In 1985, Matthew Broderick, Michele Pfieffer, and Rutger Hauer starred in a wonderful movie called Ladyhawke. Matthew Broderick plays a thief who escapes his medieval prison and teams up with Navarre, a warrior with a hawk. Adventure ensues.
FOR REAL, I’M GIVING AWAY A MAJOR PLOT POINT THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UNSEE, SO IF YOU WANT TO SEE THIS FILM, GO SEE IT AND COME BACK.
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!
As a kid, I watched the movie with my dad because I loved Matthew Broderick, but I came out of this movie with a deep affection for Rutger Hauer as well. Navarre and Isabeau were cursed – he to become a wolf and she, she to become a hawk during the day so that they may never be in human form together, because someone else basically wanted Isabeau and couldn’t have her.
Anyway, the movie plot is about the quest to kill the bishop who cursed them.
Now, as a term, “Ladyhawking” is basically when scheduling means you don’t see each other. Will and I have worked and gone to school at the same time throughout our marriage and we’ve both worked a variety of jobs. Sometimes these jobs create a Ladyhawk situation where one of us is awake during the day the other is awake during the night, and we don’t see each other except in passing.
In short, Ladyhawking sucks and as soon as we realize we’re stuck in a Ladyhawke scheduling situation we try to alter things so that we can see each other more. Lots of couples deal with this kind of work scheduling and it really puts a strain on a relationship when you don’t have the opportunity to see each other.
Anyway, go see Ladyhawke. It’s a fun movie and Rutger Hauer is a badass, per usual. 😉