Monday, June 23, 2008

Wax on, wax off




"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?

4 comments:

Paige said...

Brooke Anderson? I always wanted to be like the guy on the karate kid who went to the halloween party as a shower.

Through the Looking Glass said...

Oh, I always loved that movie - Cruel Sumer played when they were all at the beach bonfire kicking around the soccer ball, right before Johnny showed up on his dirtbike. Hot. My mom cut my hair in the Ralph Macchio for the better part of my elementary school years. I never thought Ralph was hot, but Johnny sure was.

karey m. said...

it's always the way, right? the friendships that take the least effort are given the same.

too bad. i'm going to start working on this in my own friendships. thanks for this!

Michele P. said...

now this post took me back, as I graduated in 1984... my hubby still watches all the Karate Kid movies, and I still listen to my
80's music on satellite radio and Dish network... those were the days... and the horror of it all? 80's music is now considered OLDIES!!!