I have always been an indoor person. An ideal day would be inside four walls, sipping caffeine, reading or watching movies. No matter how hard I try, I never feel joy in stepping outside my door step and spend time in crowd.
And much to my tremendous luck, I have my other half who is the mirror to my this social awkwardness. So be it our birthdays, anniversaries, valentines or any you-need-to-get-out-and-party day, we prefer settling our asses on our couch and watch movies and television series.
The first movie we went to, as a couple was Taken-2. As much mild and non-violent we both are, we like violent, bloody (in literal sense), R-rated, guns, axes, bullets, bazooka and bomb movies. We find odd pleasure in it. We worship the movie Inglorious Basterds and Jules Winnfield is our bad-ass icon.
So, every time when I unexpectedly land up on an article or go through social media, where I learn that couple should have some light leisurely time watching romantic movies or have a candle light dinner, I feel the need to do something couple-y just so that we don't turn out to be Mickey and Mallory some day.
So we decided to watch either a rom-com or a classic love story this weekend. Most of the good ones were already watched, so I consulted Mr. Google and decided on "Before Sunrise"
P.S. Before Sunrise is a beautiful love story where two strangers meet on a train to Paris and decide to spend a day in Vienna before they depart and never see each other again. (something very similar to our story).
Ethan Hawke (Jesse) strikes up a conversation with Julie Delpy (Celine) on the train, asking if she understands what the fellow passengers (a German couple) were arguing about.
Me: "He must be evil. He is so suspicious. I think he would turn out to be a drug dealer, framing Celine."
a few minutes later....
The couple consult some locals in Vienna asking what places were worth visiting.
Me: "Wait! Is he Quentin Tarantino? These two are gonna chase the shit out of them!"
Hubby: "No, I think they are going to put up some funny act in the end."
some more minutes later...
The couple crosses path with a palm reader who tells them beautifully and metaphorically that they both are stardust and they shouldn't forget that, while walking backwards on the road.
Hubby: "Whoah! I think a bus is gonna crush her bammmmm!!" (that didn't happen, of course)
We both stared at each other, switched off the movie, finding ourselves totally incapable of watching a simple movie with no evil or thrill.
We savored a bloody episode of Dexter and went off to bed!