About Me

My photo
I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Monday, April 21, 2014

R Dear Rocky - Rocky

Dear Rocky,

The Rocky movies formed such a huge part of my childhood.  On rainy Saturday afternoons, my friend and I would sit in her darkened lounge room and watch videos.

We knew that the lolly tin sat behind her father's rocking chair.  We'd pull it out and chew our way through all the classics.  This was the time of the Star Wars trilogy and of course, Rocky.

When I think of my childhood and of that friendship, movies play such a huge role.  In fact, it was her Nana's car that we sat in when we watched On Golden Pond, and her father's car that we sat in to watch E.T.  (Can you believe we didn't review E.T.!)

Movies connect us to people, so I guess instead of talking about Rocky and Micky, or Rocky and Adrienne, or Rocky and Apollo, I've chosen to talk about the relationship between me and my childhood movie buddy at a time when the movies became magic.

As an aside, I give Rocky 9/10 because I can still recite several quotes as if I watched it only yesterday.

What about your review Rocky?


Read Rocky's review here!


  1. What a sweet, lovely review, Jodie. Yes, movies do connect us to people, don't they?

  2. I can't decide which reviews I like better- your ones of the movie relationships or the ones about your own. Great post!! :)

    1. I'm with you, Ava! They both rock, don't they?

    2. Thanks Ava! I'm cheating a bit taking a short cut I think - there are more coming. Jodie

  3. Rocky was my pick for R too. I loved them all but #5.


I love to receive feedback, so please leave me a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...