Drink & Regret…

…a couple that seem rather fond of each other.

My problem when I get drunk (such as happened last night) is that I decide it’s a good idea to text people. Now without such feature as an ‘outbox’ to make sure your mistakes were not too grave …if you’re anything like me, you’re left in the morning with the feeling in the pit of your stomach that you said something you really shouldn’t have, and all in all are pretty screwed! What I need to do is learn to just set aside that annoying piece of technology for the night, and have fun with what’s going on around me rather than entering into the world of text dramatics, confessions, anger or flirting – all of which to different people!

Most annoyingly was entering into a particular conversation which I really didn’t want to start …again. But alas, cider has its powers! There’s only so many times that you can hear “I’m sorry” you know? Eventually you just want to make it clear that that’s not good enough. I don’t want to hear sorry, I want to hear that something is being done about it. I’m just sick of it all. Sober me really thought I was getting over it too, but apparently Cider Laura has other plans. I guess I just have this romantic notion where I want deserve to be fought for. Maybe that’s just not meant to be. I hate the idea of being left to fade into the distance. I always thought that I was good at that kind of gesture, and I guess I just wanted a piece of it. You know that bit in the Parent Trap where the mother storms out and the father doesn’t follow? That’s life. I just want to skip to the end of the movie, where the next time she leaves, he’s there waiting for her, determined not to let her go… I just want that movie ending. I want to be loved and wanted. No, I want to know that I’m loved and wanted. I want to be worth the gesture…


Nick Parker: You know, I may never be alone with you again. So about that day you packed, why’d you do it?
Elizabeth James: Oh, Nick. We were so young. We both had tempers, we said stupid things so I packed. Got on my very first 747, and you didn’t come after me.
Nick Parker: I didn’t know that you wanted me to.


[After Hallie surprises Elizabeth and Annie by arriving in London and showing up at their home before Elizabeth and Annie do]

Annie: What are you doing here?
Hallie: It took us abound 30 seconds after you guys left for us to realize we didn’t want to lose you two again.
Elizabeth James: We?
Nick Parker: [walking in from another room] We. I made the mistake of not coming after you once, Lizzie. I’m not going to do that again no matter how brave you are.
Elizabeth James: And I suppose you just expect me to go weak at the knees, and fall into your arms and cry hysterically. And say we’ll just figure this whole thing out. And, you and I just picking up where we left off and growing old together. And. And. C’mon Nick what do you expect? To live happily ever after?
Nick Parker: Yes. To all of the above. Except you don’t have to cry hysterically.
Elizabeth James: [With tears in her eyes] Oh, yes I do.
[he kisses her]

~ The Parent Trap ( 1998 )


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