Monday, May 04, 2009

Is it still an 80's flashback if you can't remember the 80's that well to begin with?

I am sitting here at 10 pm listening to a variety of 80's songs, thanks to Mr. Lady's post about her poor hubby's reproductive death. Sadly, my weak, exhausted brain couldn't focus on more than the title of her post, referencing "Don't you want me Baby?" . I simply had to google it and watch it on You Tube. One thing led to another, as a random You Tube search is wont to do, and I found myself listening to Men at Work, (love the kangaroo hops!) and a Cyndi Lauper compilation that just spoke to me. (yes. I have been drinking. It is Sunday night and Patrick is WORKING AGAIN. Tell me you wouldn't be knocking back a wine cooler or two? Eh? I thought not.) Seriously though. She rocked. I love a woman who is able to dress however the hell she wants.

Onward!

I love 80's music. And their videos are so much more fun than the ones today! Do we even HAVE music videos anymore? Am I that old that I have no idea what is on MTV nowadays?

The funniest part? I was born in 1976. And I didn't get "into" music until I was at least, oh, 12? I can distinctly remember listening to UB40's version of Red, Red, Wine in my bedroom on my brand new "boom box." (the small, cheap version. Remember those? The ones with a cassette player, big clunky buttons, an antenna and a large, circular speaker. I was SO proud!) So all of these 80's songs I didn't really "hear" until I was in high school. In the 90's....

Even better still, is the fact that I am going to hold this post off until MONDAY night because I want to have a day off from posting. Not that I feel obligated. Not by any means. But I wanted my daughter's beautiful leaping picture to be on the front page just a tad longer.

Also, I am feeling a bit melancholy over the loss of Patrick's grandma on his dad's side. She was well up until recently and went downhill quite rapidly. We are both feeling sad that she's gone but sadder still that we didn't get to see her much these past 5 years. She did get to meet all 3 of our children and was extremely active and lively all of her years... Still. There is some guilt in my heart that we didn't make more of an effort. Another reason for the wine cooler? Perhaps...

Hug your family and call a relative you haven't spoken to in a while. Do it today, ok?

11 comments:

Nap Warden said...

So sorry for you loss:(

Justin & Kristin said...

I LOVE THE 80's!!!
I was born in 77 and started the music craze around the same age as you.
I would listen to the radio and make mix tapes with the songs off the radio. There was always a sec or two of missed music at the beging of all the songs!! Oh the good old days!!!
As for the wine coolers...you go girl, I am a red wine gal. Makes the night nice after the baby goes to bed.

Have a wonderful week ;-)

Allison said...

80's music always brings me back! - usually to my older sister's bedroom who had the tape recorder . we used to tape the songs off the radio, write down all the word, and learn to sing them by heart. occasionally we would break into a made up dance routine as well....aaahhh those were the days

Tonya said...

I'm sorry hon that you lost a loved one. And the 80's I don't remember much of them either though I was alive :)

mom2three said...

I love the eighties...just about everything about it...the music, the outfits and the movies. And I agree with 3 kids and a hubby at work...wine coolers are a must!!!!

kirwin said...

Does "Somebody" count as 80's music? My mom always asks, "What was that awful song you listened to over and over again?" LOL

I'm sorry for your loss. If anything, it is a good reminder to say I love you now, not later.

Michelle said...

I totally had one of those boom boxes too...and shh...but I actually STILL have it! Ok not here with me, it's in storage, but I had it up until we moved to MD. Joe used it in the garage to listen to the radio when he was out there working or whatever :)

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Patrick's grandma.

Laski said...

All I can say is that I saw UB40 in concert (boy, do I have a story to share with you!). And, Huey Lewis, and Michael Jackson, and Richard Marx, and the 80s classics reunion tour (I can't even remember who was there . . . one hit wonders I'm sure).

Sorry about grandma. Never, ever easy to say goodbye . . . I'm glad she had a chance to meet the kiddos! And hey, no regrets. Only leave room for a lot of great memories and a lot of love.

anymommy said...

Always excellent advice. I'm really sorry about your loss. I do know how you feel, I have several people in our family that have never met our kids and won't live forever. I know I should make an effort, but flying around visiting with toddlers? arg.

Anyway, glad you found a little solace in cheesy music and wine coolers. THat sounds fabulous to me.

CaraBee said...

I'm catching up. I was born in 74, so I had a few more 80s years to enjoy the music. I still love it. I am so sorry about your husband's grandma. I just found out today that my grandma has breast cancer. I need to call her. Life is too short.

Mr Lady said...

I certainly is a flashback. I have Nam flashbacks all the time. And I was born in the 70's, too. :)

Sorry about your grandma. My kids grandmother was just here for a visit, and everytime we see her, I dread more the day they lose her. It's a tough thing.

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