"Wax on, wax off" has taken on a whole new meaning to me in the last few years, but from 1984 on it meant The Karate Kid. I just saw it at Target for $5 and had to buy it.
Growing up, my friend Brookie (who lived across the street) asked if we could watch this EVERY day. I think we watched it at least 4 times a week, maybe more. So, today, I bought it and dropped it off at her house. I think there were tears in her eyes. We don't see each other very much, even though somehow we ended up in the same city (not the one we grew up in) and even maybe just 2 miles between us. She is one of those friendships that take no effort, are comfortable at all times, but you never seem to be able to see each other.
Remember Bananarama's "Cruel Summer"? And all the other songs totally take me back. My most memorable line from the movie? "Put him in a bodybag Johnny!" in that totally weasel-y voice. Remember?