movie magic?

If Mr. Hope were to write a memoir of our infertility journey, he says he’d title it How Patrick Swayze Got My Wife Pregnant.

Caught your interest?

Dirty Dancing is the movie of my adolescence.  I loved that movie, and when I say loved, I mean it.  I never got to see it in the theater (my parents wouldn’t have agreed to the title alone), but my brother taped it on HBO (oh, the irony of having HBO at home despite having strict parental control over most television) and I literally watched it every single week day one summer – probably when I was 13 or so.

Later, I owned the movie on VHS.

The twentieth anniversary of Dirty Dancing was in 2007, and it played one night in the theater here: May 2.  The day I wrote one of the (few) posts that still moves me to tears, the day I “should” have still been on bedrest.  I “snuck” out for an evening at the movie theater.  It was rainy and cool, and my accomplice (not Mr. Hope) offered to drop me at the door so I wouldn’t have to exert myself too much.  It was the first time I’d even so much as contemplated violating the bed-rest rules (which have since changed a little).

And I got pregnant.

Which started the silly tradition of always watching Johnny Castle and Baby fall in love one day post transfer (and often more).  Clearly, it didn’t work.  Maybe the movie theater holds some magic that my TV doesn’t.

Dirty Dancing is playing locally on the big screen for two shows.  I’m going.  Maybe even to both.

And, though I won’t be 1dp3dt, I’ll be thinking about the time I was.  And, if I’m telling the truth – completely ridiculous though it may be, I’ll be hoping for more movie magic to make the impossible possible.

~ by Larisa on February 8, 2011.

4 Responses to “movie magic?”

  1. I love LOVE LOVED Dirty Dancing! I actually STILL love it. And I never saw it in the theaters either – instead my best friend next door and I watched the VHS tape every day when I was 12 or 13 too. 🙂

    You know, I keep holding out hope for the impossible for you too. Literally, whenever I think of my blogger friends, I think of you and put the hope that you get surprised into the universe. I don’t think it’s silly at all. Anything’s possible, right?


  2. I didn’t much like that movie. But there are other teen movies which I loved.

    It’s funny, I’ve been trying to figure out what I was doing when our cycle with Linnea worked. Or what was different then.

    Would be nice if movie magic worked.

  3. A fave! That & Chinese food, right? Come on fortune cookies- send some luck your way!

  4. Oh man. You know my love for the movie–I’ll be there with you probably making a fool of my mid-thirties self being transported back to the 8th grade, egads.

    I went and re-read your Stay post. I say re-read because it is one I most definitely remember as standing out from the first time I read your blog cover to cover, and I think you had just had BabyHope when I ‘met’ you online. I’m so, so glad she stayed.

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