David Tomlinson was featured on Nerd Boyfriend today, & I remembered that I'd saved a bunch of Bedknobs & Broomsticks screencaps I found here to my computer. So I thought - why don't I throw those up on the blog? And I did. As you can see.
I love B&B. I will probably never own a cat, but if I did - I'd name it Cosmic Creepers.
When I studied abroad in London I never read or heard the word "Portobello" without immediately playing the song in my head. It honestly took every ounce of restraint in my body not to sing the song while walking down the street. At least under my breath. And I'm genuinely shocked at my own behavior by the fact that I didn't put the song on a playlist, put it on my iPod and listen to it while slowly walking (SO many people/tourists) down the actual road (eating various foodstuffs, because that's what I did the few times I braved the crowds there).
I totally listened to the Marie Antoinette soundtrack while walking around Versailles.
Just kidding, I didn't do that because I didn't have enough time to go to Versailles while I was in France (& when I did visit Versailles in high school the movie was still just a glint in Sofia Coppola's eye), but I may have listened to the soundtrack at Hampton Court Palace (which I KNOW isn't the same). But it did set a nice mood for me while I wandered.
Another study abroad memory about B&B. My friend & I were walking through a strange residential area on the outskirts of Glasgow on the way to the random (I say random, I mean cheap) hotel we were staying in and for at least 15 minutes we talked about & sang "Beautiful Briny Sea" (much to the dismay of all Scottish passersby). Apparently her dad used to sing it to her at the beach as he pushed her around in a tube or some other type of flotation device. This memory (of talking about her memories / singing a jaunty tune) is one of my most distinct memories from our travels while we were over in Europe. Oh the random things our brains choose to latch on to.
Finally - just say "The Island of Naboombu" aloud right now. How enjoyable, right? NABOOMBU.