No really, they’re for me; or, Bradi is this awesome.

I got an email on Saturday from and I thought it might be a mistake. “Bradi has sent you a $25 gift certificate,” it happily proclaimed!

Now, it’s not that I don’t think Bradi is great. I do! It’s just — what did I do to deserve a gift certificate? It’s not my birthday. It isn’t Christmas or Valentine’s Day or even Walpurgisnacht. It was the Ides of March, but that is traditionally not a gift-giving occasion, unless it happens to also be your birthday.

So I sent her a note that said, “What’s the occasion?” and she wrote back explaining that she is just SO AWESOME that she sent it for NO REASON AT ALL.

So now I have a problem.

It turns out that this is bargain week at Amazon for totally awesome action movies. If you looked at my shopping cart you’d be sure I was buying presents for Will. But, uh, these are totally for me. The fact that he will love them too? Just icing. But as I said, it’s bargain week. I am having trouble getting my total to add up to $25. Plus, I still have $3.73 leftover from a Christmas gift.

Here’s my cart so far:

  • Excalibur
  • The Terminator
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

What would be a good fourth?

16 thoughts on “No really, they’re for me; or, Bradi is this awesome.

  1. Lucretia

    March 19, 2008 at 7:26am


    Excalibur is an excellent film.

    I have no other recommendation – other thasn Mary Poppins.

  2. Soupytwist

    March 19, 2008 at 9:15am

    What John said.

  3. Cazzle

    March 19, 2008 at 10:13am

    What about Legend? That’s an excellent movie!

  4. MenleyNin

    March 19, 2008 at 11:26am

    Someone we both know and love sent me a gift certificate, and I wanted to share the love! And I thought of you because I “spent” my gift certificate on Glad Rags.

    Maybe I shouldn’t have included that last sentence…..

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  5. allison

    March 19, 2008 at 3:45pm

    I would like to suggest Secondhand Lions. It doesn’t really fit in your thematic choices, but it is an excellent movie!

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  6. Annika

    March 19, 2008 at 9:00pm

    We already have Seven Samurai! I am thinking of getting either Running Scared or Die Hard (I can’t decide because I should probably wait and get the Die Hard box set but I really just love the first one so I don’t know).

    I don’t actually have to spend the whole gift certificate. We were going to order some non-fun stuff anyway, so I don’t have to worry about getting the free shipping. But I do want to get something fun with at least part of the gift! And it is fun to try to make it come out exact.

  7. Summer

    March 19, 2008 at 9:01pm

    I’ve been lurking for a while, but was inspired to post.

    Donnie Darko is a great flick, and highly re-watchable.
    The Professional is another favorite.
    And if you want something a bit more delicate, The Princess Bride is always a keeper.

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  8. Jamie

    March 19, 2008 at 9:10pm

    Oooh, I also second Summer’s suggestions of Donnie Darko and Leon (The Professional). Love both of those. Leon a little more so.

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  9. Anne

    March 20, 2008 at 8:56am

    Yes, I third The Professional – loved it! And yay for Die Hard – have you seen The Last Boy Scout? It’s one I hate to admit how much I like :) Have fun with your gift certificate!!!

  10. Kirk

    March 24, 2008 at 5:02pm

    Dude, I own two of those (I don’t own Terminator). Excalibur is beyond awesome.

    Um…Zulu. B/c it’s the elder statesman of action films. Or Action Film Emeritus. One of those.

  11. Annika

    April 15, 2008 at 11:16pm

    FYI, I got Predator. I have no idea how we’ve survived this long without owning it. Thanks for all the suggestions!

  12. Annika

    April 18, 2008 at 7:51am

    We bought both, but somehow wound up with a full screen version of Predator. So obviously we couldn’t watch that.

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