standin' tall – on the wings of my dream

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt
I know the HOT n SUNNY weekend is coming up but I’ve already gone on about what we’re up to this weekend. We’re already going to watch Rescue Me tonight and everyone knows the Draft is tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll be able to get out to the beach and do fun outdoor things. I’ll be sure to post some pics when I can but here’s what I just feel like talking about this morning…
I’m on an 80s kick recently. I was Kelly Kapowski (msn display pic) all last week and this week I’ve decided to be Tutti. Not sure what I’ll be next week… although I got a lot of laughs and an instant conversation starters with the pic of Bugs Bunny in drag I had up for a while…I guess it’s nostalgia, although my sister would say I’m not allowed to be nostalgic about the 80s since I was so young. I was born in 1980 so most of the ‘pop culture’ I would be mostly familiar with would be the late 80s/90s.

If you haven’t noticed already, the 80s are “back”. Not necessarily in good way (come on, leggings? Why not go all out and break out the neon slouch socks!), they’re back in a re-hashed, ‘oh i remember that’ kinda way.

There’s a consumer focus on my generation. We are becoming parents (not me – don’t worry mom!) so the toys on store shelves are appealing to us as much as the kids. Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Kids etc. A leathery Hulk Hogan is wrestling again (when did this happen?) and Joey McIntye shows up on ‘Dancing withthe Stars‘ (every girl at some point was probably imaging herself married to him by now).

So here’s my question, you’ve got the popular Growing Pains and Who’s the Boss with the catchy opening theme music that everyone remembers, but what about the lesser-known shows that I KNOW people watched but barely talk about … (or even want to remember :p). Drop a name, lyrics to a theme… try me, it’ll make me smile.

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  1. Miss604Friday, June 23rd, 2006 — 12:46pm PDT

    um okay i’m commenting on my own post… but i just read the ingredients on my wrap in french and it listed “anana” and that reminded me (being in french immersion) watching Telefrancais… with Anana! (now the theme is stuck in my head)… okay i’ll get back to my lunch now…

  2. AnonymousFriday, June 23rd, 2006 — 12:51pm PDT

    A : Anana
    B: Banane
    Reminds me of Kindergarten.

    Today’s special, Family Ties, Silver spoons….

  3. melFriday, June 23rd, 2006 — 2:54pm PDT

    I was thinking about Alf the other day… I was never really into it but there were MEGA Alf fans and I have *no* idea why??

  4. babyboyFriday, June 23rd, 2006 — 3:00pm PDT

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  5. babyboyFriday, June 23rd, 2006 — 3:07pm PDT

    okay u asked for it!


  6. Miss604Friday, June 23rd, 2006 — 3:41pm PDT


  7. JennyFriday, June 23rd, 2006 — 4:57pm PDT

    I have to say youtube has saved me from boredom induved lunacy at work many a lonely night. I love searching the funny commercials or weird people dancing or even checking out clips from shows I’ve missed or music videos I’ve yet to see.

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