Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I am an eighties chick. I admit it. I love eighties movies, eighties music, eighties vocabulary (like, totally awesome!), eighties television. I even miss some of the eighties fashion (late eighties, VERY late eighties).

I've fought it. I've denied it. But I'm now admitting it. Anyone who will get up and do the Footloose dance in her living room while watching the "Will and Grace" episode with Kevin Bacon is an eighties junkie. While the fact that I was thrilled to watch "Sweet Sixteen" followed by "The Breakfast Club" on television the other night wasn't quite enough to make me admit my addiction...dancing along with Kevin Bacon opened my eyes and threw my denial out the door. It's scary to admit that many of the "must see" movies I want to share with my children are eighties movies. Hey, even Jay and Silent Bob are closet John Hughes fans. If you don't believe me, watch "Dogma" again and find out just why they were out of Jersey and happened to run into the last Zion. (and yes, Kevin Smith is like... totally awesome!)

Who can forget those eighties classics of "National Lampoon's Vacation" and their holiday sequel "Christmas Vacation"? (A must see in our house every Christmas holiday, by the way) "Pretty in Pink", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", the ultimate valley classic "Valley Girl". I swooned over John Cusack in "Say Anything" (and still do), avidly watched (and re watched) "Gremlins", "Night of the Comet" (girls just wanna have fun you know, especially when all of earth's population has disappeared and you have all the best department stores to yourself), "The Goonies", "Adventures in Babysitting", "Back to the Future", and wanted to be Baby in "Dirty Dancing". In the eighties Tom Cruise used to be the epitome of cool in "Risky Business" and the oh so wonderful "Top Gun". There are so many more I can't even begin to list them all. Don't even get me started on eighties music!

So there it is.....I've admitted it. I'll even try to embrace it. I'm an eighties girl. And the next time an eighties movie is playing somewhere on television.....I'm so totally there! Like...totally!


Nichole M said...

I came over from 30-something bloggers...

You forgot about Heathers! Beetlejuice! Rick Astley!

CelticBuffy said...

Oh wow! How could I forget "Heathers"! I just watched that again last
week (don't you love late night television?) I have shown "beetlejuice" to
my kids and they liked it. There's just too many great eighties movies to