Friday, November 14, 2008


This goes out to all you Sixteen Candle fans. This movie came out in 1984 but is still a classic today.

I remember having all my girlfriends at my house and we would watch this movie over and over. Needless to say Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) was my and a lot of the other girls first crush. One of my favorite lines comes during the father/daughter talk when she is crying over her crush. He says to her "That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they would call them something else."

We were so in love with Jake that we tried to take his picture on the TV so we could hang the picture in our lockers (unfortunately, the flash prevented this). We all dreamed that the ending would happen to all of us or at the very least one of us.

Happy Birthday Samantha. Make a wish,
Well, it already came true.

Enjoy Jake and Sixteen Candles


Andrea Perlik said...

I remember those parties! I actually took a picture of the TV when he came on the screen and still have it somewhere.

MB said...

I know that I took a picture of Jake leaning against the red porsche waiting for Samantha as she came out of the wedding...alas it was hard to see much of Jake due to the flash from the polaroid that was used at the time. I think I lost the picture when the family moved to Florida...who knows where it it now??? Mind sharing yours???