You’ve Got Mail Induced Nostalgia

My day was not the sunniest of all times so I needed something to pick my spirits up again after a morning spent at the hospital and the knowledge that I will spent even more hours at the very same place tomorrow. So, I re-watched ‘You’ve got Mail’.

It’s been ages since I saw it last. I watched it a couple of times when I was younger. Back then I was less corrupted because I didn’t have internet access and less than 40 channels on TV, so I watched the movies we had on VHS over and over again to fill the time after I finished my homework waiting for my mom to get home from work. This means I watched a lot of Julia Robert’s movies…and well, ‘You’ve got Mail’.

This movie is from 1998 which doesn’t seem that long ago in my mind. I think it’s been like 4 years but no, actually it’s been 14!!!! How is it even possible and what has happened in the meantime? I have absolutely no clue.

Ok, following are my thoughts on the movie:

  • OMG Sara Ramirez is in this movie as a foul-mooded, hispanic woman working the cash register at a grocery store. She came a long way since then. Thankfully.
  • Joe Fox is living on the same street as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock. Hahaha.
  • Good Lord, the computers of 1998, hahaha, sooooo old. You can actually see the pixels on the computer screens when they show the correspondences.
  • There was no piece of music in the movie that I didn’t love. And how adorable was the little girl singing ‘Tomorrow’ from the Annie-musical *sigh*
  • Seeing Kathleen logging onto Aol almost sent shivers down my spine because it reminded my of my first outings on the internet. Of course we had Aol and listening to the modem sound while you waited to finally log in only to be greeted by the ‘You’ve got mail’-notification, priceless! It makes me believe that the internet was more personal back then. GMail doesn’t greet you like that (or at least I belive so since I don’t have a GMail-adress) which is sad.
  • Hmm, this movie is somehow longer than I remembered.
  • I wonder if NYC is anything like I imagine it is.
  • God, I miss the 90s.
  • Kathleen just closed a book without putting a sign in to remember where she left of. Somehow this bothers me.
  • I’m not sure, if in Kathleen’s position, I would have liked to find out that Joe was NY152 because he was kinda manipulating her, because he knew for such a long time while she was completely clueless as to who her mystery man was. Maybe I don’t understand love.
  • The dog is soo CUTE!
  • Ah, Somewhere over the Rainbow…you know how to touch my heart.

I guess this is all. I thought I’d have more to say, but maybe my brain is not working as it should be. It’s already in hyperdrive over the prospect of exercising later. After today I really need a run to prepare for whatever will be thrown my way tomorrow.

In related news, I typed this whole post accompanied by the sounds of an old-school typewriter brought to my MacBook through a very cool app called Noisy Typer. It makes typing a lot more fun, at least for me it does.

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  • Yeah, I always thought I would have had at least some hesitation, given that he’d pretty much been lying to her all that time. Not to mention, she has no clue how long he’s known… for all she knows, their entire relationship — online, offline, all of it — could have been a fabrication! *shrug* I guess we aren’t supposed to think about that, and just accept the happy ending.

    • We are not supposed to think about that and just focus on the happy ending. When I watched it before, it never occurred to me that it might be odd to be not the least hesitant about everything but ok.