I had a dream last night, and it was a real Whoppler.
Wait for it.
In the dream, I was talking with friends I worked with back in the day in Lexington, Kentucky.
We’re talking over 20 years ago.
I can only assume that the NCAA tourney earlier this week has brought that time in my life to the forefront of my brain. But we weren’t talking about the Wildcats. No, we were all upset that we couldn’t find Whooplers in the local stores.
Not Whoopers, which is what I think we meant. Whooplers.
Even while the dream was taking place, I was thinking in the back of my mind…
“Don’t we really mean Whoopers?
But I couldn’t seem to express it.
So I woke up this morning with Whoppers on the brain. I hope I can find them in the local theatre. (That’s the only place I ever eat them.)
And I hope my Lexington friend Paul Fast is doing well. Because I dreamed about him last night.
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Is there ever too much of a good thing?
I say ‘yes’ when it comes to food. I’ve definitely eaten too many Cheetos in one sitting, and they are pretty much my favorite thing in the world. Same goes with candy. Too many Hot Tamales or Milk Duds or Whoppers at one time, and it can turn me off of them for, gosh, almost a week.
And I think we all know that too much of the demon brew can turn on you with painful results in less than 24 hours.
But can you ever watch a really good movie too many times?
I say a loud, resounding ‘no.’
And I’m not talking about the often dark, depressing Oscar winners. Films like “Million Dollar Baby” and “The English Patient” — while very deserving of the award — are just too painful to sit through the second time around.
No, I mean the “B level” films — the ones made without awards in mind. They simply entertain the audience with a great story…those films I can watch again and again and again.
And I have.
This morning, for instance, I watched “The Rookie” with Dennis Quaid for the umpteenth time…and cried for the umpteenth time. I have “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice” (the Knightley/MacFadyen version) saved on my DVR for lunch time viewing. I can watch “Just Friends,” “Notting Hill,” “The Namesake,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Elf” — just to name a few — time and time again, and they just keep getting better.
And no hangover — bonus.
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