Ah, l’amour. Whether you’re forever alone or a married old crusty, the fact that Valentine’s Day looms this week will not have escaped your notice.
As many of you will know (or are about to find out), I am not remotely romantic, and I generally avoid films from the romance genre like the horrible plague that they are. I find romantic comedies in particular to be wholly unrealistic, insipid and condescending, and Katherine Heigl makes me break out in hives. I can count the number of “romance” movies I’ve watched to completion on one hand.
That said, I have been neglecting my blog of late, and in the spirit of the numerous special film-related series that pop up around these Hallmark holidays, I’ve decided I should do something special too. To do that, I will need your help.
What are your favourite romantic films? Or alternatively, what horrible romantic cheese-fest would you like to subject me to watching and reviewing? Hit me with your best shot. I’ll promise to watch whatever the most popular suggestion is. Although not if it’s Atonement. Please don’t make me watch Atonement again, that was an awful, awful film.
Right, I’m off, because I mistakenly thought it was Pancake Tuesday here today (it’s a real holiday, I swear) which means I’ve to make enough pancakes to feed me for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even though I’ve just been told that apparently it’s not until March 4th this year (WTF, calendar people!?), but I’m going to make pancakes anyway because I got so excited. Oh, and a note to the taken ladies (and gents) among us – Annual Steak & Blowjob Day falls on March 14th. Seriously. That’s a real holiday, too.
P.S. Just a quick thank you to everyone for all of the birthday wishes! You lot truly made my day. Made it easier too, especially when I found out that so many of you are actually older than I am. BAHAHA!