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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grease is the Word


The highlight of our summer trip to LA? Seeing the real deal Grease Lightning live, in person at the Peterson Automotive Museum. That's me and Bird in the photo (nevermind that my arm looks fat and mushy). He was pretty pumped to see it too but he melted down when I told he couldn't sit in it. Seriously, I practically hyperventilated and broke into song and dance when I spotted this vehicular treasure, much to my cool LA brother's dismay. I know all the moves. I committed them to memory years ago. Now I'm teaching them to Bird and Deal. Mac Daddy thinks I'm prediposing them to get the snot kicked out of them on the playground with such shenanigans. I say, Dude, Grease is the word.

I have written before about my embarrassingly bad taste in music.Where there is crappy music there are crappy movies. No brainer, right?

I am a sucker for girly movies. I secretly love when Mac Daddy has poker night so I can watch chick flicks without enduring his sneering and snickering (as he is known to do during my Gossip Girl guilty pleasure). Some of my best girlfriend time is with my pal Christy when we hang out in our pajamas and watch girly movies, wine in hand, chocolate within reach.

Here are some of my favorites. And note that the heady stuff like Schindler's List ain't making this list. This is pure cheese.

Grease - What girl who grew up in the 70s doesn't love this movie? Heck, what girl doesn't love this movie, period?! I had the trading cards, album, and even have my own Pink Lady jacket. really. I just wore it for Halloween last year. Grease kicks High School Musical's scrawny overly computer produced ass.

13 Going on 30 - Come on, so cute! I never watched Alias and thought Jennider Garner was a bit manly, but this movie made me love her.

Princess Diaries - We watched this and its sequel on a girls weekend. We were in our pajamas all day with a stack of Us Weekly magazines spread among us, chips and salsa within reach, Diet Coke by our side, and giddy, giddy girliness all around.

The Sweetest Thing - Oh, this movie almost made me long to be single again. Then I remembered I never had abs like Cameron Diaz or lived in a sweet apartment in San Franciso or looked as hot as Christina Applegate in a white shirt and pencil skirt so I quickly shed that envy. The penis song alone is worth watching this movie. Really. Funny. Stuff. Dang, now it's stuck in my head. The song, folks. The song.

27 Dresses - Worth watching just for the hot reporter guy.

Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Some Kind of Wonderful - Oh, the 80s. I was about 16 when these movies were out. I still love 'em 25 years later. Great soundtracks. Even people with good taste in music would say so.

Sex and the City - Clearly the year's best girlfriend flick. Seizure enducing handbag and shoe envy.

Mean Girls, Heathers - Wow could I relate to those movies. I was a four foot tall, 80 pound, smart girl runt. One guess where I fell in the popularity spectrum.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - I love Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty. Of course I dig this movie! And hell yes I'll be watching the sequel.

So tell me, what bad movies are lurking in your DVD collection? It's OK to fess up. You're in the cone of safety here, folks.
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14 comments:

Deb on the Rocks said...

Now I'm singing...Beauty school drop-out, no graduation day for you....

I loved John so very very much. And Stockard Channing too.

mominsanity said...

I have to say that I love the 80's movies - 16 Candles, St. Elmo's Fire, etc. - right along with you. I've yet to see Sex and the City the movie but I love the series so I'm sure I'll love the movie too!

colby said...

At this time I have to go with you on all those movies, since I had my son my movie madness has gone down hill. Any movie from the 80's rocks and I would like to add Top Gun to that list, any old Tom Cruise movie was it too.

tutugirl1345 said...

I love love love all of the movies you listed that I've seen! I guess now I need to rent Pretty in Pink, Heathers, Some Kind of Wonderful and 27 Dresses!

San Diego Momma said...

I love Grease. I totally remember seeing it in the movie theater for Colleen Carroll's 10 year-old birthday party.

I also love Grease 2. (I'm sorry.)

mary.canady said...

What about High School Musical? Totally campy and contrived, but gotta love the catchy songs and cute kids.

Magpie said...

The Philadelphia Story. I like old cheese...

DC Urban Dad said...

I have watched many a chick flick. In fact, I saw Just Like Heaven - twice - in the movie theater. Gosh, I need to give my dude card back. And who says gosh.

My fav crappy film (can't call it a film - sorry movie) is Point Break. I am an F-B-I agent.

abbyjess said...

Oh, I absolutely love all of those. What's in my collection that my hubs, a movie connoisseur, is embarrassed we own? Sweet Home Alabama, Man in the Moon (Reese Witherspoon's 1st movie), and Untamed Heart (Christian Slater is to die for).

Oh course, the connoisseur may never admit it, but he cried when Carrie threw her flowers at Big in the street.

The Over-Thinker said...

I know I say this everytime you post a photo, but you are insanely good looking. KNOCK IT OFF! (And your little guy is such a cutie!)

Um, I might possibly have a little bit of THREE copies of Bridget Jones' Diary.

Ilina said...

Over Thinker, You are my go-to gal when I need an ego boost.

Abbyjess, I need to see Man in the Moon. Untamed Heart is amazing, and I totally forgot about it! Sweet Home Alabama has so much eye candy that I didn't need Twizzlers to watch it.

colby said...

Oh, I have to agree that Sweet Home Alabama is a good one too. I also liked How to lose a guy in 10 days. Mathew M. is a hotty.

Kelly said...

Girly junk? Oh, I love plenty. Gossip Girl? check. Grease? Double Check. I also loooove Cheaper by the Dozen 1&2, Mean Girls, Something's Gotta Give, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, How to lose a guy...,10 Things I hate about you, etc etc.

I love corny girly comedys with plenty of eye candy. :] What girl doesn't?
XO XO
Kelly

Kaza said...

Your Princess Diaries viewing party sounded like heaven... I could use a chick day like that right about now. I'm with you on almost all of these. I'd have to add Mystic Pizza (though I always forget to order some to munch along), and The American President. And French Kiss. And lots of others that I just can't think of right now.