Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It’s my Birthday!

Ok today’s my birthday and with that I’ll take that literally to start- a-new today!   I can’t believe I’m 37!  I really do feel 25 most of the time, except when I think back to the things that ‘kids today’ just don’t get, yet they make me smile .
  • It was safe to walk to kindergarten alone (ok that one is sad)
  • Riding in the rear window of the car
  • Riding in the back of the el Camino
  • Watching my brother fall out of the car because we stuffed about 15 kids into the Nova to go to Dairy Queen
  • Going to the BANK with my ‘passbook’
  • Holding a paycheck in my  HAND
  • Having a console TV, console RADIO, and DIAL BUTTONS on my radio
  • Changing the channel with pliers
  • TV dinners in aluminum
  • Sticking the big extra square thing in the middle of my record player so the 45’s would play.  
  • Getting  home before the streetlights turned on
  • Bubble gum cigarettes (can you imagine giving them to kids today?)
  • Where’s the beef
  • Centipede
  • Asteroids 
  • Sticking the quarter in the Nintendo so the game would stick so I  could play Super Mario Brothers
  • Speak and Spell & Merlin
  • Tab 
  • Not eating the RED M&M’s because they were cancerous  

  • AquaNet
  • Crimpers
  • Giant Hair
  • Boys had tails
  • Roller skating (chess-a-rina for my pgh friends) 

  • RECORDS, 8 Tracks, the first CDs, BETA, VCR
  • Dance Party USA
  • you can’t do that on television “I DON’T KNOW”
  • Punky Brewster
  • Silver Spoons
  • Dukes of Hazard
  • “Bright Light, Bright Light”
  • Watching Marlena get possessed
  • Smurfs
  • Slap bracelets
  • Jelly shoes
  • Pegged pants
  • Giant shoulder pads
  • Laura Ashley
  • Sweatpants with ONE leg pulled up
  • 2 pairs of socks one to match your shirt - one to match your pants
  • Spending 10 min trying to put my jeans on in the AM, then not being able to breathe for the next 8 hrs
  • Ripping my  jeans and REALLY aggravating my parents
  • Stretch mini skirts, hypercolors t-shirts, (I have pictures, you know who you are and are lucky I’m not posting them).
  • HAIR METAL (although most of my friends didn’t like it until years later)
  • Girl bands (ok I was in one, we sucked – “angels without halos” LOL!)
  • waiting until Friday night 9PM - MUSIC VIDEOS
  • New Wave
  • Side B,
  • 10 speeds
  • 30 lb bikes
  • Writing on jean jackets
  • Boom boxes on your SHOULDER
  • Break Dancing
  • Really wanting the "yellow" Walkman!
  • Footloose
  • ALF
  • Love Boat
  • Night Rider (yea my ring tone is Night Rider right now)
  • The facts of Life
  • The Breakfast Club
 That's all for now.  2010 is almost over and I'm glad!  I'll write more soon I promise, I have much to catch everyone up on!
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