Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Was Mad About You, Then She Found Me

People like the sexual innuendo and connotations that get created with the strangely common game of opening a fortune cookie and adding the phrase "in bed" (or sometimes "between the sheets" to the fortune. (Example: "You Will Find Great Happiness When You Try Harder [in bed]")

Well, this upcoming May, Helen Hunt's indie-film Then She Found Me comes out (Picked up by ThinkFilms and winner of the Audience Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival). Now, when I say it's Helen Hunt's film...I mean it. Hunt is the director, star, one of the writers, and one of the producers.

Based on a the novel (Then She Found Me) by Elinor Lipman, it tells the seemingly depressing story of a school teacher who's husband leaves her, adoptive step mother dies, and she starts to date one of her student's parents.

Yet, the title "Then She Found Me," some how entertains me. (I think it might have to do with the main character's (Helen Hunt) talk show host birth mother reappearing in her life). It entertains me though because "Then She Found Me" seems like something you'd end to random past tense sentences, especially one's that begin with I.

- I had the best day of my life, then she found me.
- I did yoga last night, then she found me.
- I was running late this morning, than she found me.
- I went to sleep early, then she found me.
- I lost my mind, then she found me.
- I ran over my neighbors dog, then she found me.
- I ate all the ice cream, then she found me.
- I went on vacation, then she found me.
- I helped an old lady across the road, then she found me.

And while these may not quiet be as humorous as "in bed" fortune cookies, I will note that for each of the sentences above I simply asked my wife (not knowing what I was posting) to say a past tense phrase that started with the word I.

Feel free to come up with your own "then she found me" sentence.

7 comments:

Jeff Reed said...

I'm actually curious how your "she" feels after reading this post... have you tried this game at home yet?

Jeff Reed said...

I'm actually curious how your "she" feels after reading this post... have you tried this game at home yet?

David Williams said...

The phrases are good enough which matches the sentence. Its quite interesting to play the game. Lets try it out and look how much fun we get.

Adam said...

I was buring a body in the backyard, then she found me.

I was "fixing" her breaks, then she found me.

Fox said...

I was reading Strange Culture, then she found me.

I was playing air guitar in my room, then she found me.

Mercurie said...

I was slipping arsenic into her tea, then she found me...

(Sorry, in a Hitchcockian mood...)

Jen said...

Very interesting, everyone will like to play. The sentences are related with each other. We may have fun.

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