This weekend while vegging out in front of the TV enjoying the lengthy weekend, I happened upon VH1 Soul. The videos playing were Al B. Sure's "Nite and Day", Michell'le "No More Lies" and I got nostaligic for the 80s. Some people feel depressed when they ponder over the past and sometimes I do but I can't help but remember how easy it was back then... Just getting up, going to school, getting good grades, not worrying about work or money, just coasting. When it took no more than 3 days to get over heart break (Deshawn with your fine self!)...
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Nostalgia for the 80s
Nostalgia describes a longing for the past, often in idealized form.
I grabbed my pad and started missing....
My brother’s boom box
Osh Kosh Overalls
Acid wash & two tone jeans
Members only jackets
Leather bombers & sheepskins
Menudo & Michael Jackson buttons
Charm & rubber bracelets
Hanging out at the basketball courts until it started to get dark... oooh Derrick!
The old/original KSwiss, Filas, & New Balance
Wearing glasses when it was considered a trend and not a necessity (the knock-offs because Mama couldn’t afford no Cazals)
Cross colors & Karl Kani
Doc martin boots
Lace and fishnet stockings (which are also back in style but not as appealing as it was then) & Lace ankle socks
Janet Jackson’s song & video “Pleasure Principle” … I could have killed myself trying to do the part of the
dance with the chair
Oh well, all right – the entire Control album
Crushing on Theodore (Theo) Huxtable
Jamming to Computer Love, Teddy’s Jam, Anything by Keith Sweat, Just Got Paid, Roger & Zapp or any song created in the onset of the New Jack Swing era
Going to the movies to see School Daze 3 times... Doin' da butt!
My suede black Pumas with the silver on the side and my white on white shell top Adidas - BOTH pairs with fat laces
Stirrups – oh this woman here at work still rocks stirrup pants EVERYDAY! I wonder where she finds them because I want to that store and burn them all
Wearing scrunchy socks with Reebok classics in any flavor
Dookie gold earrings or in my case, the fake ones because Mama wasn’t buying ‘em.
Big up to my first boyfriend LG who bought my first pair of door knockers in the ninth grade
Cutting my hair into the Anita Baker style, later coined the Halle Berry
Purple Rain... The movie & the soundtrack
Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, The Get Fresh Crew & The Show