I just finished watching “Forrest Gump” for the second time in the same number of days. It’s currently showing on TNT and since I have been having hot and heavy makeout sessions with a box of tissues and my NyQuil capsules, I decided that I should pass the time by watching a really long movie.
This fit the bill.
I haven’t seen it in forever and I forgot just how much I love that little film.
I know, I know. Some people hate it, but I am not one of them.
My favorite part of the whole film has got to be the college football scene where he plows into the marching band and keeps running down the tunnel. HA! Even funnier is the “Stop Forrest” flag that they unroll in the next scene to get him to stop.
Besides being one of the funniest parts of the film, I relate to this segment. I was such a dork in the music department. I had to work twice as hard as everyone to understand my course work. I seriously thought one day someone was going to say “She has got to be the stupidest sonofabitch alive, but she sure can sing!”
I was on a full-ride scholarship because I had great vocal folds but I was the worst musician. I remember finally figuring out how to count and comprehending that and eighth note and and eighth note equal a quarter note JUNIOR YEAR. HELLO! Yah. I’m super “Special”. I’ll be going to KMART later if anyone wants to join me.
I also love the soundtrack. There are two. The compilation of various songs is awesome, but I am so in LOVE with the orchestral score. In case you didn’t know, Orchestral Soundtracks are my “Thing”. I heart them. They are my very favorite type of music. Go ahead and mock me, I care not. You get used to it when you have the taste in things that I do. (Air Supply, anyone?)
This score has everything a great soundtrack should have-It can make you almost cry and totally rev you up. Or, in my case, make me jump up and down on my bed during the above “Football Scene” with a tissue shoved up one nostril. (I’ve been sneezing so much I gave myself a nose bleed.)
Anyhoo-I am still in pretty bad sick suck, but I wanted to pop in and say something so you didn’t think I had died. I wish I had more interesting things to blog about besides watching movies, but it is what it is. I’ll try and answer emails and swing by more blogs when I’m feeling better.
I suppose a more interesting post would have been how I got ticketed for going 25 miles over the speed limit in my new car. I cannot believe I was going so fast. I have never been ticketed for anything but 10 miles over.
I suppose that is what happens when you are used to driving a piece of hud car that starts to cough and shake like 3/4th of “The Golden Girls” cast when it gets above 15 mph.
I am freaking out of my mind. I really can’t afford this right now and it just SUCKS.
P.S. Yes. I watch “The Golden Girls”. I ALSO watch “Matlock“. Are any of you really surprised????