What is it about women?

My dearest Alys sent me a clip from a favorite movie – I haven’t even seen the movie yet but I cried at the clip’s ending. She said it’s one of her favorites and always makes her cry. Ask just about any woman her favorite movies and dollars to a donut, it’s the ones that made her cry. Men think it’s because we’re tender-headed, lol, but we know it’s because we’re tender-hearted. Emotional things don’t scare us because – well – once the hormones set in at puberty, we pretty much have soft spongy hearts. Little things make us cry. Big things make us cry. The stuff in the middle makes us cry. Folks living in Florida will remember Publix (supermarket) ads for Thanksgiving – they would make me cry! You know I had to get the Snowman and Wife salt and pepper shakers. Mrs. Snowman arrived a little cracked but that just seems appropriate…

This song is true, too.

Every ‘hen party’ turns into a discussion about husbands/boyfriends. Not a bashing, really, more like comparing notes on the level of craziness he displays; it’s no surprise to any adult that men and women react differently to the same event and that’s the sort of conversations we have amongst ourselves. We laugh; we try to outdo each other ( “If you think THAT’S bad, this is what he did when …. ” ). Here’s a little hint, gents – look at their eyes when they’re sharing this stuff; unmistakable love shining through. We love your lunacy even when it drives us nuts. Because you’re ours, our one and only.

34 Responses to What is it about women?

  1. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    No, it’s because women are tender-headed! 🙂 🙂

    What was the movie, by the way?

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    • audremyers says:

      “The Railway Children” – it’s one of Alys’ all time favorites. I have to see if I can find it on Prime, maybe.

      Laughing … Tina must be out of the room or she’d have made YOU tender-headed, lol!

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      • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

        No, she’s here! 🙂

        She’s a little stressed at the moment because I’m worrying about the car – the coolant level is fine, the engine is warm and yet the coolant level light is on. I’m just hoping I can get it to the garage without it conking out.

        The last film I watched which nearly made me cry (I try not to cry at all times) was Whale Rider. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. Being a girly girl, though, you’ll probably be in floods at the end. 🙂

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        • audremyers says:

          Well, 39 … you know what they say – “If it’s got testicles or tires, you’re gunna have trouble with it” (laughing out loud for real)

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      • Alys Williams says:

        The version of The Railway Children with Jenny Agutter from 1970 is the one to look for. She has the kind of voice that makes you think she is going to burst into tears at any time anyway. Before that film was made there was a black and white serial of The Railway Children on the BBC, I think she may have been in that too but I am not sure. Another film that always makes me howl is Ring Of Bright Water based on the book by Gavin Maxwell about an otter he adopted. Available on YT. Lots of pieces of music choke me up including In The Bleak Midwinter when sung by a good choir, the slow movements of many concertos ditto. Mostly of course women’s emotions are nearer the surface than men’s but my dad was soft hearted too.

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        • audremyers says:

          Thanks for giving 39 the full information!

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        • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

          I quite enjoyed The Railway Children but I’m programmed not to cry. I used to cry practically every day when I was a kid – one of the drawbacks of being in a destructive environment – but when I hit my twenties, the floods stopped. I think I’ve cried half a dozen times in 22 years and never at films, though on occasion, a film can choke me up. Strangely, the part in Harry Potter, when Hagrid gives Harry a photo album of his parents is usually one of those moments.

          I didn’t cry when I proposed to Tina and I won’t cry when we marry. Just one of those things I guess.

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  2. Nicholas says:

    I hope you have seen the film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility starring Emma Thompson at al.

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  3. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    Neo, looks like Kathy is going to publish my article on Kristi Noem. Hopefully, it goes up tomorrow but they get a lot of traffic so you never know when it’ll appear. Thanks for the clip on which I based the article. 🙂

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  4. audremyers says:

    39 – It’s true; I’ve stopped watching movies I previously enjoyed because of the left leaning people in them. Very narrow horizon right now.

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    • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

      Then this will really get your goat:

      I always found MacCauley Culkin an annoying little sweat stain with the acting talent of a dilapidated plank of wood but I quite enjoy Home Alone 1 and 2. What a stupid campaign but what I will say is that I have the original with Trump and his cameo is brilliant. From what I gather, the hotel he stayed in, in Home Alone 2, was one of Trump’s. They might remove Trump from that scene but it doesn’t negate the fact that much of that film is done at Trump’s Plaza Hotel. Maybe some leftist will pick up on it and they’ll just burn every copy! 🙂 🙂

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      • audremyers says:

        No offense to you or Lon, but I think the Home Alone movie is simply stupid. I watched it once and that was too often!

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        • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

          We’re suckers for Christmas movies, even the cheesy ones. Add to which, Home Alone 2 has 2 welcome additions – Donald Trump and Tim Curry. Culkin, though, is the lesser of his acting brothers, Rory and Kieran, who are much better.

          It does crack me up, knowing the majority of that film was done in a Trump hotel. Never let facts get in the way of a leftist campaign. :\

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  5. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    Nicholas, you should watch some of The Critical Drinker’s film and game reviews. They’re a lot of fun.

    When I’m feeling stressed, a couple of things really help me – chilled out music, like Neon Indian or Boards of Canada, or shooting things on console. Lining up half a dozen sticky bombs on a freeway, setting them off to mass explosions and getting in a gunfight with the police and Swat (GTA5) or blowing the heads off zombies (Resident Evil – any of them) is really, really relaxing. 🙂

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  6. audremyers says:

    39 – Tim Curry is sort of an underestimated actor, isn’t he? Of course he was great in Rocky Horror Picture Show, but he was good in The Hunt for Red October and in Stephen King’s It.

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    • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

      Under rated and undervalued, is our Tim Curry. He even cracks me up in the spoof, Loaded Weapon. He could have been great but he just wanted to have fun.

      Nicholas, here’s one of The Drinker’s vlogs. Audre, and everyone else, you may just enjoy it too. His opening had me laughing into my tea! 🙂

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      • Neo says:

        That is some damned fine analysis. I think.

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        • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

          He does a lot of good stuff. I thought I was going to get berated by Audre, for the amount of swearing in it, but she seems okay with it. 🙂

          In my reply to your other comment, I feel I should mention that it wasn’t the promotion of your site that forced a change in the article but that it was limited to comments with a niche group of people and wouldn’t engage everyone. Fair enough.

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        • Neo says:

          Yep, that is fair enough.

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  7. the unit says:

    I haven’t seen any of those movies. Trust you all’s interpretation. Wife has had several flat tires over the years. I did my duty and jacked up an took tire for patch or plug and reinstalled. Whole new set lately.
    She deflated my testosterone after a miscarriage, in 81, and then two kids in ’83 & ’86 and said enough is enough. I agreed.
    So here we are with a grand toddler and infant in ’21. We both in ’70’s(me kinda up there). Handling it fine. lol
    Love’em…and both tanner than me. Grandpa English, Ma Irish and east European something or another somewhere back. My grands got Central American in there, the tan from dad.
    Done with the testicular emphasis, got a farm jack for flats .
    Have jack will Travel. 😉 (And tow chain where needed) lol

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    • audremyers says:

      You weren’t upset by my little joke about testicles and tires, were you, Unit? It’s the reverse of what men say about women so it can go both ways.

      The thing I like to think about is how your second marriage has made up for the first one that was so painful for you. Congratulations on the new grand baby! What a joy for you and Mrs. Unit! Boy or girl???

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