I have a friend who has a similar favourite romantic comedy as me. We both love “You’ve Got Mail”. Actually, we’re both Nora Ephron fans in general. But we love “You’ve Got Mail”. A while back, we’d gotten together to watch the movie and ended up just quoting the entire thing the whole way through and giggling and sighing like school girls! It was awesome.
While I was in Tulsa last year, in the Fall (update coming soon), she’d tried to send me a little gift! It somehow never came through. Last night I had a lovely time with some friends here in Los Angeles. We ate yummy food and watched a movie. Our hostess had rented two movies, “Get Smart” and “Kung Fu Panda” and we were trying to decide which one to watch when my friend showed up…
She showed up with that little gift for me. They were little “happy birthday” pencils, all sharpened, and wrapped in tissue paper. I looked at them and thought, “How cute!” And she waited… And then it hit me! A bouquet of newly sharpened pencils!
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address..”
…says Joe Fox to Kathleen Kelly in an email when they first start emailing at the beginning of the film.
So that got us girls talking about romantic comedies for a long time, listing our favourites, and laughing and giggling about screen kisses, comparing versions (“Pride & Prejudice”)… And in that conversation, “The Wedding Singer” came up. So our hostess said, “I’ve actually got ‘The Wedding Singer’!” And that is what we watched. She’d rented an action and an animation, and we ended up watching “The Wedding Singer”.
…all because of some silly sharpened pencils.