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?