Some of the blogs I read are doing a theme this weekend, it’s "The 80’s" so, that’s what I’m gonna blog about today. The 80’s, what I remember, what I was doing.
Hard to believe, what seems like yesterday was 20+ yrs ago. I think the best part of the 80’s was having my boys. I was working and traveling, did a short stint at a newspaper (had a perv for a boss who was always bugging me to pose for him, photos, and in a bikini of course! pffft Like I would just jump at the chance).
Music wise, I think what stands out the most, Spandau Ballet, Huey Lewis and the News, Wham, Michael Jackson, Thriller, The Police, Bruce Springsteen. I remember being in Acapulco about 1985 and a cute guy who worked at the hotel would come and talk to me while I was out by the pool, he saw that I had the Springsteen cassette and told me it was his birthday, and wouldn’t it be nice If I gave him something… LOL I knew he was scammin me, but he was cute and nice, so I gave it to him. My Sharonna and George Benson’s Weekend in LA both hold special places in my life. I’ll leave it at that. I loved George Benson, still do.
I got to see parts of Europe and take a Mediterranean Cruise. Spent a lot of time in Hawaii.
During the 80’s I lived in Oregon and Washington State.
TV shows I remember, well, like Bob, I remember MTV was actually about music and videos. I loved watching,Werewolf, oh and Star Trek with Captain Picard started in the 80’s. I was never a "Dallas" fan, but I did enjoy, Night Court, Magnum PI, Moonlighting (loved moonlighting), Unsolved Mysteries, and yep I used to watch Three’s Company.
Movies, all the ones that Bob already posted plus, Goonies, Highlander, Beverly Hills Cop, Dirty Dancing, Better off Dead.
Toys, I remember the big Cabbage Patch craze. Because I had boys, I know who HeMan is, and not only still have him but almost all of the bad guys. When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out, my brothers went crazy, and so did my boys, (yep I have tons of the originals) GI Joes, the small ones from the 80’s. Transformers, and Autobots. Have, have, have. lol Hotwheels, tons of them. I remember the Care Bears, and My Little Pony, but my oldest wasn’t really impressed with them. lol Ghostbuster figures, yep and I still have them. OH Thundercats cartoon! My oldest loved that one.
My boys and the fun things we used to do, are some of my best memories. I remember being in the Theatre watching Ghostbusters, putting my younger son in his stroller and walking there. We used to walk all over the place, and in the summer the town we lived in had "playtime and arts in the park." My boys always loved that. When we lived in Sunnyside Washington, there’s a big Hispanic community there, so for Cinco de Mayo, they would close off main street and have a huge celebration. I tasted my first Fajita in the 80’s, and my first Fish Taco. Dang, now I’m hungry, guess I’ll go see what I have for lunch. Soooo, what are your memories of the 80’s? BIG HUGS, Steph
I don’t have a scanner, so, these are the only "80’s" pics I have to show…