Hello and happy Friday, all! This week has been crazy for me. I’m terribly sorry for not keeping up with all the posts that have been going up from all my fellow bloggers out there. I feel like the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo.*
*Beware, this post is funny and full of quotes (even though Game of Thrones doesn’t have anything to do with The Princess Bride).
I promise to get back on top of reading all your wonderful posts this week, now that some of the crazy has died down. Mostly because I have a new job! Yay me! I have been with the same company for almost ten years (since high school!) and was looking for a change. It is a company similar to Dread Pirate Roberts, who never left captives alive. I’m nervous about the change but also very excited.
I chose The Princess Bride for my recommendation tonight because I feel like Westley is a pretty good role model for upward movement. He started as a lowly stableboy and then worked his way up to the new Dread Pirate Roberts. He’s a true testament that hard work and dedication go a long way. That, and this movie teaches a valuable life lesson about classic blunders—the most famous of which is, “Never get involved in a land war in Asia”—but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line”!
For those of you who haven’t seen it (Inconceivable!), The Princess Bride is about a young boy who has to stay home from school because he is sick and his grandfather comes over to read to him while he’s in bed. The story he reads him is of a beautiful young girl named Buttercup (Robin Wright) who falls in love with a stableboy named Westley (Cary Elwes). When he goes off to prove himself, Buttercup becomes betrothed to the maniacal Prince Humperdinck. Then, Buttercup is kidnapped to start a war and Westley sets out to rescue her.
This movie is a hilarious fantasy adventure that is so genuine and clever, everyone needs to watch it at least once. There are so many interesting characters and some truly wonderful moments. Also, it teaches us about mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.
Give it a watch. You owe it to yourself. You’re in for a lot of fun… you might even love it. And, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that.