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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sleeping with Other People

First I thought I was in the Twilight Zone. The movie theater looked pretty much desolated in the early morn, probably on account of the bad weather — the storm, the terrible storm. Hands in my pockets and not nearly awake in spite of the wind that kept pushing my butt ahead of my shoes (but in the wrong direction, alas!), I struggled real hard to take those final steps toward the big glass door that said, 'Entrance'. That freaking wind wanted to keep me from ever getting there! (What did it know that I didn't?) And when I'd finally made it inside  'Pull open that door, you dipstick' — I found even more evidence that I was in the Twilight Zone. Where were all the couples? Where were all the hand-holding-damn-I-gotta-puke loved ones? The ones that were so in love like little puppy dogs? Like coochie-coochie kitty cats? (Not those.) This was gonna be a strange day. 

Okay, so I bought a ticket that said Sleeping with Other People, and then it was dark and I struggled like Clouseau to find my seat. Do you know what that's like? When it's so dark you need to use your hands like the blind man I used to be? Good thing I didn't accidentally squeeze anybody's upper body parts. Squeeze, squeeze. "Excuse me, Ma'am." Squeeze, squeeze. Do you know what I mean? That can be so embarrassing. And do you know why I didn't squeeze anybody's upper body parts and say, "Excuse me Ma'am?" Well? Because when my eyes finally adjusted to the darkness, it took me an additional five seconds in limbo to realize I was pretty much alone in there. What's going on here? And here's the weirdest thing of it all: there were three guys staring at me and no ladies. No ladies, because it was just us... four guys — four guys poised to  see a romcom on a Saturday morning. Now, how twisted is that? I had to be in the Twilight Zone. I just had to be. Nothing else made sense.

That makes sense, right?
Right.

So while this foul storm challenged the decrepit foundations of our local movie theater, and ever so brutally, I kept wondering again and again and again how the heck I had ended up in this dark room with three other guys and not a single female human being in sight. Four guys in a dark room. Sounds scary. I know. And then it dawned on me: lonely guys need a romcom. Everyone else was still lying in bed with an actual girl, maybe even on top of a girl (or boy). And since I sleep on the couch on account of this weird rumor that I snore like a boar, which may be true, I decided to go for an early walk and, what the heck, watch a movie instead of munching down some well-deserved breakfast.

That makes sense, right?
Riiiiight.

And now you probably expect me to tell you what I thought of Sleeping with Other People and, you know, go into the nitty-gritty of why I decided — nay, resolved — to buy a ticket that said Sleeping with Other People in the first place. Could it be that my inner-voice had whispered something naughty in my inner-ear? Something like, Psssst.... Hey, Blue.... Doesn't it sound great... Sleeping with other people on a stormy Saturday morn? Haha I bet you'll like it more than that new James Bond flick. Who needs a gorgeous French girl anyway? Well.. do it. Buy that ticket and enjoy the sleeping-with-other-people ride, you big ole couch jockey. And much to my surprise I did. I enjoyed it. The weather was bad, I was hungry, not to mention horny, but I loved it. I LOVED IT. I loved it so much I thought I was in the Twilight Zone. Help!

But this is not a review. (Do I look like Roger Ebert to you?) This is me sharing my life with you. You don't mind, I'm sure. Now, go and see that wonderful movie for yourself. It's called Sleeping with Other People, but something tells me you already know.

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Well, that about sums it up for me. Thanks, Pickleope.

104 comments:

  1. Damn, Blogger ate my comment
    Have to bury that in some deep dark rom vent

    lol wowweeee
    Four guys and a rom com movie
    While all others are getting laid
    Hey, at least you had some shade
    And the wind to tickle your ass
    As it blew by in mass
    Did any pull a PeeWee Herman?
    Okay to rat, even if they're German.
    Hey, it rhymed
    Had to be chimed
    If only you didn't snore
    Then there would be three and you'd get the encore
    Three guys and a rom com movie morning
    That has all the makings of an R rated warning

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    1. Those makings were clear
      I said, 'Oh dear... Oh dear.'
      But the money was spent and all
      So I picked a seat nearby some wall
      No PeeWee was pulled as far as I know
      Good thing I was focused on the show
      The big screen I mean
      And there was no phone-loving teen,
      So I guess it could've been worse
      Making me curse
      Plus Alison Brie looked like a fox
      Not a fox in a box

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    2. Nothing pulled is fine
      And no teens on the line
      That can be pretty well
      Hmm staring at a fox when you're horny as hell?

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    3. Better than jumping in a well
      Or ending up in hell

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    4. Just call Lassie for the first
      The later your bubble may burst

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    5. Be careful which you sniff
      May scare you stiff

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    6. Might turn into Biff
      Or even Griff

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    7. Biff or Griff would get a Whiff
      As you fell into manure not so stiff

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    8. 'I hate manure!' or so he said
      So how come he kept using it as a stinky bed?
      Was it fatal attraction?
      Was is some involuntary action?
      I still don't know
      At the blue guy show

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    9. Maybe it was his fate
      To just have a manure attracting DNA trait

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    10. He liked it so much
      Thought it gave him the midas touch

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  2. OMG those four guys wanted to find someone in the cinema to try SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE in reality! Don't you know cinemas are places that inspire naughty business? You should've sent me there instead of yourself :) Especially since me has such hots for some Sudeikis!

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    1. Which one? Their reason to be there, or sending me amongst them? :)
      PS how come Angelina didn't come... with you? You're not snoring at cinema too?

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    2. The latter... obviously. Angie was at school. I'm not even kidding.

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    3. What? At school on Sunday? Are you sure she was there?

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    4. When Angie says she's in class, I take her word for it so I can go to the movies. It's that simple :p

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    5. Not that you will be going in the future after this experience ;)
      Wait, if Angelina is at class, you're in the darkness with four other guys, is Mongo ruling the castle?

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    6. Lord of the Jungle, King of the Castle.

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    7. classes on Sunday....you might want to check over her homework...

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    8. and she should check the places he visits on Sunday mornings :)))

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    9. and the hundredth! Now bow, Dezzy has done the magic again

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    10. Well, you may not have understood my new post, but you sure know how to count, Dezz. ;)

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  3. I'm so behind the times I didn't even know there was a movie called Sleeping with Other People (but I just googled it and got what the plot was about). I do remember seeing Looking for Mr. GoodBar years ago in the movie theater; I was watching the movie alone, not many in there at the time but a guy sat down next to me and offered me $100 to do what was happening in the movie. Of course I turned him down........maybe weird guys go to movies alone in the early morning hours???

    betty

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    1. $100? The nerve!

      The plot doesn't do the movie justice, Betty. The dialogues are great and the tension is palpable.

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  4. You're right - the dudes with women in bed with them would not be at that screening.
    Which makes me wonder what Brandon and Bryan are doing there???

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    1. Now, that's the real question, Alex. It's a mystery to me.

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  5. I hadn't even heard of this movie until you mentioned it. Glad you enjoyed it though. It's been forever since I went to a movie theatre. I'd rather watch On Demand at home. I almost got kicked out a theatre once for yelling t the teens who were kicking the back of my seat. lol

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    1. I never yell at them. I just shove my face between theirs and grin. It always does the trick. Weird... don't you think?

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  6. How u b, Blue? Hmm, guys only. I would have feared that I had wandered into a naughty theater.
    And I hate walking into a darkened cinema room and being temporarily struck blind.

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    1. Hi Sandra. I'm doing okay. Not great but okay. Yeah, I was thinking the exact same thing.... a naughty theater.

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  7. Another person here who has never heard of this movie! I only how to early bird matinees, so the theatre is always empty for me. Took my young adult daughter with autism to the Peanuts movie last week. Good memories for me of simpler times.

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    1. I always go early to avoid the smart phone brigade.

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  8. Yeah, that's right, we're secure enough in our masculinity to watch a romcom together. And to call it "romcom" in public. Glad to hear you're on board. Unfortunately, it seems I spent the entirety of the movie looking back at the empty chairs, so I guess I'll have to go see this again and face forward so as to validate your good review.

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    1. No, you were just listening to Pickleope's review when the movie was over and done. Don't you remember?

      That's the way I see it too: it takes a real man to publicly announce they like romcoms, but only the good ones. Bottoms up!

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  9. I was thinking the same thing Alex wrote. What were B&B doing in your movie. Now I see that Bryan didn't even watch the darn thing.

    I've never even heard of this movie. If I keep this up I'm gonna lose my "Woman" card. I love a good RomCom and don't know anything about this one.

    Well, I'm off to YouTube to see the trailer. Thanks Blue!

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    1. It's a mystery what the beer fellas were doing there, Robin. Hey, don't lose that woman card :)

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  10. Okay, I've watched the trailer. That film looks AWESOME.

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    1. I know I'm gonna watch it a second time. I loved it that much.

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  11. Yours is a convincing review for this rom-com!
    Angelique.

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    1. Angelique... What a beautiful name. My review? What review?

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  12. Four guys in a dark room? I've never been that kinky, Blue!

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  13. Is that an older movie? The title sounds familiar. Squeeze, squeeze. When my son was little and sitting in a highchair in a restaurant, he stuck his hands out behind himself and accidentally grabbed a man who walked by. Squeeze, squeeze. We apologized, and the man laughed.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It was released in September this year and it's bound to stay in movie theaters for some time to come. Squeeze squeeze.

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  14. lucky it wasn't a scary movie..................

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  15. Are you sure you didn't walk into the adult bookstore and head towards their cinema? We have one here that some menfolk like to visit lol :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure, Theresa haha. But pretty does not mean entirely.

      Dezz!

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    2. What? I found myself exquisitely delighted!

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    3. Oh Dezzy, I don't think it's exquisitely delightful for the workers who have to clean that cinema. I was in one once (the bookstore, but not the cinema) and overheard the employee telling one customer that he needs to stop "messing" up the cinema. Ewwww!

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    4. I'm easily delighted by any mention of something 'naughty'....

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    5. Would you say that's a good thing?

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    6. absolutely, how could it not be, it positively dezzling

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  16. Hello Blue….
    I’m just trying to imagine your butt in front of your shoes….

    Sleeping with other people, eh? Who’d have thought. Well it’s certainly piqued my interest.

    Three guys staring at you? You’re lucky your butt was in front of your shoes because it could have all gone a bit Pete Tong in many ways, if you know what I mean.

    I’m kind of enamoured that guys would go alone to see a RomCom. That gives me hope that Knights in shining armour exist. They do don’t they? Tell me it’s not a cruel trick, Gumpy…

    However, the title might suggest that OF COURSE a red blooded man with all the baggage that brings is going to be fuelled by that title.

    Randy, you are much better looking than Roger Ebert.

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    1. Peter Tong huh... Yes, I know what you mean, and now I've got to find a way to erase that memory. Of course said knights exist, but they'd be wearing skinny jeans. It's not a cruel trick. Just don't expect them to have a really low voice if you know what I mean.

      Oh make me blush again. And again.

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  17. Good Morning Blue,

    hmm - I saw the previews for this movie and I wondered if it was any good. I do enjoy romantic comedy, heck I just love the word "romantic" in general as I have romantic tendencies which is probably my downfall. I guess if it makes you weepy I will def cry a river as I am such a weeping willow.. I will need to bring some tissues.

    Well, maybe it was a private viewing (just be careful what you are viewing ;))...I've gone to a couple of early matinees and there usually aren't many people there. It does feel strange it's like where is everyone have I entered the twilight zone..haha..

    Have a great week and gee I hope the beer guys at least brought a "Blue Moon" or two and I don't mean that moon you are thinking of ...haha...

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    1. ps - I adore a man who will watch a romantic flick and not be afraid to shed a tear or two...even if the movie is titled " Sleeping with other People"

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    2. No, not that moon haha... I'd have to put that bottle where their mouth isn't (wink wink, guys). Yes, this movie is good, True. I went to see it a second time, so there you go... What more do you need to know, Ms. Romantic? This movie's got a big heart. No Cinderella nonsense, no 'oh my I dropped my hanky' stuff.

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    3. Blue, you went two times
      it must have been really good

      ok, why does this song come to mind

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbMS0BzOMV0

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    4. I don't know Blue but, think I will go see the movie over the weekend. Have a good week Blue!

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    5. Have fun! I hope it won't make you blush. Strike that. I hope it will. ;)

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    6. Well, if you saw it twice I know it must have been good. I hope I won't be the only woman with 4 guys in the theater. Do I need to bring Kleenex?

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    7. No Kleenex, please. You don't want people in the dark to get the wrong idea. Plus this is not a tear jerker.

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    8. Ok Blue, I wasn't sure if it would get sentimental at the end of the movie. No tears works for me and I def wouldn't want those people to get the wrong idea...

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    9. This movie is at times brutally honest, much more than some viewers would like to admit. As for not bringing any Kleenex... smart thinking.

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  18. I go to the movies alone all the time. Once you get past your own insecurities about it, you realize nobody cares. "Look at that weirdo here to watch a movie by himself. Forget watching the movie I paid way too much to see, I'm going to stare at him and judge him silently for two hours." Hold on, "coochie-coochie kitty cats"? And no one has ever called my boner impressive. Ever.

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    1. Never? Well, you can tick that box now.

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  19. Add me to the list of people who never heard of the movie either. At least it was a good movie to watch...with a bunch of other guys. And, at least, the beer boys were there to keep you company. haha Have a great week, Blue!!

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    1. You have been added to the list. Have a great week, too, Elsie.

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  20. Glad you enjoyed the movie. I'm sure the other guys did, too. ;-)

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  21. I guess we movie buffs or buffoons have to scratch when it itches.
    You make me laugh....... squeeze, squeeze. LOL Embarrassed, huh? Ya, right.

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  22. 'Sleeping with other people' an interesting title
    Okayed by Blue then it should be all settled
    But where were others
    Were they that modest
    Or knew the goings-on and need not hassle

    Hank

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  23. I didn't even know such a movie exists, and, well, glad you enjoyed it. Won't be on my platter. We do have the weather, though. I think I'll go play in the snow...

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  24. As funny as this isnt...my husband's step grandfather is in fact blind. Two Christmases ago, I'm standing in the kitchen when his step grandfather accidently grabbed my chest! I'm pretty sure the first squeeze was an accident, but I doubt the 3rd one was. Hah! I thought my husband's dad was going to faint from embarassment. Lmao!!

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that, Jax um... Jaclyn. I wasn't joking, though, about my eye-sight as you may remember, but I'm glad my brain decided to make peace with my eyes again, well, sort of. He grabbed your chest as in squeeze, squeeze? :D Oh my!

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  25. Hi Darling! Lately I'm not watching anything... much less sleeping with other people. Right now I'm suffering from extreme exhaustion... I know... doesn't suit my bubbly image. I think I could handle romance or comedy, but not both simultaneously.

    I'll return. I feel the urge to be coy with myself. Smile. (wink-kiss-wink)

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    1. Well, look what the cat dragged in! Did I mention I was looking for you? Extreme exhaustion... is my middle name, so we must be related in the grander scheme of things. Yes? Take good care of yourself, you hear? And never be coy.

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  26. I haven't heard of it, but your description of the theater made me laugh. I bet those guys were thinking the same thing as you. :)

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  27. HA! Love the description of the theater and that's hilarious that you ended up actually liking it

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  28. Ah, the RomCom. The guilty pleasure of most men, despite their vocal objections. Well, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. You and those other 3 guys. Did you all stand in a circle afterwards, place your hands into the center, and swear to never tell anyone that you saw each other there? Perhaps you could form your own secret society. You could call yourselves: "The Chick Flick Dudes". I think we've got something here...

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    1. The Chick Flick Dudes haha... Well, we didn't even say hi or goodbye. I wonder why...

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