Sunday, September 20, 2009

Farrah Flip and the Nut Huggers

I am the best aunt in the world. Seriously. Just ask my niece, Hayden. She will happily show you the "stuffy" (Hayden for stuffed animal) I bought for her, then she'll tell you about the crafts we made, the banana chocolate chip muffins we baked and our visit to the pet store to play with the kittens and look at the bird with the funny name.

She will confirm I gamely played "doggy goes to the vet" and pushed her endlessly on the swings. She'll giggle when I mention how she got my pants all wet when we paused to splash our feet in the water during our walk along the docks, and she might even remember that I took her for ice cream and let her drink almost a whole can of orange pop.

All of this we accomplished in one day, the day we got to spend together, just the two of us with no parents and no little sister. It was an awesome day that I hope we'll both remember for a long time.


And with respect to the title of this post:

The next morning, while my brother made us all pancakes for breakfast, an episode of "The Littlest Hobo" came on. The episode was called "Boy on Wheels" and it featured a very young nobody from Scarborough in the role of "Tommy." Tommy sported an awesome Farrah flip (even 17 year old boys couldn't resist it's allure) and some very tight short-shorts. So the title of this post is the name of my new band, in honour of a native son who will hopefully never forget his roots.

Sing along everyone!



Addendum:

Sadly, I couldn't find video footage of Mr. Myers and his iconic look, but here and here are some stills from the episode I located through Google Images. Ah internets, I think I love you <3

4 comments:

Mindy said...

Yer a good auntie.

I loved LH when I was a kid. I used to cry when it signed off.. and wave at the t.v. saying "bye Hobo"... not sure why I was so sad...

psychsarah said...

Sounds like you and Hayden had a fantastic day! She will certainly remember how much fun Aunty is. I love to do such things with Hannah too-I'm hoping to scoop her overnight some time soon, so we can have even more fun!

I'm laughing at the name of your band. That's grrrreat. I can't watch the clip because I'm at work, but I can picture it vividly with your description. I loved this show as a kid too. I didn't know they still aired it. I'll have to watch for it.

kendall said...

Sorry to disappoint you Sarah, but the video sadly doesn't feature Mr. Myers. Luckily I have found some still shots which I have now added to the post. Enjoy!

Katie said...

hey, maybe your band can open for Puffy Stallone and the Venomous Regulars (TM)
:)