Annie Hall

I am Annie Hall ... That is me. I'm named after my great-grandma Annie, who's full name is Anna Mariah Anderson.

I don't like it when I meet other people named Annie. I just feel like Annie is who I am and no one else can be me quite as well. So all the other Annies must just be imposters.

And guess what? Not only have I met another Annie Hall (not cool)... There is a movie by the same title.

It beat out Star Wars for best picture in 1977. See 5 years before I was even born and Annie Hall is already leaving people with a shocked and amazed look on their faces. It's a Woody Allen movie so I never felt a real desire to see the film. However my friend Peet rented it once and I can't tell her no.

A few quotes from the movie if you will:

Matt should enjoy this one:
Alvy: Here, you look like a very happy couple, um, are you?
Girl: Yeah.
Alvy: Yeah? So, so, how do you account for it?
Girl: Uh, I'm very shallow and empty and I have no ideas and nothing interesting to say.
Male: And I'm exactly the same way.
Alvy: I see. Wow. That's very interesting. So you've managed to work out something?

Don't we all feel a little like this when we are in a too good to be true relationship?
Alvy:"I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member." That's the key joke of my adult life, in terms of my relationships with women.

HA HA I've noticed lately that I CANNOT park my car straight!
[after Annie parks the car]
Alvy:Don't worry. We can walk to the curb from here.

I wish a guy had the nerve to do this to me. It would be so hot!
[On first date]
Alvy: Hey listen, gimme a kiss.
Annie Hall: Really?
Alvy: Yeah, why not, because we're just gonna go home later, right, and then there's gonna be all that tension, we've never kissed before and I'll never know when to make the right move or anything. So we'll kiss now and get it over with, and then we'll go eat. We'll digest our food better.

So what should my theory be for catching Ninja?
Alvy: Annie, there's a big lobster behind the refrigerator. I can't get it out. This thing's heavy. Maybe if I put a little dish of butter sauce here with a nutcracker, it will run out the other side.

This feels like frequent conversations I have in my singles branch.

Duane: Can I confess something? I tell you this as an artist,I think you'll understand. Sometimes when I'm driving... on the road at night... I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast. I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion. The sound of shattering glass. The... flames rising out of the flowing gasoline.
Alvy Singer: Right. Well, I have to - I have to go now, Duane, because I, I'm due back on the planet Earth.

HA HA it's actually kinda a funny movie.

The final lines from Annie Hall:

Alvy: After that it got pretty late, and we both had to go, but it was great seeing Annie again. I... I realized what a terrific person she was, and... and how much fun it was just knowing her; and I... I, I thought of that old joke, y'know, the, this... this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, uh, my brother's crazy; he thinks he's a chicken." And, uh, the doctor says, "Well, why don't you turn him in?" The guy says, "I would, but I need the eggs." Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y'know, they're totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and... but, uh, I guess we keep goin' through it because, uh, most of us... need the eggs.

To Peet: Annie Hall does leave New York in the end... But she will always be your favorite Mormon girl.

P.S. I need the eggs!


  1. LOL, those movie quotes rock! You should be proud that your name is associated with such brutal poetic beauty! :)

  2. Annie Hall, you will always be the only Annie Hall to me. But you had better bet that if by some strange fluke I meet and fall madly in love with a man named Hall, and he asks me to marry him, the second words out of my mouth (right after "Yes! Of course, Yes!") will be, "Can we name our first two girls Annie and Katy?"