My Life as a Movie Monday: Can’t Buy Me Love


Sorry. Hi. I was thinking “Good morning” and that’s what came out instead.

Not my standard greeting; I know. I blame Daylight Savings Time. Also the fact that I finished reading “The Fault in Our Stars” last night and am still all cathected over it. But we’ll talk about that tomorrow. *sniffle.* I’m not nearly awake enough to handle an intelligent conversation about love and mortality and life and family and our place in the universe at the moment. *sniffle, snuffle.* I’ll just try to stop being an emotional wreck and prop my eyelids open long enough to pretend my life is a movie for a minute, ok? Ok. Last week, I:

So, last week, my life as a movie was “Can’t Buy Me Love”

Can't Buy Me Love movie poster

Β No, really. Because Patrick Dempsey’s character wishes for popularity more than anything; because he and Amanda Peterson’s character begin to truly trust each other and fall in love when they talk about poetry and because there’s, you know, this scene:

80s fashion and the original flash mob and the African Anteater Ritual … I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling more awake already. Happy Monday all!

love amb

19 thoughts on “My Life as a Movie Monday: Can’t Buy Me Love

  1. Why does this plot look oddly similar to Love Don’t Cost a Thing? What a disgusting ripoff! I hope Nick Cannon sues.

    On the other hand, the African Anteater Ritual is pretty badass.

  2. oh goodness, the ’80s. Crazy how these movies were so real to me–I took them seriously and at face value. And now they all seem so silly. Have you seen Hunk? And Loverboy was another silly Patrick D film. McDreamy indeed.

    Glad you enjoyed a good book this weekend and I wish you a speedy Monday. We’ve started spring break here (in calendar time, but not the weather so much) and I hope to sleep as much of it away as possible πŸ™‚

    • Yes! I know Loverboy!! When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that Patrick was able to make the transition from teen star to adult actor at all. That hair has taken him far! πŸ˜‰

      I hope your Spring Break is lovely and sleep-filled so far, my friend!

  3. “The Fault In Our Stars” was just devastating for me in the most wonderful way. I loved that book, and I’m pretty sure I read it in something like two sittings. I couldn’t put it down. I tried to read some of his other books, though, and I couldn’t get inot them.

    And, Mortal Instruments chat – time – I am officially on book three and am HOOKED. I freaked out at the end of the first book. You know what about. I literally was YELLING at my Nook because I was so upset, and everything I’d been rooting for (i.e. Jace and Clary) felt super gross. So, being me, I peeked ahead in the series and was relieved to see they were together in book 4. So…I’m assuming they aren’t brother and sister. Which makes me very happy. But, I loved the second book! I actually liked it a lot more than the first one. Not that I didn’t like the first book, but I was all about the second one. I finished it in one day. No joke. Um, you were right about Magnus Bane. He is hilarious and wonderful, and I find myself laughing out loud at his stuff pretty much every page. Also, Simon has grown on me. He’s less annoying now that he’s not a mundane.

    ANd…sorry for the massively long recap there. I’m so so excited about it all!!!!

    • Ahh ahhh AHHHH !!! We need to talk about this !!! I know, I KNOW – I was yelling at my eReader at the end of book one, too. And I like the series better as it goes along as well – book one was good, but in the later ones things just happen and the author doesn’t have to be so explain-y about it all. WAIT UNTIL YOU GET UNTIL BOOK FOUR YOU WILL DIE.

      Sorry, sorry, I know it’s early for all caps. But I’m so excited!! Simon definitely grew on me. He matures a lot and plays a more important role in the overall story than just “being there for Clary”, which I liked a lot. Alec grew on me, too. I felt like he spent most of the first couple of books sulking (although it turns out he had reason to) and then when he gets over himself a bit he’s just lovely.

      And I’m so happy that you understand the wonderful-ness that is Magnus Bane! I don’t know how the author was able to describe even his facial expressions in such a way as to make them sound so wonderful and believable and hilarious, but she did, and it’s like a super power. And he’s just snarky and wise and gorgeous and sad and I just … I can’t even.

      • I love the all-caps. Now I feel ready to whip out mine!!! But, ugh, I cannot wait for book 4. BUT, I also love the leadup to a romance. That’s the best part, in my opinion. And with Jace and Clary, you just KNOW it’s going to be good!

  4. I’m sending you a virtual hug to help get you through the day. That beautiful, terrible, wonderful, awful book!! It’s still stuck with me. *sigh*

    But the 80s dance moves are sure to help numb the pain…or at least distract from it for a bit. Right?

    Happy Monday, lovely! xo

    • ME TOO. I AM NOT OVER THIS BOOK AND DON’T THINK I WILL BE ANYTIME SOON. AT ALL. John Green climbed into my brain and just won’t leave and it’s terrible and wonderful, just like you say. xoxoxo

  5. Even if I’m a day late. You had me at, “Blaaaaaaaahhhrg.” What an uplifting word. πŸ˜‰

    I vaguely remember, “Can’t buy me love,” that dance scene was a trip down memory lane.

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