Last night, I went to my very first Drive-In! I must say I absolutely loved it! My hubby and I went to see The Avengers, although I must say, I was totally distracted by the other nearby movie screens. I felt like I saw three movies at once, with only one of them having sound.
Snow White and the Huntsman was behind me, Men and Black III to my right, it was Crazytown, USA!
I loved that the Drive-In had a ‘camp’ feeling. People were sitting in their cars with coolers full of beer and snacks, kids were running up and down the parking lot, there was a live band somewhere in another lot playing thrash music. It was totally my scene.
While I was standing in line for refreshments, I couldn’t help but flashback to the scene in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure where he grabs the big box of candy and gives stuff to his friends. The Drive-In took me to a childhood dream infused with camping, concerts, and old school movies I like. It.was.heaven.on.a.stick. I’m totally converted!
Are you a fan of the Drive-In? If so, what is your Drive-In like and what did you see? I think I will have a hard time going back to a movie theater, where I cannot see the full moon slowly etching through the sky or feel the warm summer wind at my cheeks. Drive-in, YOU ROCK!
I’m going back. Way back to 1990 when the hit song, “Iesha” was on the radio. It was sang (rapped? Not exactly, but sort of) by a band called Another Bad Creation. Perhaps you remember them. Today I was thinking of my first gymnastics recital I had when I was seven years old. I had originally picked Marky Mark’s, “Good Vibrations” to be my recital song. I planned all these sweet cartwheels and not-so-sweet splits that went directly with the beat of Mark Wahlberg’s amazing vocals (Wow, he REALLY has come far in his career). But when it came time for the committee to approve my recital song, it was REJECTED.
“How could this be?” I asked in a whiny kid voice. All my moves timed up perfectly to this genius pop-track. My mom said it was because there was a tiny curse word in the song. I still love that description of the curse word. Tiny. When I asked what the word was, she wouldn’t tell me.
Because of this little hiccup, she abruptly changed my recital song to “Iesha” and this resulted in a nightmarish performance of everything I learned the previous year in gymnastics class.
If you watch the mortifying home video, you will hear the song start (it has a really rad Pungi instrument that kicks it off). You see me doing a dumb dance move and then the beat kicks in and…HOLY COW! I’VE MISSED IT! MISSED THE VERY FIRST BEAT. MY VERY FIRST BACKBEND! After this unfortunate mishap, I just stand there confused because, at seven years old, I don’t know how to just pick it up from where the music is in the present moment.
What was the tiny curse word that caused this deep-seeded stage fright at a young age? “Hell.” Which is totally ironic because that was what I was experiencing during my gymnastics recital when I mucked up my routine in front of a full audience of parents. As a matter of fact, I would love to challenge you to listen to “Good Vibrations” and pick out where the word “hell” is actually said. It goes so fast, you could almost miss it. Almost. Just the way I missed my recital intro.
Tell me bloggers on the web: Where do your deep-seeded fears come from? I’d love to know! Hit me!
Oh boy. I’m fresh off a hot season of television! There is nothing I like more than a sizzlin’ fried bacon sandwich of a good finale show! (You figure that one out. I already know what it is). I mean Hoooolyyy Crap!
I will now start my list of fave finales I’ve seen- they are from any year but I’ll start with the one I’ve just finished:
1. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!!! Season 3: Elena is a what????!! OMG!!! I want to scream like a little French girl.
2. Battlestar Galactica Season 2: Who is a Cylon and who isn’t! The suspense is killing me!
3. 30 Rock (any season): Jack Donaghy. I love you the way I love Dean, my Christmas wreath reindeer.
4. Arrested Development Season 2: Pretty please come back for that limited season and movie!
5. Freaks and Geeks Season 1: I smell a re-make, any takers? If you’re lame, STAY AWAY! I will not forgive!
Now, I know there are a MILLION great ones (and don’t kick me, I haven’t seen Veronica Mars yet- it’s on my list I PROMISE!) But I want to hear your top faves! I’ve forgotten many- help me remember! I’ll keep growing the list as your comments pour in!
Gob and Franklin