Friday, May 12, 2017

Aaaand Scene!


I haven't watched Adventures in Babysitting in years, but I think about it an inordinate amount for someone who is not a big fan or frequent watcher. That is entirely attributable to one thing about the movie: Brenda's experiences in the bus station.
Every time I'm in a crazy or weird scene - typically downtown during one of my lunch walks or during a commute - I think I am Brenda. I am Brenda in Adventures in Babysitting and everyone around me is fucking crazy. 

I feel like finding a payphone, closing myself in the booth as I'm watching the shit go down, and calling my bff on the phone to describe the scene. Which makes sense since I am most comfortable in any situation as an observer. I associate it with a desire to share stories. Sometimes sharing is a vehicle in which I can flex a writing muscle. Sometimes I share in hopes of making people think or laugh.

Sometimes I just need to tell people that I saw a woman hand her teeth over to another woman to hold in Dollar General on Wednesday, casual as you please as she said, "Hold my teeth. I forgot to get the Pringles."

Wednesday was a Brenda day for sure. And that bitch Chris never came to pick me up.

 Other I'm Brenda moments here and here.

Enjoy your weekend, and may you not pick up an oversize sewer rat because you have misjudged it for a kitten.

17 comments:

  1. The stuff we see living in the city - but oh man I dont think I would have known what to do if I saw a woman say hold my teeth LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Haha oh my goodness! I haven't seen that in forever either! I love watching people and group texting my best friends what is happening around me. Happy Friday!

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  3. Jmj and lol on the teeth. I am way sheltered since I am mostly a homebody. The city is interesting, to say the least. and there's always the train 🚂. Happy almost weekend! Love. Your. Momma

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  4. hahahaha I'm almost in tears laughing at the teeth. The pringles! Priorities, man. I like her already.

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  5. BEST MOVIE EVER. It was on Netflix for a while, may still be there? Whenever I take my contacts out and can't find my glasses, I have Brenda vibes.

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  6. I literally snorted laughed. This is STILL one of my favorite movies.
    & I always say I'm Brenda too when I get in sketchy downtown situations.

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  7. i've never seen that movie, but that clip is funny.

    and i second stephanie's comment.

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  8. One of my sister and me's fav movies ever. I still love Tab soda and always cracked up when Chris thought Brenda finally "spiked your mom's Tab with Drano"

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  9. WHAT. Ewwww.... lol. I have those moments every single time I'm in Drug Mart- which isn't often. But every single time seriously weird shit goes down....

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  10. LOL... post of the week right here. "Hold my teeth."

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  11. Hahaha OMG on the hold my teeth. I was in Marshall's last night and the woman behind me in the (very long) line was chewing some kind of taffy as loud as you can even imagine. I almost went out of my mind. The line was long and every time I inched up she inched up right behind me, so close. I was about to march out of the store, but you don't find cute Dr. Scholl's wedges for $19.99 every day so I stuck it out. Though I'm clearly still scarred! :)

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  12. Eeeeewww! The fact that her she asked her friend to do in is gross enough, but in public?! People have no shame.

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  13. This is one of the first movies I ever remember seeing. I used to watch it all the time...we would rent it from the 'video store" and I bought it on DVD when I was a teenager.
    Legitimately one of my favorites ever!

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  14. Hold my teeth????? Hahahahahaa I have heard of hold my beer moments but that surely puts a new outlook on it. I loved Adventures in Babysitting and I have surely had some Brenda moments too.

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  15. I love that movie. Maybe we could sell Daryl? You think? Seriously though Brenda's bus station scenes are amazing.

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  16. hold my teeth?! ew. lol. i have never seen this movie! clearly i'm missing out.

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  17. I just watched this movie about a week ago. It had been years. I LOVED it still.

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