Thursday, May 12, 2005

1984

If you've been following my blog for a while, then you know that I've been suffering through a fit of nostalgia over the past few months. I'm not sure what started it, but once the doors were opened, the memories have come flooding out with no end in sight.

To that end, I was in the library yesterday afternoon and I noticed the movie "Where the Boys Are '84". I grabbed it immediately and took it home. I actually saw this movie in the theaters with my sister when it came out back in 1984. It's not that great a movie - it's about four female friends going down to Ft Lauderdale for spring break and the ensuing hijinx that occur while they're there. The only famous person in it that you'd probably recognize is a young, nubile Lisa Hartman. While nowhere near as funny as many of its '80's counterparts, it does bring back many fond memories since the last time I saw it was when it first came out.




So there I was sitting on my couch watching the movie and for those 90 minutes, I was totally transported back to 1984. I was 13 years old again, flossing in Griffin Memorial junior high with my parachute pants, trying to get Kelly Burke to notice me, having spitball fights with Dave Broussard and John Noseworthy. Getting kicked off the GMS basketball team because of my poor grades. Enjoying my last moments of being a big fish in a little pond before I would have to go to Alvirne High and be the little fish again. Hanging out with Joel Miller, trying my first cigarette and getting drunk for the first time.

1984. What a great year.


Rik

8 comments:

Wayne said...

Where da bitch's at 95'
Ahhhh.......that takes me back!

Rik said...

Wayne - Is that the ghetto version?

And when are you gonna update your blog dude?! No Venice pub crawl pics until you update it...

Rik

Dutched Pinay on Expatriation said...

1984 and I was 14 in my second year high. We were crazy with Luke Skywalker of the Star Wars legend. I think his real name was Mark Hamilton. One girl at school, she was a senior, had exactly the same set of eyes as him. Everyone went gaga... all the girls had crushes on this senior high tomboyish girl. A lesbo high? Well, these are the kind of shindigs in an "all girls high school" which all boys miss and would love to be part of, even for just a peek. I mean we would all scream if we see a male thing walking in the corridor.

Ara said...

1984? my interest were just music and cartoons!

DL said...

In 1984 I was 11 years old girl who's got a big crush on Ralph Macchio in his movie "Karate Kid". I think it was also the same year when Don Johson's "Miami Vice the movie" was released. So between me (fantasizing a romance with R. machio) and my sister who has a crush on Don Johnson.. I remember very well my father's words... "Goodlooking guys will only break your heart". Being on puberty stage at that time... I just don't give a damn what my father was talking about. :-)

It's also the same time when any lizard will die if it fall off my highly spike and and aerosol sprayed bangs.

Suannie said...

1984 was the year I got crazy over Boy George and Spandau Ballet. I would always buy their latest tapes(CDs were in their infancy stage back then which meant I couldn't afford it)and got my sister in Australia to buy me books about them. I guess what really attracted me to Boy George was the way he applied his make-up!

Rik said...

DP - Actually, it was Mark Hamill. Being a Star Wars fanatic, I think I had a non-sexual crush on him myself when I was a kid. Until I saw Princess Leia in that brown bikini. Then I forgot all about him...

ARA - Stop, you're making me feel old.

DL - Who could forget the Karate Kid?! It was the zenith of Ralph Macchio's career. And don't forget a young nubile Elizabeth Shue. Yummy.

SUANNIE - We used to make fun of Boy George and Spandau Ballet incessently back then. Although I did go to a costume party dressed as Boy George one time. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Rik

kitty said...

Jaaay-zus, I'm old enough to be your mother!