Monday, February 7, 2005

Where The Boys Are

     I love when I read something here in J-Land that triggers a memory or inspires an entry. That happened to me yesterday when I read about a new friends recent trip here to Ft. Lauderdale.

     In 1960 (2 years before I was born) my Dad was in the movie "Where The Boy's Are". Well ... he was an extra in the movie anyway! He was the really cute guy in the really great convertible (photo above).

     Some of you might remember it was a movie about teenagers on Spring Break on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. If you don't remember you can check out some clips HERE  <--

     My Dad lives in New Orleans, I don't see him as often as I would like and writing this makes me want to pick up the phone and call him right now, but I won't ...

     because tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. It's the last day before Lent and the biggest day for parades and parties for Mardi Gras and if I know my Dad he's out partying with the best of them!

                         Throw me something Mistah!

                                      *** Coy ***

14 comments:

suzypwr said...

Your dad looks good in that car! New Orleans - I would love to go some day, but not without a body guard, I am thinking...
xoxo

dcmeyer420 said...

Hmmm... Mardi Gras in NOLA. I check it out every now and then through this:
http://www.nola.com/bourbocam/classic/  

luvmort said...

I am loving this picture of your father. Wonderful shot. Now I am going to watch the movie to see if I can catch him.
He looks so cool!

sonensmilinmon said...

That must've been so much fun for your dad!  My mom was an extra in "Days of Thunder' with Tom Cruise.  No, she didn't meet him but, she had a blast.  Now I want to see if that movie is for rent anywhere, then I can say I read his daughters journal! :-)  Yeah, it doesn't take much to tickle me.

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

judypearllove said...

now just how cool is that? that's just really way cool!!! I remember that movie. I was 9 yrs old and my cousin took me to see it. I just loved that movie. I looked at the film clips it's amazing how much I had forgotten but remembered after looking. my husband and I were extras in a movie about Jerry lee louis and Elvis. It was great fun doing that. I love new orleans and have had some great fun there but never been during Mardi Gras just to old to want to do that now lol

kristeenaelise said...

What a hottie your dad was!!  I went to New Orleans this past summer and loved it.  What a beautiful city!  I've decided I'll live there at one point in my life - even if its only for a little while.  sigh!!

Happy Fat Tuesday!  lol
=) kris
http://journals.aol.com/kristeenaelise/thedailypurge

indigosunmoon said...

Wow!  How cool is that!
And I would love to be in the French
Quarter right about now...
<sigh>
Connie

candace636 said...

How much fun is that?! My dad the movie star?!
Candace

nanmm11 said...

lol where the boys are?? god I used to think I sounded just like Connie Frances when she was singing it!!! lol  in the shower anyway!!! lol One of my all time favorite movies, a true classice when society was young and truly innocent!! unlike today. Wish we could go back to that simple way of thinking and living.Thanks for memories.

sanforized6 said...

I did "FAT MONDAY", by mistake, so I'm getting an early start on Lent. GALB rich

sunnyside46 said...

how cool about your dad being in that movie! i have seen it several times.
I am just getting over mardi gras. My house looks like the parade route right now!
marti

lamove04 said...

Your Dad!  !!!

We had very different type Dads, Coy.
--Albert

alphawoman1 said...

Love the picture...remember the movie!  

slowmotionlife said...

Your dad was a cutie!!  I've always wanted to do Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  My understanding is that you have to rent your room YEARS in advance.  Our old house was/is near Galveston, another big Mardi Gras town.  This was the first year we didn't do the parades, the beads, the boobs, the drunks.  Hell, we didn't even HEAR about the parades, the beads, the boobs, or the drunks.  LOL  Can't say I missed it too much.  But King Cakes.... now, those I missed!!  LOL