It’s always the 1980′s in my heart!
Okay, it’s not always the 1980′s in my heart. But it’s definitely the 80′s on my playlist (The Cars, anyone?) and this weekend it is my 1983 high school reunion.
Yep, I’m 48. And thank you for lying to me about not looking 48 because I count on that to feel better about the fact that THREE DECADES have gone by in a flash(dance).
Several reunions ago (there have been so many, they tend to blur together) I wrote down several things I missed about 1983. In honor of the weekend’s festivities, I’ll share a couple here…
I miss 1983 because my parents paid the bills, the average mortgage ran $335, gas was 81cents a gallon, and you could buy a six pack of beer with a five dollar bill and get change back.
I miss 1983 because though hair was unnaturally larger, breasts were naturally smaller.
I miss 1983 because when I turned on the radio I heard Journey, Prince, Loverboy, Michael Jackson, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the J. Geils Band, Foreigner, The Police, Toto, and John Cougar…. and they weren’t playing on the oldies station.
I miss 1983 because every guy I knew may not have had a car, a job, or any prospects, but he did have his hair.
I miss 1983 because when the teenage eye rolling thing happened, I was the eye roller and not the totally lame parent.
So, enjoy this fine summer weekend. I will attempt to while I reintroduce myself to people who won’t recognize me even after reading my name tag.
And if you have anything you miss from the ’80′s, send me a comment, and I’ll add it here or on Facebook.
Happy reminiscing & Happy e-Reading!
(Oh, and there’s a BEACH READ SALE on Amazon! Get some get-away for .99 cents!)