Flashback {one}

Last night, a random quote from a movie popped into my head:

I see pride. I see power. I see a badass mother who don't take no crap off nobody.

Then my mind was instantly filled with memories. Good memories all stemming from the movie Cool Runnings. Aww, Cool Runnings. We had it in VHS and watched it all the time. Speaking of VHS, remember actually having to rewind things? Craziness. But, back to Cool Runnings.

That movie inspired me and my brothers. For a little while, I knew I wanted to be a bobsledder. No joke. Maybe I felt like I could relate to the Jamaicans who had no snow to practice. I lived in Arizona. Glendale, Arizona. Snow was not right at my doorstep. So, my brothers and I practiced bobsledding using our wagon. We turned the handle around so the front person could steer. We practiced on our street. I even remember practicing while camping. We were legit. Legit while the movie inspired us. While the movie made us want to be destined for greatness. Greatness in bobsledding. Then we moved on to something else...Mighty Ducks probably came out about then and inspired us to be ice hockey players.

Oh the memories. I had such a good childhood. This memory makes me want to hunt down Cool Runnings and force my brothers to watch it with me on Thanksgiving. Then maybe we could pull out the wagon and do a little street bobsledding. Of course, we would have to find a VHS player first...that may be the hardest part of my whole plan.


  1. I love that movie!!! Times a million. So much fun.

  2. Feel the rhythm, feel the ride, get on up, it's bobsled time!!!

    Heck yeah, I love me some Cool Runnings! And I definitely remember the goodness of VHS tapes. I want to find a VCR actually... you could get so many movies for crazy cheap!

  3. The "bobsleding" was safer than the hockey. I believe it was you that sent me to the hospital from a roller hockey game, thanks


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