Sunday, April 18, 2010

The 80's and Brooksie

My kids think they invented the 80's.

They tell me all the time about what people wore in the 80's, what kind of music was popular in the 80's, and they even repeat lines from movies that came out in the 80's.

Like I'm some kinda doofus.

I am 41.
Which means not only do I already know all of the 80's trivia my children try to educate me about...
But I WAS the 80's.

I remember the first day of MTV.
I had bangs and big curly hair (after rolling it on hot rollers for 6 hours).
I saw Ferris Beuhler, Sixteen Candles, St. Elmo's Fire and every other brat pack movie in the theatre.
The material girl Madonna I remember doesn't even resemble the vogue Madonna they know.
I wore leggings, blouses with shoulder pads, and Calvin Kleins.

I also wore these:

Tee Hee Hee!
I found these shorts in the flagship Brooks Brothers store in NYC.
Brooks Brothers!

That's my new buddy Brooksie in the picture with me. 
My youngest, who did not travel with us to NYC, had instructed me not only to bring her a prize, but to bring her a BIG prize. 
Because airlines are not fond of BIG prizes, I brought her several smaller prizes, and Brooksie was one of those prizes. 

Proceeds from sales of Brooksie go to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Because I want to do everything in my power to help children with cancer, I didn't think twice about purchasing Brooksie.

He was also wearing my shorts!!!
Tee Hee Hee!


  1. Oh man, I was the 80s too. I remember when MTV was like the radio but with video attached. No weird shows, just music. I owned the BIG HAIR! (I still have my hot rollers... is that bad?)
    It's funny how the kids think that was so long ago, I guess like I thought of the 50s and listened to my mom's music.

  2. I always tell my hubby I was born in the wrong decade... I love the 80s and while I remember them, I was still pretty young (I'm 28). My hubby is 42 and I like to always kind of tease him about his "80s past" like that totally awesome perm that he had... ha!

  3. I look back at photos of the 80's and all I see is a lot of hair. Nice blog!

  4. Thanks!
    Lots of frizzy, fried and teased hair!
    What were we thinking?