Thursday, July 9, 2009

Two things I did last night.

One. I went to check out a potential wedding venue with Matt and his mom.

and Two. I finished watching watching Pollyanna.

Well the wedding venue ended up being a disappointment. The place was fun and the food was good (actually the mac and cheese I had was freakin delicious) but there was no way they'd be able to accommodate our anticipated 250 guests. On top of that it was in the middle of a busy area and I kept thinking "what if a fire truck or a police car went speeding down the street with their sirens on in the middle of ceremony?" Yeah that wouldn't be too fun. It's unfortunate because we both really hoped it would work out and after seeing that the Broke Ass Bride's reception was there I was so excited. So I guess it's back to the drawing board for us.

Hopefully we'll find a place and it'll be perfect and not put us in debt and everything will work out. Yes, I think everything will work out okay.

Oh so two. After coming back from dinner Matt and I came home and plopped ourselves on the couch and I put on Pollyanna. I saw it was on TCM a couple nights ago and automatically hit record on the DVR. I can't remember the last time I saw it but I always remember loving it. So I started watching it Tuesday after I needed something uplifting after watching the MJ memorial and couldn't finish it. So last night it was to finish up a classic.

Have you seen Pollyanna? I know Matt hadn't before I made him watch it and I caught him laughing every now and then. It's such a cute movie. Seriously, Hayley Mills was such a cute kid (I mean the Parent Trap too, hello!) and I love her gladness throughout the whole movie (which I'm pretty sure is the point). Yes the end is sad, but it's still uplifting to see how she affected the whole town and everything. But yay, heart that movie.

What's an old movie you want to see that you haven't watched in a while? I think Bringing Up Baby or A Little Princess might be next in there for me.




happy thursday!

27 comments:

Angela said...

I love when she goes into town and gets new clothes (especially when they have that button thingie for her shoes!), and when her "nanny" or whoever (her aunt's secretary? who is she??) lies about her boyfriend, and when she's spying on her aunt's party in the shrubbery, and when she visits the old lady and they hang her crystals...

Ha, you can tell I like that movie too!

Rachel said...

Hopefully the next venue works out better for ya. Good luck!

reederscorner said...

You're going to find somewhere great and everything will be perfect!!!

Matt said...

I love how sometimes, as guys, we get movies forced upon us.

I remember one of my ex's making me watch Legend of the Fall. Longest. Movie. Ever.

Lexilooo said...

Pollyanna is one of my favorites! I must find it and watch it again! Also, Anne of Green Gables is high on my list. So, so good. Oh, and both Big Bird in China and BB in Japan! I loooooooooooooooved them!

Mandy said...

Sorry the venue didn't work out. Pollyanna is a great movie and I haven't seen it in ages. Maybe I'll find it and watch it this weekend.

notthelifeiordered said...

I looooved pollyanna when I was growing up! I practically had it on repeat. Now I need to see that again!

Also, Bringing Up Baby?! With Katherine Hepburn? FAVORITE MOVIE EVER.

Dolce said...

LOVE Pollyanna! I miss those old movies they used to play on Disney.

La Petite Chic said...

Finding the wedding venue is one of the hardests parts of planning a wedding, but just think what smooth sailing you'll have once that's in place! :)

bodeloublogs said...

pollyanna. what a great flick, havent seen it since i was a kid. you might as well throw the ORIGINAL parent trap onto that list of movies to watch. strictly for the purpose of nostalgia

Ashley said...

I looooove Pollyanna! I used to watch it all the time when I was younger. And funny you mention it, my friends and I watched A Little Princess a few days ago when it was on TV!

Chris said...

I. LOVE. POLLYANNA. It will always remind me of my mom.

Ev`Yan || apricot tea. said...

I LOVE Pollyanna! I haven't seen that movie in AGES, but it was one of my favorites growing up. I saw a lot of Haley Mills movies, like Parent Trap. :]

& don't feel too discouraged about not finding the right venue for your wedding. It might take a while, but that perfect location is out there for you guys. & it's good to know that you're just not settling on whatever comes your way.

Kirsty said...

Pollyanna is the best. There's nothing like a bit of paralysis to get those tears going. I love the little orphan boy who gets a happy ending, despite talking in an unnaturally loud voice throughout the film. Obviously unnaturally loud children should never have happy endings, and it was this quirkiness that attracted me...

Lacey Bean said...

I'm sorry that the venue didn't work out... I know we saw at least 5 or so before picking ours. You'll know its right when you see it!

And I love when she gets the doll in the movie at the fair! Oh Pollyanna. I love old movies, like Shirley Temple in the Little Princess, and old musicals like Gigi, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singing in the Rain, etc.

Andhari said...

Intrigued. I've never heard about the movie and there's always something about an old movie that's so exotic to me :)

Good luck finding your venue :)

nory said...

The Little Princess is one of my favorite books (kid books, anyway). I really like- and please don't laugh at this - Bye Bye Birdie, the original. Or anything that has Elvis in it from when he was acting and singing!

Auburn Kat said...

Too bad about the wedding reception location, I'm sure you will find something that is perfect.

I've never even heard of that movie before...

amanda said...

everything will DEFINITELY work out in the wedding venue department. no worries. woooo.

pollyanna is such a cute movie. hayley mills, holla to miss bliss from saved by the bell!

and little princess makes me cry, always.

i haven't watched empire records in FOREVER. and man, i used to watch that all the time.

Ali said...

2 things:

1) I'm sorry the venue didn't work out. That just means you're gonna find a better place! Yep.
2) I LOVE A Little Princess! Still one of my favorites.

Shelley said...

Babes In Toyland. But the older one... Not the one with Keanu (though that one is also good).

And West Side Story. Love that movie. :-)

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

250? your wedding sounds like mine is going to be.

i feel bad in advance for my mother.

Jennifer said...

OMG I love A Little Princess. I worshipped that movie when I was a little girl. I also love a cartoon called Little Nemo (before the gimpy fish). I have seen it since I was little and it's not as mesmerizing anymore, but I can still go back to memories of watching that and feeling like I was THERE. I actually had numerous dreams about being in Slumberland, and can still catch little pieces in my dreams to this day!

sarah marie p said...

I wanna watch Pollyanna! I wonder if it's even on DVD? Oh man, so many good old timey movies to watch!

Bummer that wedding venue didn't work out. I'm sure you'll find the perfect place! Keep us updated!

Kim Thomas said...

Love the Parent trap! Another of my favorite Haley Mills movies was "Summer Magic"

Binary Blonde said...

Hi! I know I've fallen off the blogosphere map, but I just had to comment.

First, it takes time to find your perfect wedding venue. I think I visited 5 or 6 before finding the one we eventually went with. Also, I think I had called and/or researched dozens more. It's just a process of weeding out the ones that you don't like or don't fit. Be patient; this is a VERY important day and you'll want the place to "feel" right. :)

Second, I know you've probably received tons of suggestions already, but we had our wedding at The Castaway, a very pretty venue/restaurant in the Burbank hills. I am not sure if they can accommodate a party as large as yours, but it may be worth giving them a call. :)

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