That’s right readers, today is Souzapalooza’s 33rd Birthday!
I thought by 33 I’d be married with a few kids and a flying car, but sadly flying cars haven’t been invented yet. I blame Robert Zemekis for this disappointment… Hill Valley 2015 was teaming with flying cars! The way today’s economy is and infrastructure set up that would be required, i don’t think we would all be able to afford or safely get around in flying vehicle in 3 short years. We don’t even have hoverboards – normal or the powered pit bull ones that float over water!
As for the disappointment in not having a signficant other – I don’t blame myself on this one, I blame John Hughes and Cameron Crowe. I live in a world of perfectly adequate men, but I am patiently waiting for my iconic 80’s boyfriend to bump in to me on the streets of New York. A cross between Jake Ryan and Lloyd Dobler.
Jake Ryan, 16 Candles’ the handsome popular guy who “wants a serious girlfriend…someone [he] can love and that will love [him] back” or so he tells Farmer Ted over pretzels after his insensitive bimbo of a girlfriend, Caroline, wrecks his house. What girl doesn’t want a guy who will admit that?
And can we talk about Lloyd Dobler? John Cusak’s immortalized character from Say Anything. Just an average guy who wants that chance to love a girl, slightly out of his league. He knows what he wants in life. As he proclaims to Dianne’s dad at the end of the movie is “what I really want to do with my life – what I want to do for a living – is I want to be with your daughter. I’m good at it”.
So until I get my flying car and my Jake Ryan/ Lloyd Doble hybrid boyfriend, I will just have to drive my regular car and keep my eyes out for my future husband.
- Why wait until 2015 to get a Hoverboard? (redferret.net)
- Cameron Crowe’s Best Musical Moments (spinner.com)
- How John Hughes Made Quirky Girls the Most Beautiful (bellasugar.com)