Watching movies with the female of the species.

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  1. Steve Christou

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    Yesterday evening I made a futile attempt at watching a dvd I had just bought, 'Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within', but Sandra, my live-in tormentor decided I wasn't going to watch a CGI movie in peace if she can help it, so she proceeded to chat all thru the movie about her work day, her parents in Germany and the situation in Afghanistan, while I valiantly tried to concentrate on the movie.
    I tried to be nice I nodded and laughed at what I thought were humorous anecdotes and got a few thumps on the arm for my troubles.
    I had to pause the dvd a few times and stopped it altogether so we can watch 'Sex and the City'...
    Here is a rough idea on how she reacted when she saw what I was watching last night...
    "Steve whats this shit we're watching?"
    "Final Fantasy, look at the CGI, realistic isn't it?
    "I want to see something else"
    "Hey baby girl I just got this today, I really want to watch it"
    "But its shit, they don't look real"
    [Trying to concentrate on the movie]
    "My mother phoned today Stevo, she's thinking of coming to stay with us for the weekend"
    [Hoping she didnt say what he thinks she said]
    "But anyway my mothers afraid of travelling now"
    [Laughing out loud!]
    [Thump!]
    [Ow! Bitch!]
    [Thump! thump! thump!]
    [Sandra suddenly thrown across room]
    [The cat screeching]
    [Steve ducking behind sofa]
    And there you have a typical evening of movie watching at my house, and the pitfalls of having a young German girlfriend who doesn't have the same enthusiasm about movies as yours truly, but she more than makes up for this disappointment in other ways. [​IMG]
    ps. Today I sneakily watched some of the Final Fantasy extras while she was in the kitchen, watch out for the 'Thriller' easter egg its great, and I'll make another attempt at watching the movie at the weekend.
    Thanks for listening.
    Steve.
     
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    Hmmm, the last time I watched a movie with a girl, she interrupted the movie to...uh....oh, never mind, I won't go into detail! [​IMG]
    Of course, I didn't complain about that!
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    Ohh praise the lord! mine will quite happiliy sit through every dvd i have! and even force me to watch her dvd's with her! ohh i should be so lucky!
     
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    Steve;
    Your "live-in tormentor" sounds a lot like my dad. If he walks into a room while you're watching TV or a movie, he'll start talking to you, whether you want him to or not.
    Come to think of it, I do the same thing sometimes (but only during TV and not a movie). I guess I inhereted some bad habits from the old man.
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    Oh yeah. The joys of interruption. [​IMG]
    I had a roommate for 7 years, but live by myself now. He finally got married and moved out. I don't miss the constant movie interruptions by him, his fiancé, or his friends, but I do miss his fiancé coming over and cooking us dinner and cleaning my house while he and I were at work. I never asked her to do it, she just did because she was bored. I rarely saw her to thank her, so I finally got to where I would leave money and a note on the kitchen counter for her when I went to work. It kinda felt like I was paying for sex, only my roommate was the one getting the sex. [​IMG]
    But now it's just me around here and it's oh, so quiet. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.......nothing like it when you want to have a beer and watch a movie or the game is on. [​IMG]
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    Steve,this is when you say...here,take some money go get your self drunk and come home nekkid.Then you win...twice.You get to watch the movie and then you get [​IMG]
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    Got to love it. My girlfriend and I just went to see "Don't say a word" in the first 5 min she was asking me questions about the movie. How am I to know? I haven't seen this before either. [​IMG] ahhh well, got to love 'em.
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    Alright, I know all the other guys here are thinking it but won't post it, I'll take one for the team.
     
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    My favorite is "I dont understand whats going on" or "I didnt hear that, what did he/she say?".
    The ex used to rest her head on my chest and if I played with her hair, she kept pretty quiet.She would always pick the wrong time to ask me to pause it so she could go pee though.
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    Sandra can be quirky, usually if I choose a film to watch than she gets grumpy and looks for reasons to hate it, but if she picks the movie than its ok, it must be a good movie.
    Occasionally we do find a movie that we both enjoy a great deal, we both liked Shrek for instance, but Final Fantasy was sadly not her cup of tea, and she got a bit pissed off that I left it on instead of switching off and watching something else like erm 'American Pie' or 'Road Trip' which I've been forced to sit thru about 6 or 7 times each, oh the humanity! [​IMG]
    The only time I don't mind her interrupting a movie is when she's lying down half naked on the sofa, you know just wearing tiny white panties and socks, suddenly I lose track of the movie I'm watching, and I can tell her mind is clearly on other things (German politics maybe?), and than I find my mind is on other things too (mmmmm beer...) [​IMG]
    Previously heard in Steve's abode...
    "Steve whats this shit you're watching now"
    "erm its JFK baby"
    "Come on Stevo tell me"
    "JFK!!"
    "Fuck you!"
    "erm riiiight"
    "Can we watch Road Pie again?"
    "?"
     
  16. Steve Christou

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    Ron, more pix of Sandra on this forum? hmmmm I have a nice pic of her sitting on the toilet drunk, laughing her ass off, if anyone wants to see it... [​IMG]
     
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    Ooh! Ooh! Me! Me!
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  18. Steve Christou

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    Joel, stop making those monkey noises, the pic is being prepared, what size do you want it? And do you want it in smellorama to capture the rich aroma of the moment?
    I also have a pic of myself upside-down half dead at the bottom of the stairs, you can just about make out Sandra laughing and pointing at my dormant body, and I was wearing my best toga too, anyone want it? [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Steve Christou on October 24, 2001 at 06:54 PM]
     
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    Steve, I'll take both thanks with both English and German captions. Ta.
     
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