Friday, July 03, 2009

reagan mcfly

when el presidente decides that he really, really likes something, he throws himself into it whole hog. his latest "favorite" is his life jacket. he loves to go swimming and he loves to make a fashion statement. you can always tell which days we have gone swimming because reagan will have his jacket on for the rest of the day.

reagan ready for any monster waves that might get him in the living room:

watching reagan play reminded me of the movie back to the future. a cinematic classic.

Biff Tannen: What are you looking at butthead?
Skinhead: Hey Biff, get a load of this guy's life preserver. Dork thinks he's gonna drown

not that reagan is in any way a dork. he is wonderful and most precious to me.

during my college years, my roommates and i had a neighbor who just loved back to the future, brian emerson. brian was a special soul. you could count on a brian visit like the sun rising, it happened each day like clockwork. he was absolutely head-over-heels-in-love with my roommate jessica. his distinctive slow, drawn-out knock put everyone in the house on alert to his presense. occasionally brian would bring a gift for our house's occupants. oftentimes it was flowers with roots still attached that he had just pulled from a neighbor's lawn. you would often see brian riding his bike around town, disobeying traffic laws, listening to the back to the future soundtrack on his walk-man. brian had the entire movie memorized word for word so along with his visits, you could always count on a few choice back to the future quotes from him. his quotations were always the highlight of his visit.

noteworthy back to the future quotes:

Dr. Emmett Brown: [holding Marty's video camera] No wonder your president has to be an actor, he's gotta look good on television

Marty McFly: Where are my pants?
Lorraine Baines: Over there, on my hope chest

Marty McFly: I just don't know if I can go through with it... hitting on her.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Nobody said anything about hitting her! You've just got to take a few liberties with her. [he winks]
Marty McFly: See! That's what I mean - I mean, gosh! I c-can't believe I'm actually gonna feel up my own mother. You know this is the sort of thing that could screw me up permanently. Well what if I go back to the future and I end up being... [he moves his hands around]
Marty McFly: ... gay?
Dr. Emmett Brown: Why shouldn't you be happy?

Dr. Emmett Brown: I'm sure that in 1985 plutonium is available in every corner drugstore, but in 1955 it's a little hard to come by.

and for those of you in the know, this little gem is in honor of brian emerson:

Biff Tannen: I can't believe you'd *loan* me your car without telling me it had a blind spot. I could've been killed!
George McFly: Now, now, Biff, now I never noticed that, uh, the car had any blind spot before when I would drive it. Hi, son.
Biff Tannen: But what are you, blind, McFly? It's there. How else do you explain that wreck out there?
George McFly: Now, Biff, um, can I - Can I assume that your, uh, insurance is gonna pay for the damage?
Biff Tannen: My insurance? It's your car. Your insurance should pay for it. I wanna know who's gonna pay for this. [shows his shirt]
Biff Tannen: I spilled beer all over when that car smashed into me. Who's gonna pay my cleaning bill?

brian, wherever you are, this ones for you!!!

Don’t need money, don’t take fame

Don’t need no credit card to ride this train

It’s strong and it’s sudden and it’s cruel sometimes

But it might just save your life

That’s the power of love,

That’s the power of love


Will and Natalie Giddens said...

ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh man, that just made my 4th. Thank you.

Becca said...

fun-ny! reagan's a cutie; definitely a trend setter.

Paula said...

Too funny-love me some Huey Lewis and the News. I remember fondly is Brian's BO and how he would get mad at everyone in the house when he wasn't let in or we didn't want to do what he wanted to do. I love all the quotes and love Reagan's vest even more.

Melinda said...

What a funny kid!! He always keeps me so entertained.....

Jessica said...

hahahahaha. "now, now, biff, now..." classic bryan quote right there. i can just hear his voice in my head right now saying it. ahhahahaha. and do you remember that CREEPY time coming back from seeing "the others" (wait a sec, were you with us for that one?) and all the lights were off at our house that summer and he just showed up out of nowhere right behind us on the sidewalk? good times.

Nicole said...

Ok, I love your rug in your family room!! when did you get that! An OF COURSE Regan is a cutie and thanks for the Back to the future quotes! You're awesome!

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

I remember that Jess! And yes, Heidi was with us to see "The Others". It was me, you, Heidi, Scott and Tyson. Or wait, maybe that was to see "Rush Hour 2". I can't remember. Wasn't that the night we were late coming back from a wedding reception and Heidi parked in the front "yard" (term used very loosely. I think front weeds would have been more accurate.)