Back when I was an undergrad, I worked at the commencement ceremony one year (Is it just me, or shouldn't "commencement" come at the beginning - when one commences with studying? I guess no one would want to go to a "termination" ceremony. Or maybe they would, but it would be VERY different than our… Continue reading Rebellious or Unobservant?
Back in high school, I had a hard time learning to style my hair. Having a cowlick smack dab in the middle of my forehead (thanks, Dad!) ruled out all center part hairstyles. Come to think of it, that was probably a blessing in disguise. I really came into my own when I learned the… Continue reading 80s Hair Revival
Somehow at work the other day we were discussing a household where three unrelated adults were living in a two-bedroom house. One of my coworkers asked if the two women were sharing a room and the guy was pretending to be gay. We were off to the races after that. Suzanne Somers was our overwhelming favorite… Continue reading Common Culture
A couple weeks ago I was shopping for some clothes for work. I found a really unusual print blouse, and I wanted a cardigan to go over it. It was in the earth-tone family, but with pops of bright colors. I knew I didn't have anything at home that would match. I went through every… Continue reading Garanimals
As I was web surfing a while back, I stumbled across a post entitled "Reflections on Jake Ryan of the John Hughes film 16 Candles'." I sat back and got comfortable since I knew I would read it to the end. Like seemingly everyone else in my generation, I saw 16 Candles. I could so… Continue reading 80s Movies Warping Influence
Last weekend, one of my friends held a birthday party with a theme: Shoulder Pads and Pleated Pants. No wonder I am still so stuck in the 80s - my friends are, too!!!! I love it! The price of admission was dressing up in one of those two (or both) items. Up until the night… Continue reading Invention’s Mom
In my ongoing quest for new blog topics, I discovered a delightful site - First 50 Words - that provides writing prompts and a writing sample of what the first fifty words might look like. It is definitely part of my RSS feed, and I've bookmarked so many of the ideas. Today is the first… Continue reading Mixed Tape
Lately, not only have I been listening to old time radio shows, I had a new discovery that is quickly becoming a favorite. Did you know Pandora has an 80s Cardio channel?!?!? It is now all I listen to on my neighborhood walks. Not only have I been listening to A LOT of the music… Continue reading Nostalgia – 80s Style