There has been some criticism of the new Honda CR-V commercial with Matthew Broderick reprising his role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So I gave in and watched it this morning. People have said that Matthew Broderick is a middle-aged man, not the youthful teen he was in the movie. I’m certainly no spring chicken; it was the summer before my senior year when the movie was released. The commercial was not shot in Chicago as the movie was; well, if you were going to shoot a commercial in Chicago or LA, which city would you pick?
Near the end of the commercial, Broderick says “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Life moves pretty fast. If you didn’t stop and look around once in a while, you’d miss it.”
I may be one of the oldest moms waiting outside the preschool door. I may feel like some days all I do is laundry. It seems like my whole day is in the kitchen, feeding someone or washing dishes.
But as I sat and watched Matthew Broderick run around like a teenager, I realized that just this year, I acted like a teenager, too. Well, kinda.
I may have not jumped on a float and sang in a parade, but I was cheered on when I walked 39 miles in Chicago for breast cancer research.
I terrified my almost four year old daughter with a canoe ride on a Pennsylvania river.
I rode my favorite roller coaster with my daughter, who was just tall enough this summer to ride.
I’m certainly not a teenager any more. But I’m going still going to act like one every once in while, and ride that roller coaster! Ferris Bueller was right. Life does move pretty fast. My 42nd year was pretty darn good. 43 will be better yet! (Did I mention today is my birthday?)
Serve me up a slice of that sweet ‘n sour life!
And here, just for fun, is the Honda commercial:
27 Replies to “Serve Me Up a Slice!”
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! It's great to act like a child every now and then… or once a day!
Hope you enjoy your bday!
Thanks, Kasey! So far, it's been a lot of fun. 🙂
Why would people criticize that commercial. I thoughly enjoyed it! I love the movie and still watch it when I get the opportunity.
Thank for sharing the commercial with me. I hadn't seen it before.
I know! I thought the commercial was so fun! And that movie is definitely one of my favs, too.
Ginny, happy birthday! What a great post, so fun. I'm glad you're enjoying yourself and thanks for sharing the commercial. I hadn't seen it. I'm a sucker for anything 80's, too. Have a wonderful birthday!
Thanks, Stacey! I had a great birthday, and now I want to see Ferris Bueller again!
Don't we all need a little recessnow and then?
Happy, happy birthday!
Recess is the perfect way to put it, Amy!
Happy Birthday!! I thinking acting like a teenager keeps us young. Or at least feel young! Hope you find some time for some silly indulgence today!
We went to a great restaurant called the Choo-Choo, where your meal are delivered by train! Tonight, Ed is taking me out to a grown-up restaurant, sans children. 😉
Happy birthday to you! Hope you took a day off like Matthew did!
I did take the day off! Today, however, I have some catching up to do! 😉
You are only as old as you act.
YOu can think like an old person (hehehe), but if you are riding your roller coaster and walking 39 miles and doing crazy things–THEN you are not old!
I like your attitude! I don't feel old! 😉
Happy Birthday (again). I am go glad I have cool friends like you who will alway be older than me. You are so cool and fun I never worry about getting older because I always say "Ginny" is older than me and she is still cool! You just keep getting cooler!
Right back at ya, Tricia! 😀
Happy Birthday!! Here’s to staying young!
Thank you, Jade!
Happy 43rd Birthday! That's awesome!! I LOVED watching Ferris Bueller when I was young so this is pretty cool to me. I hadn't even heard about this commercial so thanks for posting it. Cute :).
It's fun, isn't it? I especially like the museum part!
Happy Birthday! I love Ferris Bueller!
Thank you, Emily!
Wishing you a very happy birthday!!! Oh and I'm older than you and still love roller coasters and riding the rapids 🙂
Thank you Audrey! See, getting older can be fun!
Happy birthday Ginnie! And many happy returns. Have a great day.
Loved the advert by the way.
Thanks, Mara! What was the ad when you were looking on my site? It switches around…right now I see an exercise one!
Happy Birthday! I liked the commercial and it's true, get out there an live your life!
Hope 43 is a great one!