Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday 13- Favorite movies from my childhood

I was trying to think of a theme for my Thursday 13. I have already made lists that have my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies, favorite sports movies, favorite Christmas movies, and favorite "not as well know" movies. So, I decided for this week to devote my Thursday 13 to some of my favorite movies from my childhood (now, these are movies I enjoyed watching when I was a kid, it doesn't necessary mean they were all made in the 80s). :) Click on the name of the movie for the IMDB page of it. I might keep the movie theme going for the next few weeks, we shall see!

1. Mary Poppins. I think I was about 4 when I saw this movie for the first time. Now, 28 years later, it is still my favorite movie of all time. Yes, this probably started my obsession with Dick Van Dyke (for those new to my blog- he's my favorite actor!) :)

2. Alice in Wonderland: This was a live made-for-TV movie that came out in like 1985. I loved it- even though the Jabberwocky was kinda creepy. I found it on DVD last year, I hadn't seen it in years!

3. Flight of the Navigator: I think I wore out our VHS copy of this movie when I was younger (yes, a VHS tape, I remember life before DVDs!) ;)

I think of Flight of the Navigator every time I hear the Beach Boys song "I Get Around".

4. The Misadventures of Merlin Jones: I watched a lot of Disney movies from the 1960s. This one and the sequel, The Monkey's Uncle, were some of my favorite! (Yes, I'm listing them as one). :)

5. The Princess Bride: "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." When Mandy Patinkin was on Criminal Minds, I kept wanting him to say that one episode! :)

6. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial: I saw this movie in the theater with my sister when I was four years old. **spoiler alert (as if you haven't seen it)** I remember crying when E.T. died. Don't laugh- you know you cried too! I was very happy when he came back to life! :)

7. The Last Flight of Noah's Ark: Okay, I probably really liked this one because Ricky Schroder was in it! (again, for those "newbies", he was my first celebrity crush). Speaking of which, his birthday was yesterday!! :)

8. Big: I think I liked this movie because I wanted to play on that giant piano. I got to see the actual piano (keyboard) from the movie when I went to New York City a few years ago! :)

9. The Shaggy Dog:  And I mean the 1959 Disney version, not the remake from the 1990s. 

10. The Apple-Dumpling Gang: I saw this movie not too long again and it still made me laugh just as hard as it did when I was a kid. Don Knotts and Tim Conway were hiliarous together!

11. Back to the Future: Another movie I remember seeing in the theater. I just remember we had to wait 4 years before the sequel came out (the movie ended with "to be continued" on the screen.) Again, for those new to my blog, I want to leave my wedding reception in a DeLorean! 

12. Candleshoe: Yes, another Disney movie. This movie stars a young Jodie Foster. This is another one I found on DVD last year. Gotta love the classics!

13. Ghostbusters: My brother recorded this movie off of TV, so I watched the tape of it a lot. If you have never seen the sequel, Ghostbusters II, consider yourself lucky and don't watch it!

For more Thursday 13 lists, go here.

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For my drink of the day, I think I'm going to make a pitcher of sweet tea. A while back I discovered Lipton Cold Brew tea bags. You can make the tea using cold water- and it takes less than five minutes. I think it tastes just fine. Add a little (okay a lot) of sugar and it makes great sweet tea!! :)

I couldn't post on my blog today without wishing a VERY HAPPY 41st birthday to former Atlanta Braves pitcher Steve Avery (the Avery behind the "Averyfan"). 

During his years with the Braves
Steve last year at the Braves alumni game

Me standing by Steve Avery's jersey at the Braves Hall of Fame in Atlanta (yes, I'm a nerd!)

Have a great day! XOXO!


  1. Oooh my list would have to include Wild Hearts Can't be Broken!

  2. I loved Mary Poppins and the original Shaggy Dog when I was young. But, I didn't see the Princess Bride until high school though when my BF kept saying that line over and over and over!

    And I hated ET!! I was traumatized by watching this as a kid!! It scared me so bad. Haha.

  3. How fun to see those old movies again! That little girl who played Alice was so cute! And we loved Candleshoe and Mary Poppins, etc. I loved the song that Jane and Michael Banks composed as a want ad to find a nanny.

    If you want this choice position
    Have a cheery disposition
    Rosy cheeks, no warts!
    Play games, all sort

    You must be kind, you must be witty
    Very sweet and fairly pretty
    Take us on outings, give us treats
    Sing songs, bring sweets

    Never be cross or cruel
    Never give us castor oil or gruel
    Love us as a son and daughter
    And never smell of barley water

    If you won't scold and dominate us
    We will never give you cause to hate us
    We won't hide your spectacles
    So you can't see
    Put toads in your bed
    Or pepper in your tea
    Hurry, Nanny!
    Many thanks

    Jane and Michael Banks.

    That was the cutest thing!! (Sorry I took up so much space, but thought everyone needed to see those lyrics. :-)

  4. Loved ET and would have Karate Kid and Goonies on my list!!

  5. I LOVE everything about this post!! From ET to your drink of the day :)

  6. These are some seriously great movies. I think The Princess Bride is my favorite. XO

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