As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Monday, June 11, 2012

The ABCs of Me


Grease is the word....
My all time favorite movie, without a doubt.  I can remember sitting in the theater in Sylacauga.  It was afternoon.  I was sitting in the seat closest to the curtain against the wall.  I left that theater wanting to be Sandy.  Not the slutty, curly headed Sandy.  The sweet, pure, bobby sock wearing Sandy.
 I can quote the movie from beginning to the end.  I can sing every song, complete with dance moves (and yes, it is as pathetic as it sounds).
 When my big kids were little, I must have showed them the movie twenty times.  No, I didn't realize how crude and inappropriate it was until about ten years ago.  I also really thought that Fonzie slept on that pull out couch.
 I know that all of the actors and actresses were in their 30's, playing high school kids.  I know that it was a knock off of the Broadway show and that in itself should make me hate it.  I know that Olivia Newton John has little acting skill and even fewer dance skills.  Doesn't matter.  Still love it.
 No matter what kind of day I have had, not matter what has happened in my life, no matter what anyone has said or done to me, this movie makes me happy.  Just hearing the music makes me smile.  Just looking at these pictures make me a little bit giddy and longing to see the movie again.
 Think what you want....In the words of Rizzo, "There are worse things I could do...."


  1. saw it in the theater when I was in like 3rd grade - and then got the album for my birthday!! :) When I saw the like 20th anniversary movie w/ my husband - ummm - 20 years later, I was totally shocked at the innapropriate themes in the movie!!!!! My parents must have had no idea (my siblings took me to the theater!). BUT I still will watch it any time it comes on TV!!! and I know all the lyrics too! :) GReat memories!!

  2. Were you with us in the 6th grade when they played some of the album in class - must've been music class? I started lip-syncing and ended up with the whole class watching me, but I was singing to Amy because she was sitting next to me, and she got embarrassed and yelled, "Why are you singing to ME?" which kind of ruined it. That was my first taste of the limelight....which I didn't taste again until college. Started to let my kids watch it a few years ago, then we got to the part about being a defective typewriter - switch. Good music!