Tuesday, February 08, 2005

All I need is a pair of wheels

I watched part of "St. Elmo's Fire" tonight, and it reminded me of a few things:
  1. How hard and confusing your mid-20s can be. No one ever tells you that in college.
  2. How effing hot Rob Lowe was/is
  3. How badly I wanted to be part of the Brat Pack back in the 80s. I would've given anything to hang out with Rob, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy...oh my God Emilio Estevez!!!
  4. How much I still wish I could be part of the Brat Pack. OMG Judd Nelson, Demi Moore, Anthony Michael Hall. I can't deal with this.

Gary Coleman is 37 years old today. 37!!!! Something about that is totally going to give me nightmares tonight.

Today was a bad day. Not because anything bad happened. It's just that my existence since B left is just a series of bad days and better days and sometimes really good days. Today was a bad one for me. Who knows what triggered it. I find it doesn't have to be something big or even logical to spin me into a "bad spell". But what was important about tonight's sadness is that it resulted in a text message from Diane, sent to make me feel better. I think it's a message from which we can all learn an important lesson. Something that can be applied to every situation no matter how dire:

"The best vitamin for a Christian is B1."

Dammit Diane.


10 comments:

danielle said...

ihatedianesomuch.

Johnny Virgil said...

I am betting that if you really wanted to, you could probably still hang with Ally, Molly and Emilio. I am pretty sure they all work at Best Buy now.

Erik with a K said...

Great now I have that damn St Elmo's Fire theme song going through my head....

it hurts

danielle said...

"The best vitamin for a Christian is B1."

what does this even mean?!

Johnny Virgil said...

[to] Be One...

Erik with a K said...

For you, Sarah

Growing up, you don't see the writing on the wall
Passing by, moving straight ahead, you knew it all
But maybe sometime if you feel the pain
You'll find you're all alone, everything has changed

Play the game, you know you can't quit until it's won
Soldier on, only you can do what must be done
You know in some way you're a lot like me
You're just a prisoner and you're tryin' to break free

Chorus:
I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky
I'll be where the eagle's flying higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion, all I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin', St. Elmo's Fire
wu........

Burning up, don't know just how far that I can go (just how far I go)
Soon be home, only just a few miles down the road
I can make it, I know I can
You broke the boy in me, but you won't break the man


(chorus)
I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky
I'll be where the eagle's flying higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion, all I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin', St. Elmo's Fire
I can climb the highest mountain, cross the wildest sea
I can feel St. Elmo's Fire burnin' in me, burnin' in me

Just once in his life
A man has his time
And my time is now
I'm coming alive

I can hear the music playin', I can see the banners fly
Feel like you're back again, and hope ridin' high
Gonna be your man in motion, all I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin', St. Elmo's Fire

(chorus)
I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky
I'll be where the eagle's flyin' higher and higher
Gonna be your man in motion, all I need is a pair of wheels
Take me where my future's lyin', St. Elmo's Fire
I can climb the highest mountain, cross the wildest sea
I can feel St. Elmo's Fire burnin' in me

Burnin', burnin' in me, I can feel it burnin'
Oooh, burnin' inside of me...

Scott said...

I will punch you Erik - for real that shit better not get stuck in my head.

John said...

that wasn't even the best song from the movie. The best song was "If I Turn You Away" by Vikki Moss written by the greatest music writer of our generation David Foster. btw he also wrote Man in Motion

So if I turn you away
It's really nothing more
Than my way to say that it's over.
If I turn you away
You'll know the reason why
I just couldn't stay anymore

John said...

For Just a Moment is also pretty awesome. And gay.

Mel Mega said...

I almost pissed my pants at the B1 comment! HA!