Let's all flashback to 1979-1980 shall we? Even though this tale actually begins in the summer of 1975 when my friend Marie and I met at 10 years old hanging out in the back warehouse-type rooms of our parent's workplaces. We had no where else to go when school was out so we hung out... Continue Reading →
May 29th – Hmm..guess I blogged about that already!
Google is my friend. And my enemy. And my editor. Tonight I had to read some more lessons for the class I'm taking which meant I needed to shut out the ambient noise. And with the return of 15 the noise level went up 10 fold. I grabbed my earphones and put on some music.... Continue Reading →
Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal – jingles that make you go ARRRGH!
I posted this meme in Facebook the other day to collect a few gems before sharing here and gathering more. The other morning I was watching The Daily Rundown on MSNBC as I do every morning when the alarm goes off at 6ampst and one of those commercials that seems to run all over cable... Continue Reading →
You know you are a geek who grew up in the 70s when…..
Evidence of the supreme sports geek that I may have been as a child circa 1976-1980: But hey - I didn't just spend my time making baseball scrapbooks! Oh no, not his crazy gal! C'mon! It was the late 70s! I was 11-15 years old. You know what ELSE I did?
Apple. Tree. Not far. Oops.
From time to time I've shared my frustration at SportBoy's rather lackluster study habits. They have only marginally improved this year. His first semester grades were about the same as before, though he did pull off a B in science which last year was barely a C-. However, there were not as many missed assignments... Continue Reading →
Was the Viewmaster a precursor to the VCR?
What do you think? Who is old enough to remember these? I had a red one (or maybe it was orange?) Now, I know they still make these, but you have to think back to the pre-VCR days when this was really all we had to re-live our favorite movies. It was this, or a... Continue Reading →
Holidailies, Wheel-O & cookies.
No, I am not participating this year, BUT, I really enjoyed it last year and I wanted to encourage anyone NOT burned out by NaBloPoMo or, perhaps, on a roll from that to check out participating in Holidailies. There were some really fun writing prompts provided last year. My favorite had to do with writing... Continue Reading →
Vin Scully. Voice of the……Yankees??? Noooooo!!
First, go read this jewel of a blog post by Keith Olbermann on his baseball blog. Go ahead. No politics at all, I promise! Keith writes about his real passion - baseball - over at the MLB blog site and I love reading his stories. This one though - well, it hit me like a... Continue Reading →
Still more christmas gift memories
As I alluded to in my Hot Wheels post, the requests for race cars often balanced out a request for Barbies. Every year there was some cool accessory that I just had to have. There two in particular that I remember very well and which I know I played with for many years. The townhouse... Continue Reading →
Only in the 70s – Growing Up Skipper
Raise your hand if you remember this one! Oh, wait, but be careful that raising your arm might make you *cough* "grow"! Can you believe this was approved to be a childs toy? Can you believe that I had one? Oh, times were different weren't they?! Look at that packaging "She's two dolls in one... Continue Reading →