Are You "Waiting To Exhale"???

  1. how many of you have seen the movie "waiting to exhale"? i know.....i know.....it's not a new one, but i loved that movie! i am sitting here at my computer playing the soundtrack to that movie in my online media player. it brings back sooooooo many wonderful memories for me :kiss ....and some not so wonderful memories.

    i am just curious........how many of you.....men or women......have had those "waiting to exhale" moments in your love lives with significant others? how many are tired of "waiting to exhale", and have simply blew caution to the wind and said "heck with this love stuff, i'm going to take what i want even if it doesn't last...at least i can say 'been there/donethat"? and.....how many of you have exhaled, and are glad you finally did? aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!

    let's talk about love......how it hurts......how it feels so good...

    ummmmmm....keep it clean or brian will send out the copcar (see attachment below) :chuckle
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    I didn't see it, renee. Must not be a comedy?
  4. by   live4today
    it's a must rent for those who have ever "loved and lost" a love. great movie.....tearful in some parts......absolutely hilarious in other parts of the movie. i could totally relate in sooooo many ways to that movie. the music score is fantastic!!! i now own the video, the cassette tape, and the cd. i'm in "waiting to exhale" heaven. ahhhhhh........breathe.......

    one of the songs in the movie that whitney houston sings is titled "shoop shoop". here are the words to it for those who know it......sing along:


    verse:

    sometimes you'll laugh
    sometimes you'll cry
    life never tells us the whens or the whys
    when you've got friends to wish you well,
    you'll find your point when you will exhale.

    (chorus)

    shoop, shoop, shoop
    (a bunch of shoops sung by whitney)

    verse:

    hearts are often broken
    when there are words unspoken
    in your soul there's answers to your prayers
    if you're searching for a place you know
    a familiar face somewhere to go
    you should look inside yourself
    you're halfway there.
  5. by   nursejws
    I saw that movie...good one too. Still there is that ONE that got away. I recently learned that ONE is now married and my heart sank like you wouldn't believe. I mean this happened several years ago, why does it still sting, and why do I dream about him, or think about a lot of the time we spent together.

    That guy was truly my soul mate, I know it...I just know it. So many special times, so many tears cried. It's been so long, why do I still dream of him and of us together. I often wonder if the reason he's still "here" is because I never gave myself time to grieve. I threw myself into my promotion (at that time) and never found, or made time for closure. Our first kiss was in 1989, and I remember it as if it were yesterday.
  6. by   live4today
    been there...done those blues before myself. guess we never really get over what we believed to be our soul mate...our one true love.

    i left my soul mate back in hawaii in the winter of 1988. i think of him all the time. five months after my divorce from the ex-husband, i moved to hawaii....mostly to put some distance between me and the "familiar" so i could have time to heal. another traveling nurse and i were attending a parade and festivities in downtown honolulu when across the field from where we were standing was the dreamman of a lifetime. nice part of it all was his eyes met mine the exact same time mine met his. we never took our eyes off of one another until we were standing right in front of each other face to face......the rest is history. ahhhhhhh...how i miss that man. what a man, too! :kiss
    our birthdays were one day apart......now how ironic is that? if i had the chance to be with him for the rest of my life, i would.....but when i left hawaii, he married one year later according to his auntie who loved me so, and i loved her too. where oh where is my jason? that man gave me some serious butterflies.....and i let him get away by moving back to the mainland. if it is meant for him and i to be together again...it will happen...i'm a firm believer in destiny.
    Last edit by live4today on Jul 14, '02
  7. by   micro
    lets talk about love.......
    lets talk about life.........
    lets talk about risk and pain........
    but it is not all bad..........:-)

    that is all i can say.........


    love you all and Renee'

    Waiting to Exhale'
    The movie was a good one.....

    Hey, I just saw and going to redo a look at
    A Beautiful Mind.......
    cool movie.........and based on true.....
    life, love and the "all" of it..........
  8. by   live4today
    (((((((((love you too, micro)))))))))) :kiss love your poem!

    this song was also in the movie......sung by none other than the infamous aretha franklin:

    titled: it hurts like hell

    love was always supposed to be
    something wonderful to me
    to watch it grow inside yourself
    to feel your heart beside itself.
    sometimes it hurts to love so bad
    (when you know you've given all you can)
    sometimes it hurts to even laugh
    (you do your best, but still it's much too sad)
    sometimes the pain is just too much
    and it hurts like hell
    that's the way it feels.

    true love? it has no hiding place
    it's not just something you just put away
    it's always there inside of you
    and it shows in everything you do

    sometimes it hurts to love so bad
    (when you know you've given it your best)
    sometimes it hurts to even laugh
    (you feel a thousand miles from happiness)
    sometimes the pain is just too much
    and it hurts like hell
    that's the way it feels

    here we are...the two of us
    so full of love, so little trust
    but dying for some tenderness
    but too afraid to take the step

    sometimes it hurts to love so bad
    (when you know what it can put you through)
    sometimes it hurts to even laugh
    (there's nothing funny if it's killing you)
    sometimes the pain is just too much
    and it hurts like hell
    that's the way it feels

    i know if there is any chance
    for us to find our happiness
    we've got to learn to let it go
    forget all the pain we know

    sometimes it hurts to love so bad
    sometimes it hurts...it hurts to even laugh
    and it hurts like hell
    that's the way it feels

    ****************************

    p.s. it's storming in our area...gotta shut off the 'puter until it stops. love ya all....be back later. :kiss
  9. by   NurseDennie
    I haven't seen the movie. I'd probably cry all the way through it - some things just hit me that way. "My best friend's wedding," "Bridges of Madison County."

    Yep - met my soulmate and the timing was really, really, really off. Oh well. We chalked it up to marital differences on a cosmic scale. We figure our souls have been together since the beginning of time. Maybe we took each other for granted or somebody said something cruel that we didn't mean, so we had to take a life time apart. Kind of a trial separation. It's not working out.

    He gave me his gentleman's promise that next time, and forever after that, it's just him and me.

    Love

    Dennie
  10. by   bandaidexpert
    Great movie, great soundtrack. According to dh it's is truly a "chick flick". What does he know!!!:roll
  11. by   LasVegasRN
    I'm beginning to believe I'll never exhale. I'll be left in a virtual inhalation and CO2 retention all my life.
    The last blind date I went on, we had a great time (I thought). The guy emailed me a day later saying, "I'm sorry, but you'll have to run around the block a couple of times before I could date you, I'm just not into heavy women."
    Hehhhh. :stone
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    That's OK Vegas, just email him back!

    Dear JackA**,

    I was thrilled to receive your recent rejection letter. You see, I am a woman with needs, and quite frankly, I'm just not into men with small minds or small d*cks.

    Sincerely,

    Vegas
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    That's OK Vegas, just email him back!

    Dear JackA**,

    I was thrilled to receive your recent rejection letter. You see, I am a woman with needs, and quite frankly, I'm just not into men with small minds or small d*cks.

    Sincerely,

    Vegas
    :roll :roll :roll
    Oh man...wish I had known you last year when that happened, Heather! :chuckle
  14. by   live4today
    LasVegasRN.....you wouldn't have wanted anyone like that person to date or become a part of your life. Just think......it only took him an "afterdate" moment to insult you. He showed his true colors right there, so phooey on that rat. Thank him for doing YOU the favor of not having to find out more about his stinky ways, and then kicking him to the wind yourself. The nerve of that man! I hope you told him a thing or two!

    Tell him to go chase his own tail.......that is......if he can catch it! :chuckle :chuckle :kiss





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