Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Must Confess...It's Tuesday #1

This is a new feature. Hence the number one. I will confess something every Tuesday, however, I will not always do it while referring to myself in the 3rd person. It just worked for this particular entry. Enjoy...

Once upon a time, a six year old Tootsie went to the movies and saw Star Wars. To be more accurate; what she really saw was this:

She was too young to understand what that tremor in her force meant but she did know that she liked it. She also knew that she wanted to be this person in the worst way possible:

Because had Tootsie been her she would have made the choice between Han Solo and Luke Skywalker MUCH sooner. Like, instantly. And they would have spent the remainder of their years aboard this:

Doing things that she should not be knowing about. However, all of that would have changed dramatically had she known that this is what lurked beneath Darth Vader's helmet:

She would have joined the dark side and never looked back.

The following year she saw Grease. It was at a drive-in theater and she begrudgingly went because, at 7 years old she had no choice, she thought Grease was going to be some kind of documentary about Greece. It turned out she was wrong. Because a documentary about Greece would not have this in it:


Although, if it did, she would have watched that too. She also understood that he was the one that she wanted. Ooh, ooh, oooh, honey! And that she also wanted to be able to do this:

But she wanted to do it looking like this:

Because she looked like she knew what she was doing and knew how to do it well.

11 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I just knew I was missing out when I never got to watch movies as a kid. Dang it!

Karen said...

See, when you see them for the first time as a young adult, you miss all the romantic drama of them.

And you totally look like the women you dreamed of. I'm so sure, too, that Sir Farklepants is all that and more.

jennifer h said...

Yeah, but if things hadn't worked out with Luke (but why wouldn't they...he's still hot), then you would have ended up stuck with today's version of Danny.

Fun post. Now I'm thinking of a list of my own!

HRH said...

I am with Burg, I didn't get to see them way back then, but FELL IN LOVE later when I knew what I was doing and knew how to do it well...Oh who am I kidding that wouldn't even apply today! Loved the post and am looking forward to Tuesday.

Jen M. said...

What - you live in my head? We had the same childhood thoughts, girl.

Madame Queen said...

Why in the world would Leia have ever been attracted to Luke when Han Solo was RIGHT THERE! I loved Grease, too (though I shamefully admit that I loved Grease 2 even more). Danny Zucco never really did it for me though. Not sure exactly why. But those skin tight black leggings and high heels Sandy wore? I would have killed for those!

Cheri said...

Hi there~
What a fun post. And I couldn't agree more. I love the bad boys!

stephanie said...

Most excellent, this. I actually saw Harrison in American Graffiti about the same time, so it was double whammy for my youngish self.

I was all about Kenickie in Grease though. And then I begged to stay up & watch Taxi for years...

But being Sandy? Yes. I still want to...

JCK said...

Hot!

Lulu said...

Take me to the dark side, PLEASE.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I loved Grease 2 TOO! I thought I was alone in that.

This was a fun trip down memory lane.