Sunday I was invited to a birthday brunch at the super tasty Lot 2. While sipping my uber-classy mixed-berry bellini and ignoring the “what defines a monster” debate my husband was having with the brunch bunch, I casually mentioned to my friend Michelle (who is married to Joe, one of the two headed nerds) that I was excited to see Looper, the new time traveling Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie.
When I uttered the words ‘time travel’ that instantly caught the attention of my husband, who stopped his “time-displaced dinosaurs are absolutely monsters” (the [email protected]$k?!) tirade to turn and address me.
Totally off topic side-note here, do you all watch the television show Once Upon A Time? It is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen, everyone wears leather pants and I think I love it, plus Sark from Alias has a role, so by default it’s awesome. Now back to my blog…
My husband mentioned that I should write a blog to let everyone know that this is the first time I had voluntarily agreed to see a movie with a time-travel theme. WOAH!! I immediately threw my hand up for his face to talk to.
“SILENCE HUSBAND! I love time traveling movies.”
“Really!” He responded in disbelief. Obviously I had to get that smug look of his face so I began, challenge accepted Baumer (his nickname, that he absolutely hates so that means you all have to use it repeatedly).
Without further ado, here are the time traveling movies I listed for him, that not only did I see on my own free will, but very much enjoyed.
1. Hot Tub Time Machine – First, it stars John Cusack so I’m in and second, it is about A FREAKING HOT TUB TIME MACHINE. I mean, come on!
2. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – Not only is this Keanu Reeves greatest role (in my opinion), but they get to time travel in a phone booth with GEORGE CARLIN and Joan of Arc and Abe Lincoln. By the way, why is this not on Netflix instant watch? I’ve been drinking margarita’s and watching 80’s movies for more than a year waiting for this one.
3. Back to the Future – Doc Brown, a time traveling Delorean, Michael J. Fox, Huey Lewis and the News, making out with your mom at her prom. You have a black heart if you don’t love this one.
Now he argues that those, with the exception of Back to the Future which he loves, are not legit time traveling films. WHAT?! Hot Tub Time Machine has TIME MACHINE in the damn title for shit’s sake. Bill & Ted had an excellent adventure GOING BACK IN TIME KIDNAPPING SO-CRATES and PEEPS. So Back to the Future we can agree on but I think it’s because of our mutual love of Michael J. Fox and his intense love of Huey Lewis and the News (specifically the Sports album* Girl Meets Nerd Editor Matt).
Before I wrap it up, I do promise next week to continue my adventure into my husband’s Spotify and not to go to brunch, have afternoon cocktails, watch 10 episodes of Once Upon A Time, or go to a movie. So next week Two-Headed Nerd loyalists, part 2, but this time travel business had to be addressed. By the way, Matt cried twice during Looper. I thought it was pretty good but could have used a hot tub time machine.
Kacie Baum is a professional partier, mother of two pugs, and the wife of Matt Baum. She tolerates the constant presence of the Two-Headed Nerd in her home each week. She did not write this bio. Pre-THN entries of Girl Meets Nerd can be found here.