You know nothing of our suffering! The other day, I was showing my daughter the video, "Stand and Deliver" by Adam & the Ants on YouTube.com, because she's my little 80's chick. Anyway, I was thinking, you youngins have it so easy! You can just call up a video and it's there at your leisure. But WE -- we children of the 80's, we had to come home and watch MTV with breathed anticipation that Adam might come on, and dance his little pirate/highwayman self into our living rooms. We were at the mercy of veejay Martha Quinn -- who luckily had her own little crush on Adam. We had to beg our Moms for "just one more video" hoping he'd come on before dinner and we had to set the table.
But you...you kids, just pull it up at your leisure. You have Tivo, YouTube, you can befriend your faves on myspace.com. When my girlfriend went to London, I had to give her money to get me all the British Adam Ant paraphernalia, but you just get to go to Ebay and buy from the worldwide garage sale! Life is so not fair. I was a stalker too early in life.
And while I'm harping on things, can someone please explain to me the difference between MTV and your local porn channel these days? Blech!! The 80's had class -- remember Sting in "Don't Stand So Close to Me". The raciest we got was J. Geils singing about his baby is a centerfold, and girls in ugly babydolls dancing around. Let me repeat dancing, not gyrating!! Ah, the times, they are a changing.
I guess the moral is, I was obsessive too early in history. The good news is that they make really great jeans for 40 year-olds now, and the hair dye is better than ever. This 80's memoir is dedicated to Beth!
Happy birthday to my best friend, who has seen me through all my crushes and stages. Example: On the day of our Adam Ant concert in Concord, had to go to my paleontology class at Ocean Beach, where the professor was ticked because the nudists were sunbathing in front of the geology rock lines. ROFLOL You just can't make this stuff up.
Or how I saw her through the dating incidents with "Fish Hands" and the guy she dated in college ( can't remember his name) but I do remember he was dancing in his chones on the roof of the fraternity at the time. -- Oh yeah, that one was a keeper!
Now, we're old and stable...sort of. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!! We're 40 & Fabulous!!!