Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday 9

Love Story

1) The very popular tagline for this movie is, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Here's your chance to rewrite it. "Love means _____________________." Love means being present. Today everyone seems to be multi-tasking all the time. You should focus on the ones you love.

2) The movie was famous for a montage of the lovers frolicking in the snow. Do you enjoy sledding, skating, skiing, snowball fights, snowmen, etc.? Or do you just want spring to hurry up and get here? I'm not against winter. It's just that this one has been so meh. If we aren't going to have crisp, bright days with lots of shiny white snow, then I want spring.

3) In the movie, Oliver asks his father for $5,000. The money is required for wife Jenny's hospital treatment, but Oliver is too proud to tell his father why he needs it. Adjusted for inflation, $5,000 in 1970 is $30,000 today. How much would you be willing to lend a friend or family member without knowing the reason? For me the amount wouldn't depend on the reason. I'd decide based on the borrower's ability to pay it back ... and how long I could comfortably do without it. I wouldn't feel right about charging a friend interest, and I'm not a wealthy woman. Now that I think about it, I'd rather give a smaller gift than a larger loan. That would be easier for me and the friendship.

4) In the movie, Jenny is the daughter of a baker who owns a little shop in Cranston, Rhode Island. Think of the last baked goods you consumed. Were they home made? Did you buy them from a bakery, the grocery store, or a coffee shop, like Starbucks? Yesterday I had a slice of cake in the office cafeteria.

5) In 1970, when the movie was first released, California's First Lady Nancy Reagan said she liked it but was upset to hear Ali MacGraw's character swear. What's the curse word you use most often? (Feel free to spell it with *'s, in case Nancy Reagan stops by Sat. 9). I use the word "fuck" a lot because it's so versatile.

6) Now 75, Ali MacGraw has let her famous hair go gray. She says she's glad to "look like a grown up." Do you feel your age? Or older or younger than your years? I can't believe I'm as old as I am. Some days my body reminds me of the fact.

7) MacGraw and her Love Story co-star Ryan O'Neal are currently on tour in the play, Love Letters, and they're drawing big crowds of fans who remember them in their famous film. Tell us of another movie couple you felt had romantic chemistry. Myrna Loy and William Powell. They were delightful, elegant and made marriage so sexy as Nick and Nora in The Thin Man series.


8) Red is the signature color of Valentine's Day. Are you wearing red right now? Nope. I'm wearing a lilac nightshirt.

9) Because Valentine's Day is such a big day for chocolate ... would you prefer a large, solid milk chocolate heart or a small box of four assorted chocolates? I'd like the assortment, please.