Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #30

Thirteen Things about Mike

Things I remember from the 1980's

1. The space shuttle explosion in 1986.

2. Lionel Richie performing "All Night Long" at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

3. A road trip to Pennsylvania to see family and visit a college for my brother in 1985. During the trip the day of the simulcast of "We Are the World" on every radio station in the USA was held. (also learned there are a LOT of bridges in Pittsburgh).

4. Being in 4th grade and hearing about President Reagan being shot.

5. Going to see Ghostbusters in the Summer of 1984 and running into a friend from my football team. (BTW I am dressing up as a ghostbuster for Halloween).

6. Going door to door selling home delivery subscriptions for USA Today in metro-Atlanta in 1982-1983.

7. Going on a weekend retreat in December of my Senior year of HS and "It Takes Two" by MC Rob Base and DJ E Z Rock being the song being played all weekend.

8. Going to game 2 of the 1980 World Series to see the Phillies beat the Royals!

9. Selling Krispy Kreme donuts on the street corner on Saturday mornings as a fund-raiser for a band trip. I sold enough to pay for my entire trip to Panama City Beach, Fl and have spending money too.

10. Going to my first rock cancert (with my brother) in 1985 - Hall & Oates.

11. Riding our bikes to the community pool and usually going over to the 7-11 to play video games while we were there.

12. Getting my first real job, working as a bagger at Kroger in 1987.

13. Going on a July 4th vacation in the early 80's staying in a cabin at Unicoi State park in Georgia.

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jenn said...

Yeah! I voted for the Ghostbuster costume when you did the poll.
Happy TT!

Joyismygoal said...

1. The space shuttle explosion in 1986.

2. Lionel Richie performing "All Night Long" at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. I remember these :>

SJ Reidhead said...


I think about the trust fund, still having my grandparents, 8 years of season tickets to the Metropolitan Opera, limos, incredible shopping in NYC, and just a heck of a lot of fun. Def the best decade!

SJ Reidhead
The Pink Flamingo

erin said...

Regan getting shot is on my TT this week as well. I made a list of things that happened in 1981, the year I was born. Happy TT! I read your wife's blog, so I'll have to check yours out more often as well!

Nancy J. Bond said...

Some very strong recollections here -- I vividly remember the shuttle explosion because I dreamed about it the night before it happened. I know...creepy. ;)

FRIGGA said...

How fun! I was too young to fully appreciate the 80's. :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow.... You know, I honestly wish I remembered more about the 80s? I remember a christmas special that I don't remember the name of, but the california raisins did a short in it and the whole thing was claymation.... Wow. Awesome TT!

Wakela Runen said...

Definitely great list! I remember the space shuttle blowing up! We were having midterms in high school and I had just gotten home. I remember getting a bowl of ice cream and sitting down to watch the lift off. It was scary watching it blow up like that.

I had some great memories of the 80s too.

Great list! It really made me nostalgic for "the old days"! LOL!