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Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's the 80's, Baby!

Since we’re all new here, I think I should let you know just a little about me.  Hopefully, you’ll see a bigger picture that gets fleshed out over time.  For now, I want to give you just a little random insight.  I’m all about the random joys and trivia in life.  There’s a little fuzzy math here on my age.  I’ll be upfront with you.  I’m 42, and I’ve earned every day of it.  Our age tells so much about us because it puts us in a specific “when”.  This is about part of my when.

I admit, I enjoy 80’s techno pop and junk food.  I’m a baby of the 70’s and hit the sweet spot of music by being in high school in the 80’s.  This was also the coming of age of Doritos.  How many long band or choir practices or parties involved orange nacho cheese coated fingers.  And then, as if it couldn’t get any better – Cool Ranch Doritos.  HEAVEN to a teen!

All the while there was great music going in the background.  Music so great that you hear it all the time in grocery stores.  These are the songs that get stuck in your head.  You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a record baby, right round, round, round.  Okay.  Hand’s up.  How many of you actually had a record player?  I did, it had a picture of a back pocket of a pair of jeans on the lid.  If I say, “Oh, Yeah” are you immediately picturing Ferris Bueller and a flying Ferrari?

Maybe “enjoy” is too mild for what this is.  Maybe it’s a special kind of love that is reserved only for your first crush.  Not the kind that ended in hurt and angst, but the kind that ended with the cancellation of CHiPs or just outgrowing whatever band member that graced your bedroom wall.  Unlike these, I can get my music fix or a bag of Doritos any time.  That is why I also enjoy Zumba and will be burning off some chips in the morning, also all the fun Easter candy that made its way into my mouth.

In case you’re wondering, it was John Taylor from Duran Duran on my wall. So now it’s your turn.  I’d love to know a random bit about you and your when.


  1. OH my gosh! I totally had Duran Duran on my wall as well. :) We are the same age (I'll be 43 in August) and our music DID rock! :D

  2. And it still does!! I just heard a remix version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" at Crate & Barrel.

  3. LOL I skew just a teensy bit younger, I'll be 36 this summer. I was all about New Kids on the Block and had the biggest crush on Kirk Cameron... and Michael J Fox, who was probably almost old enough to be my dad.

    1. Hello... Kirk Cameron! I would run upstairs after we got in from church on Wednesday nights to catch Growing Pains and Moonlighting.

  4. Well I'm not quite as young as you are. You are the age of my youngest sister, my book end who is 9 years, 3 weeks and 15 days younger than me.

    MY when was sigh...David Cassidy and Donnie Osmond. double sigh. I wanted to BE Marie Osmond but wanted to marry Donnie! lol We grew up without tv, so I couldn't tell you who was the big stars of the time. I do remember talk in high school about Charlie's Angels but I never saw the show.

  5. Being Marie Osmond and marrying Donnie Osmond might just have been a problem!! You are too funny!