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Note to Self: Never Let Randy Pick the Movie

This was actually a pretty big weekend for me. You see, Sunday was my one year anniversary with Randy. Yep…365 days he’s put up with me…and by moving in together he’s proven that he’s willing to put in even more days.

Despite it being a significant milestone, we didn’t really do much. We’d originally discussed a weekend getaway, but decided against it since we’ve got stuff going on every weekend until mid-October (or possibly later). We also toyed with getting a flat-screen hi-def television for the bedroom, but decided against that because Randy is the King (or Queen) of deals and we didn’t find one at a spectacular enough price.

In the end, we decided to go to a factory outlet mall. So, off to Wrentham we went…and we both came back with only one tiny bag from one store.

Then, last night, we Rany started playing a movie he recording on his DV-R: The Last Kiss. Sure, it sounds like a romantic comedy. And it’s got that wacky Zach Braff in it. For those reasons, I suppose Randy thought it might be appropriate viewing for an anniversary. However, my recollection was that when it came out, there were concerns that this film could spoil Mr. Braff’s quirky/goofy image.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this film (I repeat: the film Randy selected for our anniversary viewing), Zach Braff’s 29 year-old architect has been dating a woman for 3 years. He gets her pregnant, freaks out, and proceeds to have sex with an undergrad he met. Meanwhile, one of his best friends dumps his wife (shortly after they had a baby), and Zach’s girlfriend’s parents split up (temporarily) because her mother also cheated on her husband.

Long story short…this film essentially screams “RELATIONSHIPS DON’T WORK.”

Probably not the best choice in movies to celebrate a one year relationship. At least we didn’t see this film as our first date.

(side note: the first film we went to see together was Shortbus…what does that say about us?).


  1. Comment by JC on September 10, 2007 10:19 am

    Ha! The first movie Bryan and I saw together was “Brokeback Mountain.”

  2. Comment by Mark on September 10, 2007 10:34 am

    It’s only been a year? Wow, poodle, you move fast…

  3. Comment by J.P. on September 10, 2007 7:01 pm

    OMG “Shortbus” is HOT HOT HOT. Now that is a first date movie. Congrats on a year!

  4. Comment by Dave Daniels on September 10, 2007 9:30 pm

    Congrats on the BIG ONE! Wow, seems like a lot longer. (I know, I’ve only known you for, like, two weeks, but still.)

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