My class reunion looms near. This weekend, in fact and I'm thinking it will be fun and I'm going to have a good time.
It's the season though where we all look back and reminisce and look at the present and evaluate and look to the future and dream a little. We have a few vanity moments and second glances of insecurity. Then, let it go.
I've had a few thoughts lately that have made for good thinking, but a mighty serious blog and well, frankly, I just don't have it in me to be super serious all the time. It's not my make up.
So I thought today, I give you my great 80's list. Everyone does it. It's totally over done. You can pull up the lists of 80's pop culture everywhere, I mean, God bless Google, right?
Anyway. I just thought I'd leave for you what parts of the 80's got captured in my memories as I'm looking back and ahead all at once, getting ready to go back and be a part of the Class of '89 once more.
And as a side note, it does ring true, doesn't it? You can never go home again. Not like it once was, you just can't. Our lives are designed to keep going forward.
So my mental 80's montage goes along like this in no particular order other than that's the way it jumped into my mind.
pinned, rolled and cuffed jeans or pants, so tight at the ankles it was stupid
long sweaters and leggings
splatter paint clothes
boat shoes with bare feet
the tucked in baggie shirts
China Beach--what a show
Ferris Bueller's Day Off--Amen and Amen
Pretty in Pink
one bare shoulder
Michael J. Fox
Flock of Seagulls--that hair
John Cougar Melloncamp
Cabbage Patch Kids
scratch and sniff stickers
friendship bracelets & pins
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Valley Girl Speak
multiple ear piercings
slouch boots--man it was hard to give those up
take off hozer--Strange Brew movie ref
Time After Time
80's Things Particular To My High School
cheerleader vs. pom pom girl aka white bows
post football dances in the gym
cheer camp & the spirit award
lunch in the commons
study hall passes from Miles
Miles and his noises
band room home room--the best
marching band half time shows
band trip to Florida
Jazz pictures at the Hard Rock
wrestler's pin tradition--when the wrestler got a pin the cheerleader gave him a pin for his warm up and a kiss
seeing one of the fastest pins ever--Gary R. under 5 seconds I believe
divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived
swing choir's purple satin pants---hee, hee, hee, hee
student parking lot
What a walk through the 80's. I could keep on strolling, but I have things to do in the here and now. Have fun with the memories.