|Happy birthday to me...and BTTF!
||[Jul. 3rd, 2005|05:11 pm]
|||||Back in Time - Huey Lewis & the News||]|
Today I am 15! Whohoo! Now I can start nagging Mom to let me get my driver's permit. She's all freaked by the idea, for some reason. :-P
Today my fave film -- Back to the Future -- is 20! Sweet!
Yeah, so I wasn't born yet when BTTF came out. Lame. I guess my parents saw it in the theater when it was out, so maybe I was there in spirit. I saw the movie the first time when I was six. It was the summer of '96. My parents went out somewhere on a date, so Zoey and I were stiffed with a babysitter. Nicole Jennings, the 17-year-old neighbor down the street got the job. (I guess she's married now, with a kid. Man.) She watched us a lot in those days. I think she wanted to talk to her boyfriend on the phone or something, so she brought some videos over, and one of them was BTTF. I think the fact it was the only movie she had with her that I hadn't seen was a reason why it was popped into the VCR. I totally dug it on first viewing. Doc Brown was just so cool -- and the time travel! He was a total inspiration. I'd kill to have a time machine as bitchin' as the DeLorean.
So, yeah. I got my parents to rent the sequels -- I never knew they existed -- and the rest is history. It sucks that I was born the same year the last movie came out -- I feel like I got gypped with a lot of that stuff. If I ever build a time machine of my own -- ha ha -- I should go back to July 3rd, 1985 and catch the movie in the big screen run.
Oh, and again, it's my birthday today. Mom got me a couple new videogames, and Zoey gave me a Nintento-related t-shirt from Hot Topic. Dad gave me money and passes to Universal Studios Hollywood to use in August when Zoey and I visit him in L.A. Haven't heard from any friends, though, since it's the 4th of July weekend. Everyone's out of town or whatever. Boooo. Mom's working tomorrow, natch, covering some story at the park, so I have no idea what's going down here. Zoey will probably hang out at her boyfriend's place.
Gonna watch my BTTF DVDs now. Heh.