Seven Mimosas… er Brides

April 16, 2014

Dear Reader,

Did you ever spend a snow day or a weekend watching Turner Classic Movies when you were younger? I went through a very educational period in my life where I did pretty much nothing but that. My mom and I taped (because taping was still a thing) some great movies so that we could watch them whenever we wanted. How far movie watching has come! But the point of my nostalgia is this: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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I watched that movie a hundred times when I was younger. I loved the dancing, the music, the romance (which is a little problematic from a feminist perspective but hey, it’s still great), Howard Keel’s red beard, the hilarious lyrics to songs like “Bless Your Beautiful Hide” and “Lonesome Polecat.” So the other day I was talking to one of my friends about all the daffodils that are out and she started singing a song about daffodils from Calamity Jane (another favorite). That also has Howard Keel in it, so it was an easy hop to talking about Seven Brides. 

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We found out that another friend of ours loves it and thus: movie night. We gathered, we ordered Chinese food from O Yummy, my absolute favorite Brighton/Allston chinese takeout place, and made mimosas. These mimosas were courtesy of Pinterest, which gave me the recipe for mimosas with sorbet instead of orange juice.

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We mixed mango sorbet with our champagne, toasted, and sang along. There might also have been some dancing. But how can you help it when this is going on?

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