Saturday, August 18, 2007

High School Musical for Manly Males

Last night, Aaron was going to be at the church working on one of his great videos for the services this weekend.

No big deal.

I've only been counting down the days for High School Musical 2's debut for about....a year now.

I had big plans to watch it.

Got the kids in bed...

Put the pj's on...

And then I remembered...

I can't watch this movie this late at night.

When the songs come on, I have to play it run it through the Bose speakers loud.

This will wake the children.

So I just read another four chapters in my Golden Compass book.

Then, I called Aaron to tell him goodnight.

He said, "Did you watch High School Musical?"

I said, "No."

Then he said something that almost made me drop the phone...but will endear that man to me for the rest of my days. He said...

"Good. I want to watch it too."


He said that.

I stammered back, "Uh...I'm not sure you should tell many people what you just said."

He answered, "I don't care who knows. I like High School Musical and I liked Hairspray."

Those words were spoken with force and confidence.

It made me a little dizzy and hot. I wanted to kiss him.

I'm going to custom order him a bumper sticker that says, "Real Men Love Musicals."

He's such a stud.

So secure in his man-ness.

I've decided that if you are a male...and you are sick of having to pretend like you don't want to see High School Musical...or Hairspray...then we are declaring the Hendrick House a safe haven for all
males who are closet musical lovers.

If that's you...

Then you're invited to come over tonight after the Saturday night service and watch High School Musical 2 with us.

You don't have to explain yourself.

You don't have to pretend it's stupid, but secretly love it.

We won't make fun of you.

We will love you.


The Mosiers said...

You know I am in. I can see the MWLMA (Men Who Like Musicals Anonymous) meeting already...

"My name is Matt. I am a heterosexual male and I like musicals."

The Uptons said...

We don't go to Living Hope, but if we were going to be in town tonight, Maria and I would be there to watch High School Musical 2...for the 3rd time.

We rented the first one over Christmas this last year and loved it so much we were excited about the 2nd one. Only one problem though--we don't have cable. Fortunately for us though, we had to make a last minute trip to Maria's parents house this weekend and they do have DirecTV so we hijacked their TV (much to the chagrin of my father-in-law) and watched HSM2. When it came on again at 10 PM we started watching, but decided we couldn't stay up that late...who were we fooling?! We watched it all over again and loved it!

When we went to bed Maria asked me, "is it okay if I tell people that you like both of the High School Musical movies?" I told her it was okay if she told people that WE watched it and enjoyed it, but I wasn't too fond of her telling people that I liked it. Now I will stand unashamed and tell the world (or at least everyone who reads this blog) that I LOVE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2! You just have to see it! --Matt (not the Matt mentioned in Heather's blog)

Hendrick Family said...

Two more bumper stickers, coming right up.


Garratts said...

I watched it last night after I TVO'd it. I needed to watch it before the kids did to make sure it was as clean as the first.

It was.

This time more music, more dancing! So you men be prepared. I loved it, although the story line wasn't as good, the music and dancing was better than the first one.

The kids will watch it tonight after church.

Garratts said...

But Mike won't need a bumper sticker. He is still in denial that he likes it.

Reese made him watch it with her one day.

Melodi said...

The kids and I JUST finished watching it (Sat. afternoon). We loved it. I agree, the storyline is not as good, but the music and especially the dancing was even better than the first! My favorite song was the one Troy sang on the golfcourse!

Ryan Price said...

When I was flipping through the channels last night, I noticed it was on... and I almost made a bet with Sara that your next post would somehow be related. I could be a rich man.

I like musicals alright... but, I think the next topic you should bring to the light is: "Men How Like 'Girly' Drinks & Food Items and Think It's Stupid That Our Culture Genderfies Them"!

And Aaron told me that he secretly likes some strawberry thing at Starbucks... so, I know he will be in on this one too. Don't deny it... it's just not fair that women get to enjoy the better things of life when it comes to food and drink! I PROTEST!!

Hendrick Family said...


Our house can be the safe haven for all heterosexual men who love musicals AND who drink pink poodles and strawberry fraps, but make their lady friends buy them, so the people at the store do not know the girlie drinks are for the guy.

Good luck naming your support group though, Ryan. That's a lot of words in that non-homosexual disclaimer.

And let's just go ahead and open up this safe haven to all men who take baths and read books while they are in the tub.


The Kramer Family said...

I need to get with the times.

I've missed your last two post. And also just watch High School Musical #1 just two weeks ago.....seriously. That's sad.

I'm bummed I missed tonight. I will have to see it really soon!

Fo shizzle.

the Apels said...

I have been giggling since the beginning of this post because the whole time I was thinking of my incredibley sweet and most definitely female loving husband. My Charlie does LOVE musicals!! I think that was one of the top 5 things that he had to divulge that no one knew about him when he got "tagged" by Aaron.

Charlie's working on the house tonight but when I called him and told him about your post he chuckled really loud and said, "You know I'm not ashamed! Tell them I'm bummed that I'm going to miss it."

BHG & Co. said...

If I was in town (which I am obviously not, because you are probably watching the show as I type), we would watch it.

It is a little known fact that I was a theatre major in college, and though I was never in a musical I would have been. One of my favorite shows is My Fair Lady. And though I know they are not technically "musicals" (being animated and all) I still know every song (and probably every line) to Aladdin.

All that to say this: Though I have not seen the High School musicals or Hairspray, I would be in. Though, no bumper sticker for me please... I loathe bumper stickers, but that's another post.

(p.s. though I like musicals, but I will always think baths are strange - you know something reserved for children and women needing a Calgon moment... he who has ears, let him hear.)

Hendrick Family said...

We just finished it!

And let me tell ya...

I will be saying, "Give me a beat" for the rest of my life.

That was great.


All drummers in my forewarned. One day, I will say, "Give me a beat" and you must jump right in...okay! I can't wait!! It will be one of the highlights of my life.


D.O. said...

will there be a second screening? I love musicals. And I enjoyed the first HS musical. And I really do love Zach Efron... I think that's his name.

BrunerAbroad said...

I hate to be a party pooper here but I was a bit disappointed...the story line was good and clean but I felt like some of the girl's clothes were lacking in the modesty department...I was concerned for the little girls I watched it with that they were thinking they needed to wear necklines that low as well. One of the 8 year olds said, "I think number 2 was not as appropriate as number 1." But I will say that we have been mimicking Troy's golf-course-sand-throwing-I'm-gonna-change dance ever since...that was great...especially his reflection in the water...there was a lot of laughter in the room.

-Bruner the Bummer

Hendrick Family said...

I agree...but I was impressed that NOT one of the girls was wearing a bikini. They all had tankini' that was great.

And yes...the story line...WEAK. I liked 1 way better than 2.

I didn't know why in 2 the voices were so robotic. Those kids can really sing, so I don't know why they synthesized them!


Anonymous said...

Thought this was interesting:

"Disney’s Friday night premiere of High School Musical 2 broke new records on cable television, according to the Nielsen ratings.

17.2 million people tuned in to watch Zac Efron and company. That’s almost 70% more than tuned in for the series finale of The Sopranos earlier this year.

High School Musical 2’s TV debut was

- The most-watched basic cable television program of all time.
- The most-watched basic cable movie of all time.
- The highest-rated television program ever for children age 6 to 11.
- The most-viewed Friday television telecast, cable or broadcast, in the past five years."

So y'all aren't crazy but I guess I am b/c I don't even have a clue what it is about or who is in it. We are in the no cable club. It's not a very fun club. Connie

Ber said...

i just might be real high up on the list of "most obsessed with high school musical one". if i could sing in any sort of key, i would probably do nothing other than run around singing this movie.

camp prevented me from seing it EITHER friday OR saturday. i will have an emotional breakdown over this movie soon.

so, i'm no heterosexual male. but this is called the "i'm a heterosexual female and i'm obsessed with high school musical and desperately need someone with tivo to let me come grace their couch with my presence" club.

and, i feel like it might be a good idea for me to join a "insomniacs non-anonymous" club as well.

your friend d.o. basically thinks i'm psycho. :) love that.

i just hope you know that my heart basically jumped out onto the floor with that one word: "YOU!" at church. seriously. i felt like...a celebritys friend. not because i think you're a celebrity, ((although...)) but because i feel like someone who is just becoming friends with a celebrity has to have that defining moment of "wait a minute.....they really do like me!" that's how i felt today. not that before now i thought you didn't like me. dang, i'm talking in circles and this only makes sense in my head. just like everything else....

and since you're still's my "i need older people's help in my life and if i ask my dad he'll probably disown me slash make me disown my car." i know, for a second you probably thought this might be some uber-spiritual "give me your wisdom" moment. but, it's not.

i haven't changed the oil in my car in....about....15, maybe 18 thousand miles. but i added more oil to it, so it's full to where the little stick says it should be. is that the same thing?

or is that like....trying to put on the new without putting off the old...and it just mixes into one big mess that doesn't help anything nor do what it's supposed to? did i just relate my car problems to things i learned from you? yes. does that make me feel like it's more okay to be asking you about cars? absolutely. or like when you were a little kid and you had piles and piles of clothes that your mom told you to fold and you just folded the top layer and put it on top of the rest of the wadded clothes, thinking mom wouldn't know the difference?

i feel like nobody would pay money to have their oil changed if buying the carton at the gas station and adding it in did the same thing.

so, maybe i just answered my own question? or maybe we've just gotten THAT lazy in america that we'd rather pay money for someone else to do it than for us to do it. dang....i mostly feel like most things i say can be analogized into something else of purpose and value. which is almost as good as just saying all the things of value to begin with. and maybe even better, because it forces people to think.

or it makes their brain hurt. just like this comment.

amber "if you see me on the side of the road, my car probably broke and perhaps exploded, so please stop and help me" penn

Hendrick Family said...

Oh my WORD...Amber. I've MISSED YOU!

You can sit on my couch and look at my Tivo.


I'm still laughing at you!


BHG & Co. said...

hey amber...

I don't know you, but I thought I would answer your question....

yes you did answer the question for yourself, we are not yet quite THAT lazy in America. Changing the oil involves draining out the old oil, changing the oil filter, and putting in new oil. You can usually get it done at Wal-mart or some other place for less than 20 bucks... just bring something to read or do, depending on how busy they are you may wait a while.