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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

That doesn't make me *less* of a man, does it?

To watch a chick flick (written by a well-known writer) about relationships, of all things, and to think, simultaneously:

"How depressing!"


"How beautiful!"

I've not been eating too much soy (with its vegetable estrogen) lately, have I?

I swear to Gawd I spent better than a quarter hour today talking about variations in 1911's with my father. (Have y'all met my father? Interesting guy. 4 decade L.E.O., history major, old Coooper Gunsite graduate, redneck liberal, intellectual, firearms afficianado, reloader, moderator, etc.)

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At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 9:29:00 AM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

If that chick-flick was "Terms of Endearment," you are to be absolved of accusations of excessive estrogen.

Your pop should blog. He totally rocks.

At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:48:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

It was not.

Would believe that I've never seen that movie, though I like the writer? Speaking of which, Dad is now not much of a McMurtry fan, because he feels that the man hates Texas.

Last Picture Show and Texasville could well help a man to believe that, I guess. I just this past year read Leaving Cheyenne, and was startled at the strength of the young McMurtry's words when describing Texas cattle country. There's a piece in there where he describes a picnic on a stock tank, plinking with a .22, that hit me so solidly between the eyes, I knew that my father's wrong, or at least partially so; McMurtry doesn't hate Texas. Or he didn't back in 1962.

But it is true; Dad's a good'n. Let's get him to fire up Gun/Historical/Storytelling blog. Seriously.

At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've met your Dad. I wish he was my uncle.

SWMBO grew up down the street from Mc.M's family. He's a weird cat. I buoght/read at one sitting the fourth book in the Thalia trilogy a couple of months ago. Kinda tied a lot of loose ends up on that, and it brought things to a nice close.

btw, SWMBO was an extra in TLPS. Sure caused an uproar around there way back when.
No, she wasn't in the swimming pool scene. That wasn't shot in AC.


At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 1:42:00 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

So what was the movie? Was the writer Nora Ephron? She has some good ones, like Sleepless in Seattle. I used to pride myself on never letting movies get to me (save Backdraft, which did get me a little misty when she took the flag at the funeral) but I seem to be turning into an old sap as I age.

Pay it Forward - buckets every time.

Ladder 49 - Waaaaahhhhh.

So what was the movie?

PS - you're entitled to a little emotion once in awhile. We won't tell anybody. I promise.

At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:24:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

I can't bear to admit it.

But I will say-- the author is famous, but not originally as an author. He also was in the movie.

At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 3:38:00 PM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

You're still a manly man, Big Guy -just comfortable with your feminine side.

You know, big and brawny but able to whip up a mean quiche and unafraid to wear pink. ;)

At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

like a gorilla suit?


At Thursday, July 26, 2007 12:14:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

I let my wife make the quiches-- she's a hell of a cook. But I eat 'em with gusto.

I really don't much care for pink. Never have. Not even on girls.


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