Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Show me Your 80's...I Dare You!!!!

Due to the heat and lack of anything better to post about, and possibly...  the fact that,because of the heat, I may be slightly loosing my mind,lol, I give you the following.... 

Awhile back me and Polly from Polly's Path were commenting on  Going Gently about the 80's.  I had said how The Boy refers to this time as,and I quote,"The decade time wants to forget."  Polly said she wasn't fond of this time either...hmmm...I though it was great!  Maybe I am in denial..... Granted,my prime teenage time, which begins after you get a license at 16, was in the later half of the decade so I  think I missed the shoulder pads and big,geometric  plastic earings!  No, my 80's consisted of torn jeans, rock star hair,black concert t-shirts and heavy metal bands and it was great! I loved every minute of it! Seriously, how could you not feel terrific blasting Motley Crue or Poison and just cruising around with your friends!   Being young enough that your body could take going to a rock concert and  staying out all night then getting up after a couple hours sleep and going on with your day none the worse for wear!  So, now I am going to show you the few,and I have only a few, pictures of my 80's and I am issuing a challenge to all my blogging friends,if they are brave enough, to SHOW ME YOUR 80's !!!

First I have to start with hair!  You can always tell an era...hmm.. do the 80's qualify as an era.... by the hair! When you think about it, rock star hair pretty much sums up the whole time!  I can see the PBS documentary now...The Era of Rock Star Hair, yours free with a $ 200 donation.....see,I told you my brain was getting baked! You would be hard pressed to find any one with the ability to make bigger hair than me! You will have to excuse the quality of this picture,it was in Hubby's wallet for many years! You hear a lot of jokes about Aqua Net  but let me tell you  with  that stuff ,in the hands of an expert, any thing is possible ........my  deranged brain went to the little blue pill they advertise on TV...little blue pill, you don't need no little blue pill..you just need a can of Aqua Net! Sorry Sorry sorry,I know that was tacky! Plus, that would be the wrong kind of expert!


 To achieve this kind of gravity defying, practically bullet prof, act against all things natural in hair care  on ones head requires the proper balance between hairspray build up, high heat  curling irons, the right calculations of added spray, the right ratio of picking and teasing and knowing the the perfect moment to give it that finial "sealing" spray! It is a combination of genious and science really!

OK,this next one is of my 1965 mustang and that fellow with the mullet is my Hubby! We can not forget the importance of the permed mullets in our little cultural review! Hubby's was naturally curly so he didn't have to get his neck rug permed! No, this car did not have AC...in Texas/Arkansas ...in the summer. Boy, I must have been tougher back then! It also had rusted through floor boards for the first 6 months or so I drove it! I just looked at it as an extra window,one that I could actually see what I ran over....



This is me before a Kiss and Slaughter concert! Ahhh..to be so skinny again! I actually got my ticket autographed by one of the guys from Slaughter...I am sure it is worth a whole $1.67 on e- bay right now! Notice the hair...to this day I can not wear flat ,straight hair! Don't worry I have long recovered from my Aqua Net addiction which, by the way I have heard but not confirmed, has been equally compared to trying to kick heroin!  My hair these days is rarely over a inch tall...OK fine!!!...Some days it is still over an inch!



This next one is a rare moment when I have not Aqua Netted up,I think we were camping!

 Notice though,I am not with out the coveted purple eye shadow! My hair is not flattened from swimming because no self respecting Hair Queen would go swimming and let  the tower of bangs get wet and deflated! All us girls could  go into the water and get our entire head wet but not the tower of bangs,they would remain  proud and tall  and dry!



 So there you have it,my own personal trip through the 80's! Has the heat baked my brain enough to let me show you these glimpses into The Decade Time Wants to Forget?  Hmmm... maybe! So now it is your turn...are you brave enough?

13 comments:

Pricilla said...

You crack me up!

My 80ies involved getting a job, buying a house and getting married.

My wardrobe was mostly suits - yes they had shoulder pads. My hair wouldn't do what yours did with all the aquanet in the world. Too thin and too flat....

wayside wanderer said...

These are great and I especially enjoyed seeing your "tower of bangs." :) So funny. I will try to post something. It will be fun.

Sue said...

If the 80's weren't so great, would they have TONS of radio stations that play nothing but 80's songs??????
I LOVED the 80's. I didn't do big hair or shoulder pads-I did do black concert t-shirts and the most ripped up, acid washed jeans. And I was skinny back then too. Ah, for the good old days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

My 80s were busy! I got my first drivers license, oldest son graduated, moved south from MN, built log cabin, went to vocational school (2 different ones), became a draftsman, got a divorced, got married, moved to MS, had a baby. I cannot remember much about my hair, my clothes.....

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I good look back, I'll have to dig up some old photo's.

rox said...

lol Melodie you are a hoot !
I just wrote on my dd 29 fb page that tight jeans 7 pointy boots were horrid things and I can testify to that ☺
she was a kid in the 80's of course but being the glam gal that she is Madonna was her fav and of course all those neon colours and tights .
I was a new mum in 81 but from 79-83 did the punk scene thing . I had torquise hair for a bit , the last time I had short hair was when I shaved my head ☺ I wore those T's with the neck & arms cut off and loved the dead kennedys ☺ I wore a hankerchief on my boot and made neckalces out of saftey pins !
it was a faze I'm happy not to be in it now but yes at times it was fun ☺

LindaG said...

I hated those squared shoulders. I was listening to classic rock. I was in Alaska, where my first son was born. Nebraska, where my second son was born. Korea and Okinawa, Japan where my third son was born; and that's as much as I remember about the 80s. ;)

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I would rather forget myself in the 1980s..
I have no photographs left! ( thank the lord) but I did like to wear a big stripy multicoloured sweater!!! (all the time!!!!)

well I did stop after my father looked at it sadly one day and said I looked like a male hooker (!!!)

Lin said...

I was in college in the 80's and had the time of my life! Yeah, I had the big hair and then I went "Belinda Carlisle" with the short hair and big sweaters. Man, those were the days.

LOVE your hair! I was cracking up!! And that car?? What would that be worth these days??? Sigh.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a fun post!!! I got married in 1981 (still married to the same person) and with the exception of the gray, I think my hair is a bit stuck in the 80's which may kinda mean that I am too! ;-)))

Teresa said...

That really brings back the memories. I will say I pay you homage as the goddess of Aqua Net!

polly's path said...

Sister, I have done it all:
-the bullet-proof updo and the teased bangs
-the shoulder pads
-the military style jackets with the big gaudy buttons
-the ripped acid-washed jeans
-the Poison, Metallica,MOtley Crue etc concerts
-my hubby had a mullet(long before I everr knew him, but still)
-the big and loose butt-covering sweaters
-the horrid skinny jeans(they went well with those shirts with shoulder pads)
-I mourned Freddy Mercury when he died in 91 after keeping journals dedicated to him in the 80s

Need I continue??

Texan said...

Okay girly I DID do the shoulder pads and I did the aqua net by the case as I have thin fine hair .. oh ya that stuff would hold any thing wouldnt it LOL... I sprayed it before I rolled it .. after I rolled and so on.. the curly perms well they helped some but again lots of product needed to even pull that look off with thin hair...

Your were obviously one of the girls with ALL that hair that did the 80s so well!!!! That made us girls with thin fine hair green with envy!! Some of us had to work HARD I mean realllllly hard to pull the 80s hair off LOL...

Your just cute as a button too!!!