|Two words: Volleyball scene.|
My Coach post sparked a flood of reader e-mail. One note had a fairly comprehensive list of 70's and 80's celebrity and television icons, like M*A*S*H, the gorgeous Bo Derek, and the much missed John Belushi. Another reader told us that she recalls products- like Herbal Essence shampoo and Kissing Potion lip gloss. Since I have had in the recent past, or will have in the reasonably near future (don't you love being vague on the internet?) a birthday, I shall take a moment and indulge in a little reminiscing. Here are a few things that I remember. How about you?
Tab. It tasted pretty bad, but adding lemon helped. Makes me grateful for Coke Zero.
Josten's class rings. I wonder whatever happened to mine. Do you still have yours? Or, His?
How many times did you hear, "Don't sit so close to the TV, you'll ruin your eyes!" If anyone grew up to become an Opthamologist, please let me know whether this was true.
Such a beautiful voice.
In Suntan, of course.
Libraries. I liked the way the plastic covers on the books would crinkle expectantly when you opened them. Still do. I cover my cookbooks in clear protectors from Gaylord.com. See them here.
We drank out of the hose and survived.
Captain Kirk was a total babe. Plus he was smart, had a great sense of humor, saved planet Earth more times than I can count, and helped negotiate peace with the Klingons. What more could you want in a man? There is an excellent contemporary article on leadership (and successful living) at Forbes magazine, called "Five Leadership Lessons from James T. Kirk." Read it here.
He's dead, Jim!
Captain Kirk cupcakes. Wouldn't you SO rather have these than a birthday cake?
Tickle, Lemon Up shampoo and Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!
Boone's Farm, Chef Boyardee, Jiffy Pop, and of course Cheese Whiz in a can, (which was high gourmet at cocktail hour growing up prep). What do you miss? What do you remember?
And to all of our dear readers who have celebrated a birthday in the recent past, or in the near future, we wish you Happy Birthday. Save us some cake!