Monday, June 22, 2009

Meet MC...

This is my BFF MC, we've been friends since I moved to Florida in 1981. I wish I had some pictures of us together back in the day to show you. I'm sure there are some SOMEWHERE, but our parents weren't as camera happy as I am. (I honestly think I have a picture of my kids with every person they've ever met...but I'm a little obsessive that way). Even if I could find pictures of us back then, I'm not sure I could post them, as neither one of us were (ahem!) the most photogenic of teen-agers. So you'll have to settle for a picture taken of us at our high school reunion last year...



Back in the summer of 1985 we were inseparable. We only lived about a 15 minute drive from each other, but for weeks on end we would spend a few nights at her house, then a few nights at my house, trading off whenever one of our parents felt like driving to the others' house.

While cleaning my closet this morning I came across this little beauty...



and it made me think of MC. You see. MC & I were OBSESSED with Live Aid. My family had cable tv (hers didn't), her family had a VCR (mine didn't) so we hatched a plan. The night before Live Aid we brought her VCR over to my house, hooked that bad boy up & set up our blankets in the family room. Thankfully, my mom waived her ban of Mtv for the occasion. We got up at the crack of dawn & started taping... we watched every minute of it & I think we filled 4 VHS tapes. Over the years, we've traded custody of those tapes, but now we both have the DVD editions. Not the same though. What fun MC & I had that summer!

Thought you might get a kick out of some of the pictures from that People Mag... (you can click to enlarge them if you want).
ahhh! Freddie Mercury. Radio Ga-Ga!

Oh how I wanted to BE Madonna! I even had a really bad Madonna perm at one point. I thought the outfit she wore to Live Aid was sooooo cool!

Look how young Jack Nicholson was!

Remember Adam Ant?! Don't drink! Don't smoke! What do you do?

Princess Di, Bob Geldof & his daughter Fifi Trixibelle. You can see what became of Fifi Trixibelle here.
My beloved Bono. Yes, those are lipstick marks. I was 15, what did you expect?! I still love me some Bono though.
I love this picture!

This old magazine is chock full of fun times...

Check out Tommy Lee & Heather Locklear. They had been dating for "over a month now". Oh and there's 19 year old Charlie Sheen discussing his recent tattoo acquisition. He said he wasn't planning on getting anymore. "One tattoo spells curiosity," he says. "Two spells complete ignorance." I wonder what 12 tattoos spell?

Here's Hulk Hogan talking about getting impatient whild filming a Love Boat episode with Bruce Jenner.

Up & commer, 21 year-old Whitney Houston talks about her first national tour...

Here's a tribute to Gay Mullins, who made Coca-Cola give us back Coke Classic. Who's idea was New Coke anyway?!

Then there's the ads...

Gatorade in a glass bottle anyone?!


Remember Pamela Ewing?! Victoria Principal actually graduated from the same high school MC & I did. Exciting, huh?

A new Astrovan?

How about some electronics?!

That was a fun trip down memory lane. I'll leave you with the finale of the British end of Live Aid. Sends a shiver down my spine! I better get back to work on that closet...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best.Post.Ever.

Very well done!

Joanne said...

Ahhhhh ... Thanks for the walk down memory lane :) I'm gonna share it with my BFF from high school cuz I know we watched the entire thing !! Big Smiles !!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Loved this walk down memory lane. Makes me sad that Princess Di and Freddie are gone...

Tell MC that I said Hello.

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

OMG, what memories, ha!!!

Ben said...

Such good haircuts...

Mammatalk said...

Thanks for taking me back in your little time machine of a post here. I can actually remember that magazine cover!

Fishy Busyness said...

I won't tell you how loudly I sang along to that last video. Suffice it to say that it satisfied my dork quota for my children for the day! Thanks!