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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friday Fun 80's Style

It's Friday, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!!! I am excited for the week to be over. Because of the weather, I got behind in many things. I am still making my way through comments, so please forgive me if I have not responded or visited yet, I will very soon, my friends. You are all very important to me.

Today I'm going to have some fun and share a little of my 80's childhood. Before Steven and my Boys from Boston, Aerosmith, there was a boy band that owned me heart and soul. 5 sexy lads from Britain known as Duran Duran. To say I was in love with them is like saying Alaska's just a tad cold in the winter. I was OBSESSED. I had a 6 foot by 5 1/2 foot poster of them on my bedroom wall. I had the buttons, the notebooks, the tee shirts, the pencils and all other manner of paraphernalia that had those lovely lads on them. Even a pencil case. Yikes!

I spent junior high rushing home to watch the after school jam show on my local station to catch their videos. Like this one...



 And yes, before Johnny Depp there was another man. The sexy dark-haired student of Mr. Miyagi, one Ralph Macchio aka Daniel-san. OMG, was he a hottie. Lord, did I obsess over him, too. Just look at that feathered hair!



I had his posters, his pictures plastered in my locker amidst the ones of Duran Duran. So, I really can't be too hard on the Bieber girls and Robert Pattinson freaks. I'm right up there with them, only a couple of decades older.

Anyone else out there care to admit to teenage crushes and music obsessions? Come on, you know you want to. LOL Have an awesome weekend. 

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  2. I had (and still have) a crush on Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and had a huge poster of her in my room. It's o.k..my wife knows :)

    I really liked Duran Duran's music back in the 80s. Hungry Like the Wolf is still one of my all time favorites.

    I always love reminiscing about the good old 80s, thanks for the post :)

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    1. Wonder Woman was a fave of mine, too. I wanted those red boots.

      Hungry Like the Wolf is one song that will get me going any time. I still love it even though I am more of an Aerosmith girl now.

      I'm so happy you enjoyed my trip down Aqua Net Lane. :)

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  3. Dear Lord, not the feathered hair!
    I don't remember many posters or anything of women. (I might've had the Farrah poster because what guy didn't?) I did have a huge crush on Erin Gray when I was a teenager though. Never missed an episode of Buck Rogers for that very reason.

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    1. I know that feathered hair was awesome, wasn't it? Such a bother with that blow dryer. I had a crush on Buck so of course I tuned in to the show regularly myself.

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  4. I thought Joe Elliot of Def Leppard was cute. (Right, what did I know?)

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    1. I did love Joe, too. Oh that hair and that big sword in Foolin' LOL

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  5. i love the 80's and I artistically am stuck there right now... i just need more real people from the era... to share their photos...

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    1. I love the 80's. Perhaps I can send you some of my big-haired, fluorescent wearing pics LOL

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  6. Um, yeah...Prince! Hello dreamy! And then my bad boy was Billy Idol of course. Then I got all tough and bad girl myself and went over to the dark side and began listening to heavy metal bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. We watched He-Man and Inspector Gadget after school too. Aahh, the good ol' days!!

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    1. Ahh Prince, Loved Purple Rain. I think I slow-danced to that with my junior high boyfriend a hundred times.

      Who could forget Inspector Gadget and He-Man? I loved those toons.

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  7. a DURAN DURAN pencil case? Lol :)
    They kinda disappeared before the years when I became aware of myself :) but I do love their song COME UNDONE which was released later in the 90's and I like WILD BOYS video :)

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    1. Yes, a DD pencil case. Along with notebooks, pencils and a a necklace with their picture. I was so crazed LOL. Wild Boys was a great video and song.

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  8. HI, Melissa,

    OMG.... That feathered hair! I had that. EEEEEEK! Forty-five minutes with the blow dryer! THEN came the infamous gel and razor sharp spiked hair. EEEEEEK! Again. Oh, the days of modeling. Now it's a ball cap. LOL.

    Thanks for the flashback sweets... HEY,don't forget about SUNDAY!!!! BRUNCH!!!!!! I'm counting on you being here.

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    1. Ball caps are infinitely easier, aren't they? I remember all too well the giant can of Aqua Net for my Big Hair. LOL

      Brunch was incredible and I can't wait til you get back so we can hang out more.

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  9. I really liked Michael J. Fox. Oh and Christopher Atkins. He sure was good looking when he was young.

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    1. I'm with you there. Those two guys were absolutely adorable.

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  10. I will admit to a current obsession with Sleigh Bells. I've been listening to Rill Rill on repeat ALL morning!

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    1. Wow! I know I am like that when I get into a new song or sound. It's like I have to listen to it all the time to get moving. :)

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  11. As a teenager I was obsessed with Paula Abdul, just thought she was just gorgeous. Her and my first celebrity crush, Lynda Carter!

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    1. Paula was awesome! She choreographed some of my favorite Janet Jackson vids. And high fives on Lynda. I loved her, too.

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  12. What a lovely trip down memory lane, Melissa! For me it was Led Zeppelin, Lynnard Skynnard, Black Sabbath and all those bad boys, lol!

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    1. Anytime, Gwen! Now those are some awesome bands. I listen to them now along my Aerosmith. ;)

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  13. I loved Duran Duran too... still do! I had a crush on John Taylor and my best friend had a crush on Simon Le Bon, which worked out nicely for us. ;)

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    1. High fives! I was in love with Roger Taylor. So we would all three have gotten along spectacularly in our mutual love for the Fab Five. :)

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  14. Love Duran Duran. And I'm a product of the 80s, which makes it pretty much the epicenter of greatness!

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    1. The 80's were incredible and how cool that you were a fan Duran Duran as well. Great minds for sure, my friend. :)

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  15. I wish I could have shared your enthusiasm about Duran Duran, but sadly rock music is not my thing at all. :)

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    1. Aww... but Duran Duran was pop, not rock. You should totally give them a listen, sweetie. :)

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  16. Ha! I am older than you are, so it was Keith Partridge aka: David Cassidy who was my big crush.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Keith Partridge was so pretty. I watched the Partridge Family on reruns when I was home from school. What a show!

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  17. Oh, Mark, Lynda Carter now lives in Sunriver, Oregon!

    Kathy M.

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    1. Lucky! I'm sure she must be really nice.

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  18. Ah, teen crushes. Where to start? On my walls - Farrah - Linda Ronstadt - Heather Thomas - and Daryl Hannah as Madison. On my TV - Lynda Carter, Erin Gray, Catherine Bach, and Hill's Angels from Benny Hill. I had two eyes for the ladies back then. And still do. ;)

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    1. Heather Thomas, now there is a name I haven't heard in a long time. I loved her on The Stuntman show with Lee Majors. Daisy Duke...She was cool. I wanted her jeep. ;)

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  19. *Sings* "Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand..."
    Ah, Duran Duran, love love love them!! Surely one of the 80s' most amazing bands!

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    1. Hell to the yeah! Fist bumps, my friend. :) They were actually my very first concert and I still have my concert program.

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  20. Duran Duran and Ralph Macchio. Now that takes me back. I had a crush on Lynda Carter too, but there was a girl in school that had a big afro I had a crush on. Ah the memories.

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    1. Aren't crushes great, Maurice? I loved a guy with a total mullet. He's balding now. LOL Of course my big TV crush was Bruce Boxleitner. Oh that Lee Stetson...;)

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  21. Hi Melissa,

    I'm responding to your Walking Dead observations that you left on my blog:

    I think I would be disappointed if Andrea killed the Governor. He's a great villain, and either Maggie or Michonne should get dibs on the Governor. I'm hoping it's Michonne.

    There's no way that Rick would have shot the Governor, and there's no way he'll turn Michonne over to him. I wrote a post a few weeks ago where I compared Rick to a paladin in Hell. That's exactly how he is. His nature is Lawful Good (in Dungeons and Dragons terms) and he does right by the people who do right by him. Really, Rick drives the story as we see this noble former policeman deal with a world that has essentially become the abyss. I think if he were to abandon his path, it would seriously hurt the series. We can count on Rick's moral compass and to do the right thing.

    I'm wondering if some of the folk who live in Woodbury are going to stray from the Governor's path once they see how evil he is. That would include Hector (I think that's his name) and Milton. Milton would certainly like to work with Hershel and Hector seemed to form a respect/begrudging bond with Daryl.

    I predict either Maggie or Glen's death before the season is over. This show doesn't promote that kind of happiness and seeing them together and admittedly so much in love is like a bullseye for the writers. My guess to be different is they will kill off Glen, leaving Maggie pregnant with his baby.

    --Mike

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    1. Hi Michael,

      I think it be Michonne if anyone but Rick does the Governor in. Maggie doesn't have the fortitude. Just look at how Glenn's violence and darkness is scaring her. I don't think that they will kill off Glenn and they can't do another pregnancy story, that is just too trite. I mean we did just have the whole Laurie thing. If anyone dies, it will be Andrea. She's not a fan favorite and her morality is all over the place. Plus her story time has been cut. She wants shelter and a man, a stereotypical female response. I say she goes, if they kill off another major character.

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  22. We must share the same brain. I've decided to do my A-Z Challenge posts on the 80s!

    Here's something that will freak you out: Ralph Macchio today is the exact same age Pat Morita was when he portrayed Mr. Miyagi in the first Karate Kid. (Verified)

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    1. I LOVE that theme!! I am going to be at your blog every day. LOL And how weird that Ralph is the same age as Mr. Miyagi. Blows my mind. :)

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  23. It's Tuesday morning over here. I wish it could be Friday already...

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  24. Egads, sooo man 80s crushes, John Cusak, Joe Elliot, Robert Smith, Hall AND Oats, Stingalingadingdong...you're right---I really ought to have more empathy for the Twilight-obsessed.

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    1. John Cusack was and is gorgeous. I love those eyes of his, so expressive. I also loved Scott Baio and Richard Grieco. When I think of all the teen idols I obsessed over,I feel bad about my comments to the Twilight kiddies. :)

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  25. I 2nd Christopher Atkins.He was gorgeous!

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