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Friday, February 09, 2007

Fun on Friday

At first I was going to have you play a little game.. guess the lyrics to songs of the 80s..

And as I looked outside contemplating a very cold but brightly sunny day wondering what in the world my chicklet and I were going to do to entertain ourselves this weekend, I was brought back to movies…

Movies and the 80s.. hmmm.. songs and movies in the 80s… I’m a bit scatter brained today… so... ‘bear’ with me.
(Hey Hoochies! DixieBear, MarBear, TurnBeary!!!)

Without further ado…

1- Pretty in Pink – from the movie of the same name… (1986)

So I came of age in the days of teen angst movies and comedies with Molly Ringwald. I absolutely loved her and have always thought she looked like my cousin Isabel, who is the closest thing I had to a sister growing up. AND her character’s name is Andie…

I could tell you stories of our adventures, Izzy and me, but then I’d have to kill you.

One of our favorites happened when I must have been 15 to her 14. My parents took us both to Hampton Beach for summer vacation, I’d gone there every year since I was a baby.
That year, the hotel owner’s nephews were also staying there. One of them looked like a young Joe Perry, his name was John Paul. The other one (whose name escapes me and that’s odd because we flirted quite a bit) looked like Ricky Schroeder (back in the days when he was Ricky, before he changed it to Rick, and now he changed it back to Ricky... make up your mind man!). But then, I’ve never had much interest in or luck with blondes.

One warm starry summer night, we had gone out exploring the boardwalk with the boys. I’ll keep mum about what exactly we did, but… we came back to the room, where my parents were waiting for us, annoyed because we had broken curfew (oops) in a FOREIGN country no less, carrying big puffy pink flowers made of tissue paper (think the size of small children’s umbrellas).

Dad was furious, he yelled! Dad almost never raised his voice…
Sheepishly we propped the flowers up behind my parents headboard, put on our pjs and went to bed. Poor Mom lay there, trying to sleep, my father furious and she had these huge pink flowers over her head. She laughed so much but tried to stifle it, and it infuriated dad to no end... and to make things worse the boys whistled for us to come out! It was their signal when we were ready to go and have some fun. Dad was not pleased, and Mom laughed even more.
That memory stuck folks, and was part of my cousin’s eulogy for my mother. I laughed out loud in the church and I know Mom was laughing.
Caroline talks to you
Softly sometimes
She says'I love you' and
'Too much'
She doesn't have anything
You want to steal
Nothing you can touch
She waves
She buttons your shirt
The traffic
Is waiting outside
She hands you this coat
She gives you her clothes
These cars collide
Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
The Psychedelic Furs... that song had actually been released back in 1981, but was re- recorded for the movie... it hit #41 on the US hot 100 chart.
Back in 1984, they released "Heaven" as a single in the UK, but it was never a single in the US... do yourselves a favor, it's one of their best songs... It's perfect for Richard Butler's vocal style.

Oh, and I adored Duckie… every girl needs a Duckie in her life! (I miss the duck).

The hat, the shoes, the round sun glasses… and his lip-sync to ‘Try a Little Tenderness’
Who doesn't love a little Otis!

Memorable quotes:

Iona to Andie (the morning after Duckie lays one on her): "I know I'm old enough to be his mother, but when the Duck laid that kiss on me last night, I swear my thighs just went up in flames! He must practice on melons or something."

Duckie: "We don't have none of this stuff in the boy's room! Wait a minute! We don't got none of this... we don't got doors on the stalls in the boy's room, we don't have, what is this? What's this? We don't have a candy machine in the boy's room!"

There's a little Duckie in all of us... (get your mind out of the gutter.. sheesh.. I'm having a softie moment here.. never mind.. it's gone.. it passed.. TOO late!)

I love John Hughes…

2- In Your Eyes – from the soundtrack of ‘Say Anything’.

The movie was released in 1989, but the song was released by Peter Gabriel in 1986.. do we have a theme???

Ok guys. Here’s the thing… I don’t know about the other ladies, but... when John Cusack held up that boom box (how much more 80s can you get!) over his head outside that girl’s window… I got goose bumps… and I still do. Try doing THAT with an IPod!

It started my adoration of John Cusack. I LOVE this guy… mmmmmmmmmm… Talent, looks.. and he has this voice that just does it for me.. I have a thing about a man’s voice… it’s how I met or started dating a lot (most) of my ex-flames…

It’s a beautiful song. I actually had a boom box moment when I was 17 (before the movie was released).. with this guy I went out on a few dates with, really sweet guy, fantastic kisser (must have practiced on melons), but just not for me ultimately…

He parked his car next to the curb in front of our house. My bedroom window was street side. I had to be very careful about what I was wearing whenever my blinds were up I tell you…. Got a woohoo and a couple of whistles once when it slipped my mind – it was flattering... but embarrassing (mind you, I’m a bit of an exhibitionist at times…)

Where was I…

Oh yeah.

His name was Richard, he was tall, had dark curly hair and piercing blue eyes… I had told him that evening that I thought we shouldn’t date each other anymore; the chemistry just wasn’t there…

He called me five times (my parents had the good sense to get me a separate phone line.. and would you believe I still, to this day, have the same phone number!), I said no… five times...

He drove over to my house and in the pouring rain stood out there looking up at my window. He stood out there for over 30 minutes, until I had to do something. Not that I myself felt compelled to do something, it's just that my mother was NOT happy about it, I mean, what would the neighbors think?
My parents were cool though, Dad could have gone out there and told him to scram, but they let me do it. Had Daddy done it, I like think I like probably would have like died of embarrassment! Really.. I’d be dead now, pushing up daisies.. it was THAT serious!

Memorable quote:

Lloyd Dobler: 'I am looking for a dare to be great situation.'

love, I don't like to see so much pain

so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away

I get so tired of working so hard for our survival

I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

and all my instincts, they return

and the grand facade, so soon will burn

without a noise, without my pride

I reach out from the inside

in your eyes

the light the heat

in your eyes

I am complete

in your eyes

I see the doorway to a thousand churches

in your eyes

the resolution of all the fruitless searches

in your eyes

I see the light and the heat

in your eyes

oh, I want to be that complete

I want to touch the light,

the heat I see in your eyes

in your eyes in your eyes

in your eyes in your eyes

in your eyes in your eyes

3- Twist and Shout - From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)- John Hughes.. (the man's a genious!)

This version of the track features a prominent brass section (TopChamp.. wooohoooo!), which did NOT sit well with Sir Paul apparently. Nonetheless, this oldie charted again because of it.. and I LOVE this song! This is dancing in your underwear kinda music… Just remember to close the blinds when you do it, unless you want to hear a ‘wooooooohooooooo’ coming from the street… it really is quite flattering actually... Had I mentioned that?

Now.. this movie is a classic. I’m waiting for the Chicklet to pull the clammy hands trick on me… Ha! I'm ready for her...

Memorable quotes:

Ferris: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you
could miss it."

Ferris: "Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond." ( Anndi’s note: I have known many, many, many people like this!)

(Oh...and, I had a crush on Cameron… nice tribute to Gordie Howe…)

Ferris: "If you're not over here in fifteen minutes, you can find a new best friend."
Cameron: "You've been saying that since the fifth grade." (Anndi’s note: I swear I’ve had this very conversation with Nancy... my oldest friend except for Isabel)

Ferris: "It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage."

Vrooooom Vrooooooom! *Hands Travis a napkin*... Your chin dear…

I could do this all day.. but.. gotta save some for another time!

Oh. Had a LOT of fun in 1986... but I'm very content and hopeful with what 2007 will bring!

Love you all more than my luggage!
Hugs, smooches and gropes!

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Comments on "Fun on Friday"


Blogger Travis said ... (12:06 AM) : 

Gotta love the 80's classics!

A boom box moment is nice, I'm sure. And it worked for Mr Cusak.

But an Ipod, my dear, is quite the intimate tool of seduction. One earbud for me, one for my lady, press play on Light My Fire (Jose, not The Doors)...magic baby!!


Blogger Anndi said ... (12:10 AM) : 

Smooch Bro..

Yes dear.. the Ipod is lovely in that sense.. but if she's that close, she's probably already yours no?

Even though it didn't work out for Richard, I must say, him standing out there in the rain risking pneumonia and getting his eighties hair wet (oh the gel and hairspray!) was quite romantic.



Blogger Ashley said ... (12:19 AM) : 

I just saw Say Anything on TV the other night for the first time! I loved it!


Blogger Anndi said ... (12:47 AM) : 


Hey sweetie. It really is a great movie. Thanks for visiting!


Blogger Clay Lowe said ... (3:04 AM) : 

Hi Anndi, thanks for the walk down memory lane, these movies bring back a flood of memories...some of my favorite 80's movies were Some Kind of Wonderful, My Bodyguard, St Elmo's Fire, and Platoon and of course the ones you've reviewed...


Blogger Twyla said ... (8:28 AM) : have no idea how many memories this has brought back for me. NOTHING can beat a classic 80's movie. I love watching them still...and I loved Molly. My favourite movie was '16 Candles', only because she got the cute guy in the end. LOL
I loved Ferris too. Everyone says that my bf looks just like Cameron. I don't really see it, but hey. LOL I also loved the 'Breakfast Club', but who didn't? Oh, and we watched 'The Goonies' last weekend...another true classic. They don't make movies like they used to. I could go on all day. LOL :-)


Blogger Turnbaby said ... (8:52 AM) : 

Oh My--so much good stuff today! I remember last fall you and I IMing and Pretty in Pink on the TV--Andie and the duck--soooo funny.

I have a way serious crush on John Cusack. The DH knows this and knows he's on the "list":-}

I loved both of those songs before the movies came out. The 80s had fine music.

In the 'documentary' about the making of Say Anything the director said he had trouble getting John Cusack to do that famous scene. JC felt that it was too demeaning for Lloyd to do. If you watch closely you can see the mix of emotions --like he doesn't want to do it but he can't not do it. Go back and watch. I think it adds an even more poignant element to it. Yum.

I love Ferris--fabulous

Good one Angelbaby who won't be a bear cause she'd have to shave way too much!



Blogger Anndi said ... (9:22 AM) : 

Sweet Clay

You are welcome to walk down memory lane with me anytime, love having you here.

All excellent movies.. an eclectic mix.

The more I delve into this the more I remember so many gems.

Sending kisses across the ocean...


Blogger Anndi said ... (9:25 AM) : 

Twyla honey

You have no idea how much fun this was to do.. I had to stop myself and save some for another time! LOL

Ah yes.. the Breakfast Club.

I loved 16 candles... the pantie scene, Dong finding true love (or was it lust) LOL

And the overly Midoled bride! hehehe

Hugs to you...

Now Cameron Frye is a cutie... ;-)


Blogger Anndi said ... (9:29 AM) : 


It did have great music, like I said in another post... it's note just the notes... it's all that is associated with the music!

Oh I think John Cusack is yummy... and yes.. he is on "the list"... LOL

The emotion he shows in that scene kills me... one of my all time favorite scenes.

I just can't handle the hairy leg requirement.. LOL


Blogger JohnH985 said ... (2:42 PM) : 

I love John Hughes movies. The Breakfast Club is one of my favorite many of his are. Sometimes I feel like Duckie, always the best friend but never....

As a side note did you know they actually filmed the movie with Duckie and Molly Ringwald together in the end, but shot a different ending and after testing it went with the second ending.

Great post, made me think about old times...


Blogger Bond said ... (2:47 PM) : 

well, as an elder statesmen, I should not be able to identify with these movies, but I do...especially the characters that wanted the girl, but never seemed to get her...


Hoping your 2007 brings you want you are hopeful for.


Blogger Anndi said ... (3:48 PM) : 


I adore Duckie.. I think we can all relate to him. I would have much preferred it if Andie came to her senses and chose Duckie.

The Breakfast club is also on my all time favorite list.


Blogger Anndi said ... (3:50 PM) : 


All too often women have failed to appreciate the wonderful men that surround them. You're a gem dear.

Thank you, I have every confidence 2007 will be wonderful.



Blogger Dana said ... (9:26 PM) : 

Ah...John Cusak...


Blogger julie said ... (9:33 PM) : 

Great movies Anndi! I got a little clip of Pretty in Pink today on TV! Imagine THAT coincidence! I saw the hallway fit by the lockers. I was in my 20's when these came them!

I also liked Breakfast Club.


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (11:13 PM) : 

I'm with Travis.... you just have to love the 80's classics....

Excellent list .... just brought back mounds of memories... Thanks Ann... thank alot for making me feel OLD... ;-) I still love ya though....


Blogger Tisha! said ... (6:06 AM) : 

Oh darling dear you brought back some incredible memories! I was such a shy religious nerd back then but I had my share of "rebellion" and whooooa let's keep that from my Mama LOL!

Thanks for the memories!

Je t'aime cherie!!!


Blogger Jonathan said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Did anything ever become of Ione Skye after Say Anything? Her mug was all on TV and magazines and whatnot, right around the time of the movie. Since that movie, though, I think she may have joined Jimmy Hoffa.

Anybody know?


Blogger Anndi said ... (5:00 PM) : 


I know... *sigh*


Blogger Anndi said ... (5:02 PM) : 


I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I love John Hughes movies... The Breakfast Club is a classic. You're not the first to mention it.



Blogger Anndi said ... (5:03 PM) : 

Dix my sista!

Nothing about you is old baby!



Blogger Anndi said ... (5:04 PM) : 

Tisha Ma Belle

I won't tell her.. promise! ;-)

Je t'adore ma douce


Blogger Anndi said ... (5:05 PM) : 


She's been in a few movies. She played one of Drew Barrymore's friends in Fever Pitch.

She's in the "where are they now" file.

Blowing kisses all the way to Florida!


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