Ah, Grease. The movie my parents took me to see and *almost* walked out of.
I felt like such a grown up seeing that flick at age 10. It wasn’t until I bought the Scholastic comic book of the movie that I learned some new words and phrases from my favorite song “Greased Lightning.” Entertaining AND educational.
So below are some thoughts I had at age 10 and now at age 40+
10–Oh, yay! I had no idea this movie had cartoons!
40+ Pretty sure that nightgown is see-through
10–Of course the Pink Ladies are gonna rule the school. They’re SENIORS.
40+ Rizzo & pals may rule the school, but they’ll be working at K-Mart in July.
10–Sandy is so pretty
40+ Sandy is so pretty. Please guard your heart, Sandy. Please?
10–Danny is gross. Even beach-Danny is slimy. Why does she even like him?
40+ Moment of silence for all dancing greasers everywhere.
10–Boys are dumb. All they think about is cars.
40+ “Unless you’ve got wheels and a motor, he won’t know you’re alive.” Preach, Riz.
10– I like Frenchie the best. She’s a good friend.
40+ Sometimes the most loyal and wise friends make the dumbest decisions.
10– I wish I was more like Marty. Marachino. As in “cherry.” Those things are like candy.
40+ — Girls I Know: Don’t you DARE be like Marty.
10– I hope I don’t ever know someone like Patty Simcox. She gets on my nerves.
40+ Patty Simcoxes are EVERYWHERE. Let them do the heavy lifting. All they need is acknowledgement and a round of applause.
10–Cha Cha DeGragorio looks like she’s practically 30
40+ Googled Cha Cha. She TOTALLY WAS 30.
10–I love how they will always be together…even after they graduate
40+ Thank God the memories are enough.