Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Throwback Photo '80s Hair

Dig my '80s hair!

Admit it, at one point in your life you had a wick-wick-wack hairstyle.

To be honest, I would consider revisiting this look. Maybe mix things up by adding some blue Manic Panic (do they even make that anymore?) to it. Um, okay maybe not. I'm not sure if my husband would appreciate looking at my shaved head every morning.

This photo was taken in November of 1988. I was turning 16 that month. I'd really LOVE to see photos of you and your wildest 'do. Please visit our Facebook page and post one. C'mawn, sharing is caring.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fisher-Price Happy Apple Baby Toy

Happy Apple by Fisher-Price

The Fisher-Price Happy Apple made its debut the same year that I did, 1972. It was a simplistic baby toy that made a beautiful chime sound when tipped. Between the sweet sound and that warm, smiling happy face, Happy Apple kept '70s and '80s babies mesmerized for hours. 

Anyone remember this toy?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Last Starfighter | Movie from 1984

I loved The Last Starfigher in 1984

When I was a kid, I'd refer to movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark and TRON as "boy movies."  I typically skipped these films. I believed they were of no use to me. To this day, I have no interest in films like The Avengers or Men In Black

One "boy  movie" I did enjoy however, was The Last Starfighter. This classic scifi film hit theaters in 1984 and focused around a teen ... Hang on, check it. I love how movie "teens" in the '80s looked so much older than today's movie"teens" -- what's up with that? Like Kevin Bacon was 26 when he played a senior in Footloose that same year!

Anyway, The Last Starfighter focused on a Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), a teen  living in a trailer park. He's like the Starfighter video gaming champion -- spending hours defending The Frontier. He's recruited by an alien to bring his video gaming skills into another dimension sorta thing. You know when real life crosses over into video game world. I forget the rest, but it was a pretty cool movie, for a "boy movie."

I wonder if any of you remember it? Of course I probably enjoyed it because back in 1984 I was all about Atari and Lance Guest was rather easy on the eyes--even for a 12-year-old girl.

Here's The Last Starfighter theatrical trailer to spark your memory.


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