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43 Thoughts I Had While Watching Love Actually

The title of this piece really should be “43 Thoughts I Had While Watching Love Actually  Single and Alone with a Bottle of Wine on Valentine’s Day” but that would probably be a little much for some people.

Regardless, that was the scene in my apartment this February 14th when I found myself knee-deep in chocolate, tissues, and Pinot Noir. But before you feel sorry for me, you should know that I kind of had the time of my life. A lover of all things rom-com and an introvert to the core, a day spent marathon-watching the classics and ordering take-out was just what the doctor ordered.

First up for the night? Love Actually. So grab a glass of wine and prepare to venture into the weird and random corners of my mind.

  1. “Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think of the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport.” Best opening line ever? Quite possibly. Oh, Hugh.
  2. “I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes …” Me, when I’ve had too much wine.
  3. “There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?” Forget Hamilton, I really need to see this version of The Nativity play.
  4. Things I would not be doing if I was in love with my BFF’s wife: coordinating a special concert at their wedding.
  5. Nancy the Cook, you have absolutely no sense of humor. Or humour.
  6. “American girls would dig me with my cute British accent.” Truer words have never been spoken.
  7. “I said ‘over my dead body’ and she said, ‘No, over mine.'” Well, this just took a dark turn.
  8. Is it normal to be crying 10 minutes in? I blame the wine.
  9. “How long have you been in love with Carl?” UM ONLY SINCE THE MOMENT HE CAME ON SCREEN? #hellocarl
  10. “When I was young and successful, I was greedy and foolish and now I’m left with no one. Wrinkled and alone.” Hear that, Kanye? #teamtay
  11. I would totally buy Billy Macks’ “festering turd of a record” though.
  12. I’m pretty sure all this assistant has to do is plan the Christmas party, play terrible music at her desk, and sexually harass her married boss.

    Image Source: IMDB
    Image Source: IMDB
  13. “Get a grip, people hate sissies.” Remind me never to ask this woman to comfort me after the death of my non-existent spouse.
  14. I find it mildly disturbing how unaffected this little kid is about his mother’s death. Come on, Sam!
  15. Sweet Jesus this scene where Carl comes out of his office and says, “Goodnight, Sara.” I can’t. I’m too single for this.
  16. Oh Alan Rickman, how I miss you.

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    Image Source: Amy Stanford/Love Actually
  17. “Full of corners, for doing dark deeds.” Oh no she didn’t! Yes, she totally did.
  18. Can I have a vacation home in Portugal to run to every time a guy breaks up with me? Preferably with a good-looking manservant? K thanks.
  19. Oh man. This press conference when Hugh stands up for his country except it’s really for Natalie. I can’t. My ovaries. I can’t.
  20. “I can’t believe you still listen to Joni Mitchell.” Does anyone ever STOP listening to Joni Mitchell?!
  21. Current mood:

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    Image Source: Amy Stanford/Love Actually
  22. “It’s my favorite time of day, driving you. … It’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you.” I CAN’T MY HEART.
  23. “Probably taped over it.” YOU DIDN’T TAPE OVER IT YOU LOVE HER

    Image Source: IMDB
    Image Source: IMDB
  24. “It’s a self-preservation thing, you see.” [curls up into the fetal position, bawling]
  25. DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE NATALIE, HUGH! DON’T YOU DO IT!
  26. “We need Kate and we need Leo and we need them now.” Um if you want to die of a broken heart on your couch, sure.

    Image Source: IMDB
    Image Source: IMDB
  27. Can I be Prime Minister of England? Not for the responsibilities, just the house. Love that house.
  28. Whoever wrote this score is a bloody genius. Yes, one hour in and I’m now British. Deal with it.
  29. I wish my bedroom was hot-guy ready by just shoving some clothes behind a pillow.
  30. Call me a terrible person but if my phone rings while I’m hooking up with Rodrigo freaking Santoro I am NOT picking it up.
  31. MR. BEAN I LOVE YOU.

    Image Source: IMDB
    Image Source: IMDB
  32. “This is so much more than a bag.” Dude it looks like a bag to me.
  33. OK I’m just going to say it. That necklace is really ugly.
  34. “We can’t even afford pajamas.” How poor are these girls exactly?
  35. GUYS I REALLY DON’T KNOW LOVE AT ALL.
  36. Man, Colin Firth learned Portugese fast.
  37. No, you’re perfect.

    Image Source: IMDB
    Image Source: IMDB
  38. Someone take me to the dodgy end of Wadsworth STAT.
  39. Is it the wine talking or does this 12-year-old sound exactly like Mariah Carey?
  40. My God, my cat is good-looking.

    Image Source: Amy Stanford
    Image Source: Amy Stanford
  41. But yes, back to the movie.
  42. Aurelia’s sister needs her own spin-off like right now.
  43. Can someone who doesn’t even speak my native language fall in love with me? I feel like that would probably work best.

OK kids, that’s all I’ve got. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more of my #WineandWatch posts right here

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