Monday, August 11, 2008

Not THAT Long Ago!

Four weeks of summer school ended on Friday, and I have approx. two weeks to get ready for school. I decided to take it easy today, and look where that brought me......

Look what I used today. We've had this stereo a very long time, but it was basically stored away for many years. Well, in this house, we now have a space for the sun porch.
I played a record for the first time in a long time: I popped on a 45..."Mickey", by Toni Basil. When it comes to music, I tend to be just a bit stuck in the 80's. I like a lot of other music, too, but I can't imagine a day when the 80's music doesn't give me that warm and fuzzy feeling. Music has always been big in my life; I spent a lot of time in my room during my teenage years with the radio on; I looked forward to Casey Kasem's countdown each week, especially when he would have the letters from viewers each heartwarming!
After "Mickey," it was on to the first full length album that I ever bought....

Oh yeah, Olivia Newton-John. I used to play that over and over. I didn't own too many LP's, partly due to cost, and probably because cassettes were the popular thing---I have SO many of those!
And while I'm on the subject of music and the 80's, the first concert I went to (and only concert when I was a teenager)----Bryan Adams. I still have the t-shirt. I went with two of my friends (I think it was just the three of us). The only other concerts that I've been to are Raffi (I think that counts) and Billy Joel. A friend of mine from work bought tickets as a Christmas present for us and one other girl we worked with. This friend wasn't even a Billy Joel fan (I AM), but she admitted after the concert that he put on a really good show (of course!).
Okay, so good music memories today, BUT, my day got even better!
Chelsey agreed to play games with me this evening!!!!! Although I can get the boys to play games sometimes, it's just not the same as playing with John or Chelsey. More brain is getting sleepy.


Umma said...

I love the sound of an LP, it reminds me of when I was little.

I have (or had, I should check the basement my husband my have tossed them) tons of LPs from the 70's and 80's. Most belonged to my parents but they got rid of their record player and so passed them on to me. I no longer have a player though so they've been stored for ages...unless they were tossed.

FXSmom said...

Playing with my fx'ers isn't the same either. I LOVE it when Austin or Lauren play with me. I've been teaching lauren how to play skip-bo this week. She'll be able to kick my butt by the end of the week. :)

Maddy said...

Well there's a blast from the past. Now I feel even more ancient.