Most of my life has been spent in this area, I am unapologetically southern. I don’t wear white shoes after Labor Day or before Easter. I think cheese straws should be served at showers and weddings, I don’t go into the pool room, my hot dogs are ordered from the window, I suffer from allergies and one of my favorite movies is Steel Magnolia’s. My name is Melanie, how southern is that? I apologize for none of these things.
When I am sick, there are things that are a must, some dranks (for those of you that don’t know, that means non alcoholic carbonated beverage) the TV remote, old movies, and homemade chicken soup. My favorite movies are on VHS, I can use a VCR, it is simple. Turn it on, pop the movie in and hit play.
Recently I was in the throes of an allergy attack and after a conversation with my daughter and a few quotes from one of our favorite movies, I decided that now would be a good time to sit down and watch this movie. So looking in the den, the bedroom and even the attic, my movie was located, how it made its way to the downstairs closet is a mystery. I went to the only VCR in this house turned it on and popped in my movie. I was ready with my dranks and tissues, because I cry every time Julia Roberts dies, of course laughter follows. Who wouldn’t want to take a whack at Ouiser? I was sick and this might make me feel better, but the VCR spit my tape out. In disbelief, I tried to push it back in, but something was wrong, pulling the movie out, there was resistance. No! This can’t be happening, it ate my tape!
My mind was racing, what will I do now? I can’t use that DVD player; my husband has it set up in a way that requires codes and a secret dance. I need simplicity and 1 remote control. Perhaps it is time to learn how to use this DVD thing. Another option is to just call Katie and talk to her. She makes me laugh, and we can quote our favorite parts of the movie. That is more fun than watching a movie, and then there will not be a need to learn this DVD thing!