Romantic comedies are my favorite! So when my honey gifted me a selection of romantic comedy DVDs one Valentine’s Day some years back, I was thrilled. (To read a related Valentine’s Day post that gives an overview of Leap Year, visit Love is in the Air.)
But the best part?
As I poured over the pile of romantic comedies in the gift box, my honey uttered those four little words I was dying to hear.
“Watch one with me?” he asked.
I held one of my favorite titles that he’d refused to watch whenever I’d suggested it. “Even this one?” I teased.
He smiled. “Sure.”
I squinted at him. “Who are you and what have you done with my husband?”
He shrugged as if to reassure me it was a non-issue.
Moving closer, I asked, “You do know what movie this is?” In an effort to jog his obvious memory lapse, I read the title and quoted him. “As appealing as watching hair grow, and—”
“And as painful as pulling it out.” He nodded. “Yeah, I remember. Why don’t you get the movie set up while I pour the wine?”
Now that is love…
“Okay,” I mumbled, shaking my head. The guy hated shopping but he’d trekked to the video store, scanned titles and picked ones I liked best, then stood in line and paid for them. He could’ve passed over those two titles he abhorred, but he hadn’t.
And I’d thought that after twenty-five years together, he couldn’t surprise me anymore. Slowly, I slid my selected DVD into the player.
“Ready?” My honey handed me a glass of Malbec.
I smiled, lifting the drink in a toast. “To you, the man willing to suffer emotional hardship for my viewing pleasure.”
He laughed. “It won’t be that bad.”
“No, it won’t.” I agreed, and handed over the remote—a symbol of power in our household.
He clicked Play, then hugged me close at the first strains of the movie’s soundtrack. “Love Actually?” He gazed at me. “Great movie, but we just watched this one a few weeks ago. Why’d you change your mind? You haven’t seen the other one in over a year. I bought it because I knew you’d be so excited to finally see it.”
I shrugged. “You really like this one. I can watch the other one another time, whenever I want, because of you.”
Yeah, love can be funny that way.
JOLYSE’s Favorite (movie) Romantic Comedies
When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, French Kiss, The Holiday, Love Actually, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Wedding Date, Thirteen Going on Thirty, Just Like Heaven, Maid in Manhattan, Overboard, Roxanne, Sleepless in Seattle, Hope Floats, While You Were Sleeping, The Wedding Singer, The Ugly Truth, Enchanted, The Proposal, Definitely Maybe, Made of Honor, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Sweet Home Alabama, and Leap Year.
Romantic Comedies ‘LOVE CAN BE FUNNY’ Giveaway
Now it’s your turn. Share your favorite romantic comedy OR a funny or heartwarming story about love to be entered into my “Love Can Be Funny” giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $5 Amazon Gift Card. (Winner will be announced Saturday, February 13th.)