Troy and I watched the movie Love Actually tonight. It’s one of my favorites, largely because of the opening voiceover and candid scenes shot at Heathrow Airport’s arrivals gate—those give me goosebumps every time. But it’s also just a good movie, especially at Christmastime. At one point I was IMing with SAJ and we had this exchange:

bethany: I just thought of another reason I am Bethany Actually!
saj: oh!
bethany: We’re watching the movie Love Actually
bethany: I love this movie
saj: I love that movie
bethany: haha
saj: I saw your twitter
bethany: I just realized that Bethany Actually probably sounded nice to me because it echoes Love Actually
saj: yes!
bethany: it’s vague
bethany: but probably true!
saj: and actually is a very nice word
saj: actually
bethany: :-)
bethany: I know!

*Because it has layers. Or maybe it’s more like a parfait. Everybody likes parfaits.

11 Responses to “This blog’s name is like an onion*”

  1. Heather Bownds says:

    So, this is interesting…I always just assumed you meant to echo the movie Love Actually in your name Bethany Actually. Of course, I would automatically think that, now wouldn’t I?!

  2. Well, since you have been my best friend for 29 years, I guess it makes sense that you might know my reasons better than I do! And yes, you would automatically think of a Hugh Grant connection first. Now if this blog were called “Notting Bethany” or “About a Bethany” then the connection would have been clearer to everyone. ;-)

  3. OMSH says:

    Bethany & Lyrics

    heh heh

    I LOVE your blog name. Love, love, love it.

  4. Bex says:

    See, that’s the reason your username caught me in the first place — Love Actually and Almost Famous are my two favorite movies of all time. Period. I fell in love with Love Actually the second the opening began (I’m shocked but thankful we actually got it in our theatre when it came out!)

    I cry every single time at ‘to me, you are perfect’ :)

  5. Bex says:

    Oh, and also! Give me your IM name :] Mine is “The Bex Says” for AIM (har har, right?)

  6. Love Actually is an awesome movie, now I need to go watch it!

    I’m all about the movie quotes… My blog’s name was kind of inspired by a movie quote.

  7. Angella says:

    Now I want to rent Love Actually!

    I love your name. It suits you :)

  8. Sarah says:

    Those Heathrow scenes give me goosebumps too. I have a friend in Austria whom I have greeted at Stansted airport and who has greeted me at Salzburg airport, so I know that feeling of walking towards each other and grinning so widely that you think your face will crack in half.

  9. I want to rent that movie, too. Such a good one.

  10. jastereo says:

    Though you know I agree about Love Actually (watched it last week at my In-laws for xmas and “actually” have it coming on netflix so maybe we can watch it in Omaha w/ the fam this weekend). The reason I wanted to comment was the…

    “Because it has layers. Or maybe it’s more like a parfait. Everybody likes parfaits”

    All I could think of was the scene in Friends when they have the Triffle that Rachel misread the reciepe on and Joey’s like… “I mean, what’s not to like? Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, good!” . I thought that fit well to. Merry Christmas.

  11. katrinkles says:

    i love that movie! i’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, i guess because it’s a christmas movie and i keep hearing the mariah carey songs that are in it.
    also, i think bethany actually is adorable.