Good morning !! And welcome to the first official day of “Retro-licious” here at Words Become Superfluous !!! In case all of the exclamation marks didn’t give it away, I am so excited that you’re here !!! This week is going to be about seven kinds of awesome, and I don’t want you to miss a bit of it. If you haven’t had a chance to check out yesterday’s kick off announcement yet, here’s a quick overview of what’s happening:
Inspired by the “Summerlicious” food festival that happens in Toronto every July, we’re celebrating “Retro-licious” from July 22nd – 26th! All of our regular menu items – like today’s “My Life as a Movie Monday”, for example – will be served with a very special vintage twist. And of course I have a little something extra planned, too. Click here for all of the details.
Today’s movie selection is brought to you from the year 1994. Allow me to set the scene for you: these were some of the most popular songs of the year. (Some dedications: Andrew, the first one is for you. And Dave, that last one is yours, obviously. Meet me for a karaoke date later?)
Now that we’re all feeling the ambiance, let’s talk about last week. Last week, I:
- Skipped out on my responsibilities and;
- Spent a lot of time outdoors and;
- Spent time talking to some good friends
So, last week, my life as a movie was: “Camp Nowhere”
Ahh, the 90s. When movie protagonists could be named “Mud” and still be cool. This film wasn’t exactly known for it’s stellar plot and solid acting, but I didn’t care; it came out when I was eleven years old -and the idea of running your own summer camp?!? With no parents and with Jonathan Jackson and his dreamy eyes?!? Best. Summer. Ever.
Incidentally, I went to summer camp for the first time ever the following year, and had a ball. One of the girls I met there is still one of my closest friends today – and we’ve gotten into all kinds of shenanigans over the years. Jonathan Jackson would approve.
Don’t forget to like and comment on today’s post to score your contest entries! And come back tomorrow for a little trip down memory lane that I like to call: The One with Amb at the Airport. See you then!