Monday, September 15, 2008

back to the '80s

I've been reliving the '80s lately, by reconnecting with old friends on Facebook. It's been a lot of fun to exchange messages, relive memories and share milestones.
But nothing took me back to the '80s like this did this morning:

It's '80s Day at Dani's school. Of course, she informed me of this last night at 10:15 when it was too late to get my hands on leg warmers and top-siders. Instead, we dug out some old pink foam rollers for her to sleep in, and I hacked up one of Darren t-shirts Irene-Cara-style. It's amazing how those radical 80's hair skills like, totally came back to me! With a hairdryer in one hand and a can of hairspray in the other, I majorly Molly Ringwalded Dani's hair. I only wish I'd had a can of Aqua Net on hand!

We pegged her jeans, plastered on the blue eye shadow and scrunched down her socks. What I wouldn't have given for some twister beads this morning. Dani cracked herself up when she caught her reflection in the mirror. "I can't believe y'all thought this was a good look! I can't believe I'm leaving the house in this."

It was like staring at my 17-year old self as I watched her drive off - so much so that I had to run upstairs and dig through old photos! Here's another one of me at 17:

The really funny thing is, Dani suffers from the same "I Was Born In The Wrong Decade" syndrome that I suffered from at her age. I always wished I'd been a teen/young adult in the late '60s/'70s. Dani does, too. Her room is covered in John Lennon posters - and check out her book bag:
I love that kid! She beats to her own funky drum, it's true, but that's one of the things I admire about her.
That, and she just texted me, saying, "I'm bringing you lunch today. What do you want?"


Nesa said...

ah...the 80s such a wonderful time. I've been reminscing (I so can never spell that word LOL) lately and watching the staples of 80s movies: The breakfast club, sixteen candles, pretty in pink, st. elmo's fire, better off dead, ferris bueller's day off. ah..those were the days, though i'm glad any evidence of me and my cindi lauper hairstyle are no longer available. LOL

Midnite Scrapper said...

Ahhhh...thanks for the trip in the way back machine Stacy. You got the look just right - even at the last minute. Twister beads were the best. =]

Martha in CA said...

I used to work for a woman that had blue eye shadow just like that!

Gotta love the 80's!!