Wednesday, March 28, 2012

another list

Week 48 of the Wednesday lists.
Things I learned from 80s day

I should wear more eyeliner.
Hot rollers really are a miracle tool.
Walkin' on Sunshine is still my anthem.
Pink lipstick is not for me, but slightly bigger hair is.
Lining the inside rim of your eyes does make them pop, but it sure makes them burn.

80s music = big fun
I really love Ronald Reagan.
I really, really loved high school.
Most people actually look better in bright colors.
I miss fads. Where did they go? Why don't we have fads anymore?

Nobody really looks good in neon.
I was really great at being a teenager.
I look "so pretty in all that makeup", according to seven year olds.
200 people all singing "Don't. Stop. Beeeeleeeivin'..." really is awesome!
Having the body for spandex really isn't reason enough to wear it outside the gym.

It really is all about the clothes.
If you have a chance to dress up - do it.
Rubics cubes are still fun, and Bon Jovi is still hot.
Pegging your jeans is much harder when you wear wide legged trouser jeans.
If you put 200 people in a room and call it a dance, less than half actually will.

Life is sweet, any way you slice it.


lubna said...

Oooh, I remember Rubics cube. The first time I tried to solve it, it was frustrating. Then (and I still don't know how), I managed to crack it and went on a cube-solving winning spree for quite sometime thereafter.

rachel awes said...

i love that last colorful doo!
+ our 15 yr. old son is SO into the rubics cube now! just yesterday he was THRILLED to receive a new one in the mail that turns more quickly + smoothly + he keeps working on his record ~ love it!
+ sweetheart, i would rollar skate w/you anyday! xox

Tracy said...

Oh, this is sooo sweet... and look at these BEAUTIFUL 80's-clad kids! I really had to laugh at the "nobody really looks good in neon" I've been seeing a bit o almost neon colors in some of the fashions over here, and some things very scarily like 80's revival in lots of the clothes. And it's interesting, I think I appreciate Bon Jovi even more now. :o) Thanks for the fun, Relyn. And don't you stop believin' ;o) ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Love the hair. Wonderful photos.

When I think of the 80s I always think of Designing Women. Those southern belles were the best! Nothing better than Julia Sugarbaker going off on some dweeb male who deserved her wrath.

Big hair and women with attitude. That's my memories of the 80s.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

I haven't visited in a while, but so loved this post, this list, this zest for life...that I just had to let you know!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh those *kidlettes* are so cute!!!

Glad you loved HS, which I take it, was in the 80s.

My HS ended in 1954, and college in 1958. Followed immediately by marriage and children. So HS is way too long ago, to even consider. ,-)

"If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others."
~Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Claire said...

What an awesome post! I'm so toying with the idea of an 80s party for my birthday this year!

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Thank you for the fun re-visit to the 80's! The kids look so cute! We need to your big hair and lots of makeup look!

Amy said...

And trips down memory lane make the perfect last-minute getaway! :)

Loved the list! And you're so right on everything . . . especially that Bon Jovi is still hot! :)

Mac n' Janet said...

I enjoyed high school too, met my husband there. The 80's are when our daughter was in high school and I remember that as well, though she was never very trendy and "walked her own way". No one looks good in spandex, that's right up there with leisure suits and white shoes for men.

Debbie said...

Ah the 80's. Of course I was finishing college, getting married and then having a child or two. But I do have fond memories.

Nat said...

I'm an 80s child/teenager :-) Still love the music and made hair!
Thanks for the memories....

Marilyn said...

How totally fun! I hadn't thought about the fads thing, but you are right - where are they? Is it that no one lets go of their phones long enough or is that a fad too? So sweet!

Simone said...

That was my era of growing up too. I remember the legwarmers, Bee Gees and skating rinks. So many cool things to do and look forward to.

Writer Lady said...

If you have 200 people in the room and they're all square dancers, most will dance. The others may need to rest a bit before beginning again.

Loved the 50's. From where I sit now, it seems like an enchanted age.

Imagine boys standing on a corner watching all the girls go by and just wishing they could meet up with them.

susanna said...

Hah! 80's music brings back good memories although back then, I was an artsy teenager who always wore black and listened to sad alternative music on my ghetto blaster. Depeche Mode still has the power to instantly send me into a daydream.

Jennifer Richardson said...

you're adorable:)
love your list!
a big pouffy hug to you
(and your hair!)

krista said...

i can't believe that i am now officially old enough that the 80's dances are the new 50's dances from my childhood.

Jeanie said...

What fun! I loved high school, but I'm pressed to remember the fashion or music without looking back. It was just a good time!

Chris said...

totally agree with the spandex thing. yikes! I was SHOCKED when James told me that so many of the kids knew nearly all the lyrics to several of those songs! So sad I missed it. :(

gkgirl said...

i love love love love LOVED this post.

serious rad awesome love.

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