Everybody Dance Now!

It’s no secret that I was a big JTT lover growing up. I thought Jonathan Taylor Thomas was such a dreamboat and fell in love with him on Home Improvement. For those vegetarian readers out there, did you know he’s a vegetarian?


Eat your heart out, ladies. (I probably could’ve thought of a better expression for vegetarians, huh?)

Anyway, for me, JTT reached his peak in the movie Man of the House. I’m not gonna lie, I still love that movie. Chevy Chase + JTT + Farrah Fawcett = Win.


My favorite scene in the movie occurs when JTT, Chevy Chase and the other members of the Indian Guides do a rain dance to C&C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat.”

Everybody dance now!”

Not only is that song absolutely fantastic on its own, but it always reminds me of Man of the House and my long lost love for JTT. Basically, I love it.

When that song came on during the biceps track of the BodyPump class I took at the gym today, it took everything I had not to drop my weights and do my own rain dance in the middle of the room.

You should probably listen to it right now. Your Monday will be a little brighter, I promise.


Breakfast this morning was the old stand by.

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A chocolate peanut butter cup smoothie! Nice and portable because I’m taking this baby to go.

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I’m off to the Social Security office. Any guesses what I’m doing? I’ll give you a clue: It’s something I should’ve done months ago.

Weekend Catch Up

Playing catch up from the weekend? Here’s a brief summary:


  1. says

    I love JTT too! Although Ryder Strong, Shawn from Boy Meets World, was the one who really made my heart go pitter pat!
    I’m guessing you are changing your name. 🙂 I still have some things to change, even though we’ve been married since August!


  2. says

    haha, I was so the same about JTT and LOVED Man of the House! I watched it over and over, and that was also my fave scene!!!! I always used to have my own dance party 🙂

    Of course I knew he was a vegetarian…I totally wrote him a letter and said that I was also a vegetarian (even though I was not), just so he might like me. I also made sure I was interested in all of his other interests as well (like fly fishing…) haha. So silly.


  3. says

    JTT totally wallpapered my bedroom walls and locker door too! And the C+C Music Factory had me dancin’ in my desk chair on this otherwise dreary Monday morning.



  4. says

    Julie – I CANNOT believe you posted that this morning! Home Improvement was my favorite show growing up, and just this morning I caught an episode at the gym – I even tweeted about it!


    There is just something about Tim Allen that I love! Buzz Lightyear over Woody ANY day!

    Oh, and yes – JTT was pretty cute too! I was more of a Devon Sawa girl growing up – remember him?! 😉


  5. Courtney says

    I’m totally still in the process of changing my name and its been a year, lol! I have spent several months with different last names on different documents haha


  6. cait says

    ahhhh fun 🙂 ohmygosh and i seriously started cracking up watching Man of the House. One of my favorite movies of course and always loved the dance scene (which yes I’m currently listening to as we speak) “EVERYBODY DANNNNCE NOW!” xo


  7. says

    too funny! every time i hear that song i ALWAYS think of the rain dance scene! haha, i remember going to the theater to see man of the house…they had a double feature that day, huckleberry finn followed by man of the house. i was all about JTT!


  8. says

    Oh my gosh!! I’m so glad someone else remembers that song + dance and + movie! I recently put it on my workout mix and all I get are crazy looks from my fiance when I try to reenact the dance scene.


  9. megan says

    Hahaha. That music video cracked me up, love the 90s.

    Name change? I think I put that off for a little bit too, it’s like going to the DMV, not really a fun errand, but it’s cool when it’s official to share the name of your husband (or hyphenated, whatever you will end up doing)


  10. says

    omg “man of the house” is such a great movie!! i saw it again for the first time since I was in elementary school last year and loved it just as much. and the “gonna make you sweat” dance scene is so my favorite too! that song doesn’t get old. thanks for the flashback! hilarious.


  11. Carrisa says

    I definitely just downloaded this song! Adding it to my running playlist right now, just gonna have to keep myself from dancing too much on my runs now! 😉 Talk about a throwback! Loved JTT!


  12. Rachel says

    I had a major crush on JTT too! Definitely had a poster of him on my wall.

    I can’t believe you’re just now getting your name changed! I actually work for Social Security so I had my manager do mine as soon as I had my marriage certificate. 🙂

    Brides-to-be, don’t worry, it’s not difficult! Just remember to change your name with Social Security before you go to the DMV. All you should need to bring in is your license in your old name, an original copy of your marriage certificate, and (for some states) the application for your marriage certificate.


  13. says

    Good luck with your name change 🙂
    I hope the wait isn’t too bad!
    & I LOVE that movie too! How funny- thought I was the only one that still liked it! I also love the movie Jungle 2 Jungle with Chevy Chase…so cute.


  14. says

    Once I read the title of your post, I immediately started dancing the running man in my head! Don’t ask… hehe =] Getting your name changed??!! Nice, I still haven’t done that, and it’s been over a year! oops =]


  15. Heather says

    Yes!! I had that same picture hanging on my wall from Teen Bop magazine! Man I loved him. He was replaced by Justin Timberlake and his crazy afro after he feel off the face of the planet but I will always have a soft spot for JTT. Have at Social Security! I sat in the Denver office for so long to get my name changed on my social. I hope that your office is not as busy as ours.


  16. Lindsey says

    omg JTT was my favorite too! I had a whole wall of my bedroom covered in magazine pictures of him. And I was obsessed with Man of the House! so funny. 🙂


  17. says

    Oh good luck with the SS office. I have to say changing my last name was a big ol’ pain in the arse! Seriously! I tried and tried to get my hubby to blend our last names: McCord + Owens = McOwens.

    How fabulous is that?


  18. Gillian says

    I used to have the biggest crush on JTT! And then my dad was working on a movie with him, so me and my best friend got to meet him! Can you say nervous??


  19. says

    Changing your last name? I’m about to do this in a few months and I have no idea where to start! Sounds like a complicated process that I’ll probably put off, too 🙂


  20. Yolie @ Practising Wellness says

    Oh my gosh I remember that movie, I used to LOVE it! 😀 Thank you so much for brightening up my afternoon! I’m listening to the dance song now…love it! 🙂 xyx


  21. E says

    I was a big JTT fan myself. I loved HI (still do – have some of the dvds) and I can still remember seeing Man of the House in the theatre – love it still! 🙂


  22. Kristine @ Running on Hungry says

    I LOVED JTT & Man of The House (I’m pretty sure I still own the VHS!) but I think Wild America ties that for first for favorite JTT movie. JTT + Devon Sawa? Win-win!


  23. Lee @ in the pink of condition says

    Does anyone know what ever happened to JTT? It’s as if he vanished from the face of the Earth!


  24. says

    JTT – swoon! I loved Man of the House – and the raindance was definitely the best part! I also loved Wild America – JTT and Devon Sawa…I was in tween heaven.

    I’m guessing you are getting your name changed! I put it off for a while after we got married, and then decided that waiting wasn’t doing me any good, so I went and sat the SS office for about 9 hours (or 45 minutes, whatever) and got it changed officially.

    Have you seen the episode of FRIENDS where Phoebe goes to change her name??? Princess Consuela Banana Hammock – love it!


  25. Whitney says

    Ah! I loved JTT!! I even wrote about him in my diary, which I just found a few months ago in my parents garage. It was definitely full of major LOLs and my husband loves to take it out and read passages and laugh at 12 year old me.


  26. says

    OH how I adored and LOVED JTT! I had posters of him on my wall and watch Home Improvement, Man of the House and Wild America obsessively.

    Gosh he looks so young in that photo! Like 8 years old, haha. Makes me feel OLD!


  27. Anne @strawberryjampackedlife says

    You’re just now changing your name? I got married on May 21 and my new license came in the mail on June 18. A friend of mine waited for a few years and then had to pay some fees since she didn’t do it in the grace period!


  28. says

    OMG I loved him even wrote him a letter and got a “signed” picture back.

    Too bad you didn’t mention the social security office sooner, you can just mail your stuff to the one in Orlando and save the headache. That’s what I did and I had it in about 3 weeks.


  29. Emily@RunningPerspective says

    what did happen to JTT haha he was the bestt

    good luck with the name change!!!

    ps your smoothies put mine to shameeeee!


  30. Theresa says

    LOL, Julie you are a riot!
    I always look forward to your blogs in the morning (have to start the day off right… (o: …)! I could not figure out the song and looked it up at work; the girls here were all about dancing to it! I live in Michigan and do BodyPump as well and have to ask, do you know what BodyPump release you are on? The gym I attend is launching BodyPump 78 tomorrow and I cannot wait! But having C&C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat” in the mix would not want me to switch up tracks.


  31. Natalie says

    Your post today made me smile and I now have the rain dance stuck in my head! That scene is one of my ultimate favorites! 🙂


  32. Emily says

    I crushed HARD on JTT. He was totally the Biebs of our generation! You know you’ve made it big when you hit the covers of Teen Bop, Teen Beat, Teen whatever. Then we all grew up and moved onto Leo DiCaprio after “Titanic”.

    PS – Julie, I stumbled upon your blog a couple weeks ago and I can’t get enough of it! I always look forward to what you will come up with next. Keep it up!


  33. says

    Loved JTT and that movie!

    But even more, I loved Jonathan Jackson and “Camp Nowhere”. 🙂

    Name change time! I’ve been married almost 3 years and still haven’t changed my passport. Oops!


  34. says

    I’ve recently been revisiting my childhood crushes. I wish I saved all those old copies of Tiger Beat so I an giggle at how obsessed I was. All of us should start a list of the 90s crush-worthy guys and have a where are they now blog! I keep it no secret that I’ve always been in love with Hanson, so I can get that page going!


  35. says

    Ohhh emmm jeeeee! I’ve been following you for about 15 months and have been so nervous to leave a comment (no idea why!). After reading about your love for JTT, Man of the House, and the rain dance, I knew I had to comment. Definitely my favorite…also, his squirrel named Numb Nuts! (I’m so mature. Ha!) Love the blog!


  36. Mel says

    Great call with Man of the House! I need to DVR that next time it’s on TV because it truly is a classic. One of the opening scenes when Farrah tells Chevy that breakfast is usually yogurt, fruit and granola (after he makes a huge breakfast fail) is what I think first inspired me to try the concoction. Now even the mention makes me hungry!


  37. Amanda Jewell @ Science&Bananas says

    Um I was totally obsessed with both JTT and Devon Sawa (umm hello Now and Then hottie)! Sadly, they both kind of peaked at around 16 🙂


  38. says

    Oh I loved JTT! And that movie was awesome 🙂 Every so often I see that it’s on the movie channels we have.
    I was so sad when he left Home Improvement! Also did you know that show first started 20 years ago?! And I didn’t know he was a vegetarian.


  39. Mandy P says

    um, i can’t believe you love that movie too! in all honestly, my girlfriend memorized the dance and i could probably show you 75% of today if you asked me! i heart jtt too!

    btw, an eggwhite sandwich with jam rocks my socks. thanks for the gift julie!


  40. says

    Ha! I love that song and that’s definitely one of my favorite parts of the movie.

    Too bad that WAS his peak, I had such a crush on him and could have used more face time of him.

    Good luck over the next two days, had my first BodyPump experience last Monday and recovered by Saturday! Great work out though!



  41. Katie says

    I loved that movie, too!! I have had that song on my iPod a few times and I get a little giddy when it comes on during my run. My boy and I have also recently started watching Home Improvement dvds at night, we are both big Tim Allen fans 🙂 The library is great for finding old shows on dvd that are surprisingly always available…haha


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