Thursday, October 25, 2007

You Might Think I'm Delerious

Jay, and Corky recently sent me on a trip through the 80s. What with Jay's post about infamous strip tease scenes, and the oiled up chest of Tom Cruise (neither of which I ever found attractive as a woman), and Corky's 'up close and personal' showcasing of Steve Perry's junk (or wad, crotch, etc). I couldn't help but get stuck in my own 80s trap.

I kept getting songs stuck in my head such as Sting and the Police with "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", and others like that who used to frequent "Friday Night Videos".


The Cars with "You Might Think"

I guess the 80s was alot of things for me... I learned to drive (well I actually learned to drive when I was like 2), I fell in love (many, many times). I obsessed over music, and spent hours in front of my stereo making the ever-popular "Mix Tapes" for myself, my friends and of course my 'true love' of the week. [Note: I still do "Mix Tapes" even today, but now they are CD compilations, or Mp3 compilations]

We went to movies in theaters and hit up the "Skating Rink", and drove around wasting gas and listening to Ratt and Motley Crue, Van Halen, Kiss. [I, of course, got a bit more eclectic than some of my friends, as I got way into New Wave, and Punk, and other genres.

We mall-hopped, and scouted for guys and solved our Rubik's cubes, and teased hair, and shared many laughs about things we thought at the time to be 'out of date', never really realizing just how cheesy and terrible a time we were living in ourselves!

And "Gag me with a Spoon!!" can you recall some of the 1980s Slang??

The 1980s was memorable to many of us for different reasons, but to me, the essence of the 80s was marked by things like "Pac Man", "The Cosby Show" and Cabbage Patch dolls made by my sister (which were way better than the ones that people killed each other in stores for). It was about "Thriller", "Dallas", and "The Dukes of Hazzard"... the dawning of a new age in technology. The CD was born, there were Mullets galore, and benefit concerts all over. Check the 1980s Timeline!

But most of all, the 80s was a time when my family was still full of fresh, happy faces and promises and dreams of the future. We spent time together, and holidays were always full of magic and laughter. I can still hear the echo, it doesn't seem that far behind me; some days, I can still hear the faint sound of bad music and smell the Aqua Net hairspray and perfumes.

Still I can't help but giggle at Steve Perry with that hair, and those tight jeans...

9 comments:

Jay said...

Yeah, the 80s pretty much rocked. Lots of great rock music and wild babes doing wild things. LOL

Joel said...

I remember the 80's as the year I was born :)

Blublood said...

I miss the 80's terribly and especially the cars and the mix tapes but most of all I miss girls in leos and leg warmers like the chick from flashdance...She made me all hot and bothered....

Good post Jax.....Not too long this time....HA!!!!!

Later....

Aunt Jackie said...

Jay! Yes, rocked hardcore huh!! :)) And we did our part to help.

Joel! Thanks ;)

Blu! I bet!! LOL

Love me, love my posts, long or short as they may be! HAHA

Nothingman said...

the cassette the cassette my lovely cassettes....i think that was the time when people really listened to music..on CDs we just skip...

I love cassettes. Still have 300+ of them.
Don't remember the 80's ...

good post!

N

Further on up the road said...

Hmm - the 80's I do sort of write it off as a bad time - I think cos I didn't think there was a lot of good music about and obviously here in the UK we struggled with the Thatcherite boom which I still blame for much of our problems.

But ... 1981 - met my wife I was 17 she was 16. 1981 - 1982 - was in a great prog rock band, we went nowhere! 1981 - 1984 was at college - great times. 1984 got my first job, 1985 got married and bought first house, 1986 went to work in London, 1987 diff job with great company and I traveled a lot in Europe with them. 1989 moved to job at venerable institution in the City and wife became pregnant - our son was born in aug 1990...

So yes the 80s my adulthood without kids bit...

JINKS said...

loved this post Jackie, you helped me remember what I loved about the 80's....all the times with friends, having my first child and watching her grow, had my mom back then..sigh. The movies, my favorite tv shows....now correct me if wrong.....St. Elsewhere's....30 Something....maybe those were the 90's.. doesn't really matter memories are precious. thanks.

Chalice said...

Really the only thing I miss about the 80's was the rock music. To me alot of the dance music that came out I could have done without. And those leg warmers? And dressing like Madonna.. Blech!!!!

Throw me some Ratt, Bon Jovi and being back in High School and I would be happy :) Can you believe I actually miss high school?? Scary isn't it???

Aunt Jackie said...

Nothing! Totally Awesome! ;)

Further! We all have our fond memories... the 80s was an interesting era!

Jinks! I'm glad I could stir some great moments in your memories... ahhh yay! :)

Chalice! I'm completely with ya on this, except I might bump it up to missing right after high school, when I was first in community college--It was a blast!