I've posted about it on Theater Thursday and I posted about why it's not just a movie.When I first moved to California, I started watching the movie more often than I had before. The movie sort of became my go to comfort. It always made me feel better when I was watching it. I'd come home after a long day at work to an empty house, eat some dinner and put on the movie. I loved the story and it just made me feel better.
When Beezy and I first started dating, one night we were trying to figure out what movie to watch. I told him let's see what is already in the dvd player and watch it. Guess what movie it was? Romancing the Stone.
He had never seen it.
That settled it. We had to watch it. We cued up the movie and that's when I realized I was living my own real life version of Romancing the Stone.
- Joan (Kathleen Turner) writes romance novels. I write a blog.
- Joan has a miniature liquor bottle collection. I have a miniature liquor bottle collection too!
- Joan was single and believed the man of her dreams was out there. Amen sister, me too! He's out there.
- Joan has to leave everything and go to another country. I left everyone I knew and went to the other side of the country.
- Joan has a cat named Romeo. I have a cat named Tesco.
Joan has written tons of romantic novels that feature a guy whom she'd love to meet in real life. In her books his name is Jessie.
I don't know how but I had forgot that this was her fictional hero's name. Guess what Beezy's real middle name is... Jessie. I couldn't believe it! How coincidental was this?! So what happens when she meets her real life hero? They didn't exactly hit it off at first. Beezy and I were just friends in the beginning.
During their time in the movie together Joan and Jack (Michael Douglas) have to go through a lot together but they become stronger. They become a team. I've learned that I have become stronger over time. Emotionally stronger. Mentally stronger. I know that I can do whatever I set my mind to. Now with Beezy in my life I feel even stronger. He feels stronger. We're become a team. We've become our version of Joan and Jack T Colton.
And that's how I'm living my real life romancing the stone. I'm loving every minute of it.