Tuesday, September 25, 2012

having 'smore!

I've got a group of friends that gather every now and then for 80s movie night. Being children of the 80s we've got a slew of great ones to pick from and even more memories tied to them that we hash and re-hash. It's great fun!

Well, this month we had a few suggestions rolling around with a few strong opinions about a not-quite-80s choice. The 80s die-hards won out (Karate Kid Kid is still as awesome as it was 20+ years ago, Mr. Miyagi is the fount of all wisdom!) but we had a follow-up viewing the next night for the other film.

The night was clear with the first beginnings of the cool, crispness of fall perfect for a campfire. Unfortunately all we had was a BBQ grill in the backyard but it was enough to toast the mallows. Followed by the addition of some chocolate (a little peanut butter for the more adventurous among us) and graham crackers we had ourselves the quintessential summer send-off snack…s'mores!

Have you guessed our movie choice yet? You’re killin’ me Smalls!!

Now? Okay, okay I’ll tell you…The Sandlot!

If you’ve never seen it, you’re missing out on a fabulous flick. A group of boys who spend the entire summer playing baseball and trying to get a signed Babe Ruth baseball back from the killer dog that lives over the fence. Yep, doesn’t get much better than that.

And it’s got to be one of the most quotable movies ever…

*Remember kid, there's heroes and there's legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you'll never go wrong.

*I'm bakin' like a toasted cheese-it! It's so hot here!

*I've been coming here every summer of my adult life, and every summer there she is oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling... smiling. I can't take this no more!
and then after kissing the 'oily' lifeguard...

*Did you plan that?
Of course I did. been planning it for years.

The ultimate of insults...You play ball like a girl!


And in case you’ve never made s'mores (who are you and how have you lived this long?! You have no idea what you’re missing!) here’s a step by step guide straight from the film:

Want some fancy upgrades to the typical s'more? Try some of these ideas… 

And on another baseball note, our Nats made it to the playoffs. Woohoo!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you have this 80s tradition. Hopefully you were all wearing neon.

    Ps. Have you tried smores with Petit Ecolier cookies?