Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The One Where I Discuss My Obsession Nora Ephron

I can remember the first time I saw You've Got Mail. I was probably in the 1st or 2nd grade and anytime I went over to my very best friend at the times house it would be a guarantee we would at some point between the Mary Kate and Ashley movie marathons take a break for some quality time with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. I was obsessed, the movie was perfect even in my 8 year old eyes. Years passed, I stopped being friends with that girl and I was gifted You've Got Mail for Christmas. Immediately I was once again entranced by those three words "You've Got Mail". Looking back, it's silly to think at such a young age I loved that movie, but I feel as if her movies are timeless. They could happen anytime and I wish sometimes they would happen to me. Eventually I went to college and one of the few things I gained from my freshmen roommate besides an addiction to anything Grey's Anatomy/Shonda Rhimes was an introduction to Ephron's other works, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Yes yes I know it took me forever to branch out and incidentally I saw Julie&Julia that same year (fate maybe?? jk). But really I may have a record for the number of times I've seen You've Got Mail and frequently quote it as I watch. So I thought what better way to share my love for Nora Ephron and what turned into a love for Meg Ryan then sharing some of my favorite quotes from the movies. Enjoy!

Let's start with my favorite You've Got Mail quotes and work our way down.

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms. "

Joe Fox: You know, sometimes I wonder...
Kathleen Kelly: What?
Joe Fox: Well... if I hadn't been Fox Books and you hadn't been The Shop Around the Corner, and you and I had just, well... met...
Kathleen Kelly: I know.
Joe Fox: Yeah. I would have asked for your number, and I wouldn't have been able to wait twenty-four hours before calling you and saying, "Hey, how about... oh, how about some coffee or, you know, drinks or dinner or a movie... for as long as we both shall live?"
Kathleen Kelly: Joe...
Joe Fox: And you and I would have never been at war. And the only thing we'd fight about would be which video to rent on a Saturday night.
Kathleen Kelly: Well, who fights about that?
Joe Fox: Well, some people. Not us.
Kathleen Kelly: We would never.
Joe Fox: If only.

 "What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you."

Now a few from When Harry Met Sally

"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

 Sally Albright: Well, if you must know, it was because he was very jealous, and I had these days of the week underpants.
Harry Burns: Ehhhh. I'm sorry. I need the judges ruling on this. "Days of the weeks underpants"?
Sally Albright: Yes. They had the days of the week on them, and I thought they were sort of funny. And then one day Sheldon says to me, "You never wear Sunday." It was all suspicious. Where was Sunday? Where had I left Sunday? And I told him, and he didn't believe me.
Harry Burns: What?
Sally Albright: They don't make Sunday.
Harry Burns: Why not?
Sally Albright: Because of God.

"I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

and the quote that inspired the name of my blog and probably my love for daisies

"Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower"

I don't know about all of you but my plans for the weekend include cuddling up in a blanket watching these two great movies. 


  1. Oh I loved Nora Ephron...what a beautiful post as a reflection of her life and achievements! Darling blog, happy I came across it!

    Happy Fourth!
    Twirling Clare

  2. I introduced my sister to When Harry Met Sally the other night. I'm not sure she appreciated it as much as she should have. She's never seen You've Got Mail either, but it's not on Netflix Instant so I can't watch it with her. :(


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