Having Fun Storming the Castle

51CV41N4TEL._SY300_Today is my mom’s birthday. (Happy Birthday Mom!) And as coincidence would have it, it is also the day that William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride, was born. I think this is so incredibly fitting because The Princess Bride is one of my mom’s favorite movies and she would send my sisters and me off to school every morning by saying “Bye bye girls! Have fun storming the castle!”

You really can’t blame my mom for loving the movie so much. It has it all. “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, True Love, miracles” 
( Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try and stay awake) and is one of the most quotable movies of all time (right up there with Monty Python and the Holy Grail). 

Most people have seen the movie but never realized that it was also a book and that is a shame but the book is hilarious. But regardless of if you love the book or the film (or if you are like me and love both), The Princess Bride is simply wonderful! 

So in honor of my mom and William Goldman’s combined birthdays, I hereby declare August 12th to be Princess Bride Day here at Ciarrai Studios and invite you to share your favorite Princess Bride quotes in the comments. Have fun storming your castles and I will talk to you later!!


About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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