Wafer Thin Ice
April 20th, 2010
I have a problem. That is the first step admitting you have a problem. My problem is that I grew up on movies. I am the second of five children, which is a blessing I cannot describe. However, the down side to that is that we never went out much when we were children. Instead, we watched movies at home as a family. Consequently, for anything, and I mean anything, Kate says I have some movie quote I can throw at her. Most are from some of my favorite movies: Meatballs, Indiana Jones, Undercover Blues, most Jim Carrey movies, etc. These movies, and many many many others are quoted incessantly by me and my family to the dismay of my wife and any other ‘married-ins.’ One movie that gets quoted a lot is, yep, you guessed it, ‘The Three Musketeers.’ Several stand out:
‘Drat, I was trying to hit Rochefort.’
This line is always followed by, ‘Rochefort. Isn’t that a smelly kind of cheese.’
‘Come D’Artagnan, we’re saving the king.’
‘This sash was a gift to me from the Queen of America.’
You do notice all of these quotes are said by none other than Porthos. For the next five months I am going to have to use every ounce of energy in an attempt to not quote these lines every day. If I do I have been told I will suffer a fate that would make the devil look like a three legged puppy (which, as you know, is really no threat at all). Wish me luck.
‘Aha, the Cardinal’s sacred snack chamber.’ See, I just can’t help myself.