Monday, July 30, 2007

A phone conversation with Mom

Mom: Les, I need your help.

Me: What's up?

Mom: I think I discovered the source of my sleeping problems. I think I have so much trouble falling asleep because I'm afraid I'll have sad dreams.

Me: So how do you want me to help?

Mom: Well, I thought that if I could find a way to trick myself into thinking that I was already sad I would be able to fall asleep because I wouldn't be afraid of having sad dreams.

Me: So you want me to....?

Mom: Tell me the names of the most gut-wrenchingly sad movies you can think of and I'll watch one every night before I go to bed.


Folks, I am not making this up. I love my family.


Bo said...

I nominate Apocalypse Now, Sophie's Choice, and The Great Santini.

Oh, and Encino Man.

lesley said...

Good pics, Bo. My recommendations to her were Sophie's Choice, Terms of Endearment, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Steel Magnolias.

You can't top Encino Man, though. If any movie were to make you rip your own intestines out, that would be the one.

Loops O'Fury said...

lol Encino Man.

Poor mom. How about Cinema Paradiso? It's really more bittersweet than outright sad, but it has the added bonus of being sooper long, so she's bound to pass out by the end of it.

Jen said...

Beaches. Makes a girl cry every time.

Jeremy said...

"lol Encino Man."

Guffaw... seriously!! The Sweet Hereafter is a total downer. It's based a book by the same name.

Jeremy said...

Oh, and guffawing at Loops' comment, not the movie. Downer. Fo shiz.

Hedy De Vine said...

Shindler's List?

Jen said...

I forgot! The Way We Were!