Some Random Flashbacks
Has anyone seen this trailer yet?
Yep, it's Harrison Ford back as my favorite action hero--Indiana Jones. I CANNOT WAIT to see this movie! (It will definitely be a "Full price Movie," as opposed to a "dollar theatre movie" or even a "wait until it's on dvd" movie!). I absolutely loved the first three Indy movies, and I have great memories of going to see "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for the first time. The year was 1981, and I was a 13-year-old living in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Our entire family went to see the movie and we came out of the theatre literally panting from exhaustion. It was really the first clench-my-fists-the-entire-time movie I remember seeing; it was nonstop action from start-to-finish and I think (even though I'm not really a movie historian) one of those first movies that brought that kind of Saturday=matinee-cliffhanger style of movie back for all of us. I loved it! (And I kinda had my Han Solo crush of Harrison Ford move to an even greater level; I still think he's gotta be the sexiest 66-year-old alive!)
The other day, when I found this on youtube, I yelled to Delaney as I often do and told her to "come look at something." She watched the trailer, unimpressed ("What movie is this?") until she saw that Shia Labeouf is in it (he's the new "it" actor and is kinda a cutie, I have to admit). I went into the whole theatrical background to it (how she she should be glad for this movie, because it paved the way for action movies today) and then I played the whole nostalgia card ("This was one of my very favorite movies growing up and I can still remember the day I saw it for the first time"). She just stood there, looking pretty bored about it all. I ended the conversation by saying, "Well, if you don't want to see it, that's a date night for me and your Pop." (Yes!!! I'm thinking that is actually a much better idea!)
It's really funny. Delaney loves history in general (she and I can talk about World War 2 or presidents or just about any historical topic for quite a while together), but the whole pop culture relevance thing just doesn't appeal to her. I try and show her the appeal of the Bee Gees and she just laughs at me; I tell her how all of those songs on "American Idol" were better the first time around and she just kinda looks at me with disbelieving eyes.
(Now, I will give credit to McKenna. At any given time, I will find her listening to anything from Elton John to Bon Jovi to the Beatles in her room. And I've convinced her that "Say Anything" is at least the third best movie of all time. That's my girl!)
Another case in point to this had me literally laughing out loud just this last week as the girls watched "American Idol." I was in the room next door to the den, writing on the computer, and I could hear the girls talking as they watched it (I record it on DVR and then go back and watch the songs, fast-forwarding past Ryan Seacrest's inanities). They were apparently showing a new music video by Paula Abdul and I heard McKenna exclaim, "There is NO way that's her." Of course, I rushed in there and gave them the whole you=should= have=seen=Paula=back-in-1990 lecture. I told them how, boy, she could sing and dance. I then drug them onto youtube and we watched Paula sing "Straight Up" and perform on the "Arsenio Hall" show (remember THAT one! I loved that show and have some fond memories of watching Madonna and other performers on it while hanging out at Jeff's house in college!).
That chick could dance!
~ So, do any of you have similar experiences with your kiddoes?
~ What movie or music memories have I made you think of today?
I guess those are your Random Tuesday questions for the day!)