain in their little battle gear….*cough* diapers *cough*.


(Oh HAI, boys! You want cookies? I got some right here, come on in.)

Pirates vs Ninjas: Who’d win?

But tonight, we watched “The Happening”, and I’m just going to go ahead and let you know that it’s two hours of your life you’ll never get back. Just say NO.

You can thank me later.

There’s a scene in this movie (and I have friends that will testify that this is an issue for me) where a father leaves his kid with some friends so that he can go back and look for almost-positively-for-sure-100% dead wife.

This is the point where I poke Peter and tell him, “You do know the rule here, right?”

He’s all, “Huh, crazy lady?” <—maybe not his words, but definitely his expression

“If there is ever a reason that YOU are in charge of the children and I am more than likely dead or left to fend for myself, you DO know that you’re to just take the kids and run, right?  There shouldn’t even be a thought process, you take the kids and get the hell out of dodge. I know that these weirdo things never really happen, but just saying it did and it was the end of the world and aliens attacked or trees really did start fighting back, YOU take the kids and run. Right?”


Ok, then, we got that cleared up.

As the movie finally ends (which I watched thinking maybe there would be some redeeming twist at the end since it IS a M. Night. Shyamalan movie, but NO, just more making-a-point FAIL) I just decide to make sure ONE last time that Peter got the only part of this movie that mattered at all.

“Hey, babe? What’s the right answer? Me or the kids in life-threatening situation?  You know it, right?”

“Yeah, got it, I’m throwing you under the bus.”

And THIS? Is the way my anniversary ended.

Love is in the freaking air, people!

11 Comments on “The view from under the bus”

  1. #1 MonsteRawr
    on Mar 30th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I try and have those kinds of conversations all the time with my husband. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to take them waaaay too far. Like it’ll start out all, “Do you want to be buried or cremated? I think I’d like to be buried. Except that then there’s always the chance I’d come back as a zombie. And what if you’d already remarried and I came back home and it’s all awkward? Honey, if you had to chose between a new wife who couldn’t bake cheesecake and a zombie wife who could, which would you pick?” And by then he won’t EVEN take me seriously. Asshole.

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  2. #2 kp
    on Mar 30th, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I heard that about the movie too….NEVER LEAVE THE KIDS! My hubby knows that too! And hey, happy anniversary….today is ours!

  3. #3 Kyla
    on Mar 30th, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Seriously, WHO leaves the kids?

    Happy anniversary!

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  4. #4 Princess of the Universe
    on Mar 30th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I LOVE M Night. Love him.
    Or should I say loved?
    Until that movie.
    I will never ever get that time back.

  5. #5 heather...
    on Mar 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    see, that is the perk to marrying a film guy. He totally knows ALL the rules. I could call him right now and ask him, apropos of nothing, and he will say, “I would run, DUH.”

    But ask him how to load a dishwasher, and he’s all, Wha?

  6. #6 Awesome Mom
    on Mar 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Ok, so I need to talk to my husband about leaving the kids alone to get me in case of an alien/tree thing attack and how to bury me so that I can’t become a zombie. Are there any other topics I should add to the table before I forget?

  7. #7 AnissaM
    on Mar 31st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    if he won’t take you back as a zombie, you can come bake me some cheesecake anytime…and we’ll top it with the new wife’s brains (although you can eat it all yourself if we do that, because I won’t be dead and i’m not into the human brain thing)….(unless we’re both dead and then NOMs away!)

  8. #8 AnissaM
    on Mar 31st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Happy anniversary, loves!! It was Annike and Holland’s anniversary yesterday too….good time to be married.

  9. #9 AnissaM
    on Mar 31st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I even liked Signs and the superhero themed one, but this one? FIND your point and stick with it!!


  10. #10 AnissaM
    on Mar 31st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    You may want to talk to him about the whole “not using the vulnerable man in grief” thing to pick up chicks at the funeral. I’m not saying he would….but then I look at my husband and….well, I’m not saying he wouldn’t. 🙂

  11. #11 Awesome Mom
    on Apr 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I am so not worried about him picking up chicks even with the vulnerable man who just lost his beloved wife thing going for him. He only managed to pick me up because I wanted to be picked up, that man has no moves at all. If I die he will become one of those loner widowers that never remarries.