Saturday, August 7, 2010


My hubby and I are celebrating our 11th anniversary today. It has me pondering what makes a great couple.

Thinking about great couples of fiction (any medium), I've come up with a starter list:

Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) - my personal fave

Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind) - not a happy ending, but hot stuff

Romeo and Juliet - duh

Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood - I don't even remember the names of the other two gals. Too bad Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn't great.

Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court (Say Anything) - such a real depiction of first love

Han Solo and Princess Leah (Star Wars) - ok, so I have a Harrison Ford thing

and so on...

Feel free to add on if you are inspired.

Finally, I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes about love - from the movie Moonstruck:

Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice - it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and *die*. The storybooks are (BS). Now I want you to come upstairs with me and *get* in my bed!


  1. Happy Anniversary, Linda!!

    Great couples in fiction huh? Well, I personally love All of the ones you mentioned and Keith and Watts in "Somekind of Wonderful" and Bob and Grace in "Return to Me." The Drover and Misses Boss in "Australia"

    There are sooo many great couples in literature that it's hard to even begin. Mr. Knightley and Emma would be on the list though and Robin Hood and Marian.

  2. Personally, I can't stand Emma. I enjoyed the movie, but the book was painful.

    I played the drums because of Some Kind of Wonderful. I was a tomboy as a kid.

    I'll stew on some more.

  3. Thanks for the anniversary wishes. It was so nice to have a date with the hubby today and put a positive end on the week. We saw Inception. It is SO good.