Monday, June 5, 2006

What were you doing in 1984?

Question of Day....How old were you the summer of  "84"? (stole this from yet another journal! lol)

In 1984 I was 20, I had the world on a string and I knew it! I was flying back and forth between Chicago and New York where in NY I was playing house and living a very cushy life and when I was back in Chicago I was able to be the woman/child that I still was.

I was using my older sisters ID so I could get into the bars without having to worry about 'raids' I was out dancing to "Hey Little Sister, what have you done?" and dressing up in my retro 1940's wardrobe. I refused to see the latest horror movie "Nightmare of Elm Street" and was into answering my phone "Ghost Busters, What do you want?"

Just a few interesting facts on what was "hot" back then

Hit Songs of 1984

1. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" ... Yes (What lonely heart?)
2. "Karma Chamelon" ... Culture Club (Boy George did his make up better than I could do mine!) lol
3. "Jump" ... Van Halen (Back when David Lee Roth was hot!!!)
4. "Footloose" ... Kenny Loggins (played at every dance club)
5. "Against All Odds" ... Phil Collins (was missin ghis Genesis Days)
6. "Hello" ... Lionel Richie (always made me sad)
7. " Let's Hear It For the Boy" ... Deniece Williams (Best song to sing along to while dancing!!)
8. "Time After Time" ... Cindy Lauper (Showed her deeper side)
9. "The Reflex" ... Duran Duran (Major crush on bass player...well, I think he played bass!)
10. "When Doves Cry" ... Prince (Another club favorite!)

Top Ten Movies

1. Beverly Hills Cop (Loved Eddy Murphy!!!)
2. Footloose (Sound track was better than the movie)
3. Ghostbusters (SNL spin offs........loved those guys!)
4. Gremlins (walked out of this movie.....blodd, guts ..... no thanks!)
5. Greystoke (Didn't see)
6. The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (Didn't see)
7. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (back when Harrison Ford was young and HOT!!!)
8. The Karate Kid  (Wax on/Wax off)
9. The Natural (didn't see)
10. Police Academy (didn't see)

I think the most used phrases out of my mouth that year were.......

Do these pants make my butt look big?? ( I was a size 3 as if?)

How's my hair? (much bigger than my butt! lmaoooo)

Where we going tonight???

Ahhhhhhhh Good times! lol lol lol


thisismis72 said...

I was 12 and was just starting my long time love affair with Kevin Bacon, love that man still today..............

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ann7inflorida said...

I was 15 and sporting some very bad styles. Remember when girl mullets were cool? Ya...I'm trying to block it out, too. ;)

mzgoochi said...

I was 16. Saw all of those movies and loved all of those songs. :)

missy92980 said...

I know I'm probably going to get my butt kicked for this... but I was 4... lol... I was playing in the sandbox and singing my heart out! I knew and LOVED every single song in your entry. I've always been a singer... even when I was 4! :)  Thanks for the entry, I loved it.

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imgr8phil said...

In 1984 I was 19 and going to a junior college.  In the summer I was working and going to the Olympic games in LA.  Sounds like we are about the same age.  have a great week.


mumma4evr said...

I was 23, married, in the Navy....

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lanurseprn said...

This was a fun entry!  I was 24...working part time and attending college....had a little ski boat of my own and learned to water ski that year!  It was a great year!  Thanks for helping me remember.

jmorancoyle said...

    In 1984, I was 29, and writing my first book. It was also that time between the birth of my first boy and my second. I had special time with my Ed. He was so cute.

rednekwomn69 said...

1984.. i dont remember much of that year lol - I was 7 years old... I remember those songs, though they became popular to me a few years later .