Month: July 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Goonies Never Say Die!

I grew up watching “The Goonies” and somewhere far away, over an ocean and on a small island, Mr. Michie grew up watching this movie too!

What could be better than a Spielberg movie from the 80’s? A great cast? Pirates? A treasure hunt? Cyndi Lauper singing the theme tune?

It is one of our favorites and we both felt, it was the perfect movie to watch on our screen. So, we had a carpet picnic. Mr. Michie made dinner, I took care of the popcorn and the movie and we just vegged out.

It was a fun night, it has been awhile since we had a carpet picnic and we always love doing it, it reminds me of being little, my mom would do this for my sister and I on rainy Summer days, it always made your house feel more exciting, like you were going on a mini adventure!

Mr. Michie, popcorn, a quilt on the floor and “The Goonies” on the “big screen” all equals a great date night!

Christmas in July Movie Night

Well, we did have another movie night over the weekend! I got to pick and there wasn’t any way I was letting July slip by without a Christmas in July party! I used the excuse that it starts out in the Summer months and moves through the seasons, so it was a movie for any time of year! Mr. Michie just smiled at me.

So, Mr. Michie made some fresh popcorn, we cozied up under quilts, as it has turned quite cool here and put on, “Meet Me in St. Louis”.

It looks even better projected onto our little screen! It was fun night. We laughed, we cried, who doesn’t shed a tear when Judy Garland thinks it is her last dance in St. Louis and Grandpa whisks her behind the tree only to pass her over to John. I always get tearful when I watch that part!

It was a wonderful movie and a wonderful night! Tonight, we are going to make chili dogs, eat popcorn and watch, “The Goonies”, because GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE!


Dazed and Confused

“Dazed and Confused”, is how I feel some days, how I feel most mornings as I tumble into the shower and also the title of one of my favorite movies!

If you haven’t seen it, please go out and get it! It takes place over the course of one day in 1976, one very important day: THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! It follows the lives of high school students, as juniors become seniors and jr. high students become the new freshmen.

The cast includes among other greats the wonderful and delicious to look at, Mr. Matthew McConaughey! The music is perfect. The clothes are fantastic! The cars are cool!

It is the perfect movie to watch on the last day of school, on the beginning of summer, on the eve of freedom and that is exactly what we did!

It was drizzling last night, so we couldn’t go outside for movie night, we just changed our plans and put the screen up in the house instead. Rigged the projector up on the couch, on top of a box my mom had sent me a package in. These are the days I know my grandpa is smiling at me, because it was some kind of crazy ingenious concoction he would have rigged and it worked!

We closed the curtains, turned off the lights, got our rice krispy treats ready and ice cold coke-colas and sat down to enjoy!

It was perfect! We had so much fun, we are going to do it again tonight and as soon as we have nice weather we are planning a little movie night in our parking lot with our neighbors, we are already going back and forth on what the first movie to watch should be, we are leaning toward something old and classic! Stay away rain, because I am ready for a movie night under the stars!

School’s Out for Summer!

School’s out for Summer! The sun just seems to be shining brighter because of this fact! Here is a clip from one of my favorite movies! More to come on that, so stay tuned until tomorrow, for now, just enjoy!

One More Day

We go together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong

Remembered forever as shoo-bop sha whada whadda yippidy boom da boom

Chang chang changity chang shoo bop, that’s the way it should be

Waooo! Yeah!


Altered Route

I showed this to Mr. Michie the other night and smiled at him, as he told me what moves he used to be able to do on his skateboard.

I never thought I would be married to a little skateboarding man, but he was pretty cool growing up he tells me, he could even do the handstand move! This was almost like watching a ballet on wheels. His body strength and composure was beautiful to see.

I am just amazed at how this park has been abandoned and that they still have footage of what it actually used to be like, with people enjoying it!

Kilian Martin: Altered Route (a Skate Film) from mb! by Mercedes-Benz on Vimeo.