I Guess Not Everyone Loves the 80s

“My favorite music is ’80s music which drives people around me crazy. I really love it.”
~Michael Buble

Yes, I grew up in the 80s, I admit it. ¬†I had bangs, neon everything, gummy bracelets, coke bottle glasses, a yellow Sony Walkman, and pictures of Rick Springfield and Duran Duran all over my room! Ahhh good times. ūüôā

Aren't I all that? I thought so!

Aren’t I all that? I thought so!

So I’m in heaven every Friday, not only because it’s Friday and I will soon have 2 glorious days away from Crazy Boss, but because it’s Flashback Friday on one of the radio stations I listen to. They play 80s music ALL DAY EVERY FRIDAY!!!!

When it’s not Friday, this station is a pop music station that plays a lot of stuff that Peanut and Bird like, and they call it the “kid’s channel.” So last Friday we were going to get a donut, a tradition that Mr. G. started with them long ago, and which will likely be a future post subject since I neglected to follow the tradition this week and got reminded that I am so UNFAIR and ANNOYING!

Anyway, here’s what happened last Friday.

Peanut: Can you please put the kid’s channel on?
Me: It IS on!!!
Peanut: What? No this is weird stuff.
Me: No, it’s Flashback Friday!!!! They play stuff from the 80s, when I grew up. It’s AWESOME stuff!

Silence from Peanut. But that’s ok because “Don’t Talk to Strangers” is on.

Me: This was the guy everyone liked when I was your age!!!! Oh now he was hot!

And then I start singing….”Why don’t you tell me someone is loving you, cause you’re my girl, some say it’s no longer true, you’re seeing some slick continental dude,¬†I’m begging you, please…don’t talk to strangers, baby don’t you talk¬†don’t talk to strangers, you know he’ll only use you up…!”

More silence from Peanut only this time she’s got her nasty smell face. Then she says: This is AWFUL!

Which of course makes me sing even louder because 1. it’s a great song and she just doesn’t seem to be hearing it properly, and 2. because I’m annoying her on purpose and that gives me a little happiness.

When we get home she is very relieved that she no longer has to listen to the awful stuff I call music. I don’t really care because¬†General Hospital will be on soon.


My Desert Island Stuff

The general knowledge of time on the island depends curiously enough, on the direction of the wind. ~ John Millington Synge
I had a crappy day from the minute the alarm went off until I finally shipped the little G’s to bed. I thought it would cheer me up a little to list what I would need to have if I was stuck on a desert island.
1. Ian Somerhalder.  Mmmmmmmm. There ought to be a law against that much yumminess in one person.


If Ian was off gathering branches to fan me with, I would also want:

2. Almond Joys
3. Peanut Butter and a spoon
4. “The Shawshank Redemption” movie and¬†DVD player¬†
5. The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost – AWESOME!
6. Some pretty paper and pictures to scrapbook with when I’m not too busy being adored by Ian.
7. Word Find puzzles
8. My fuzzy socks so I’m not cold laying in the hammock at night
9. My teddy bear from when I was born
10. A cat
11. If I can only have 1 thing, then please refer to #1.

And just so you all know….Ian and I are meant to be. He is rumored to play Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie….and my blog is called Yay More Grays! See???? Don’t burst my bubble….my day is almost over and I can have this one little nugget, can’t I? Pretty please?

And if you’re worried….Mr. G has a celebrity crush of his own, and we agree that when they come to town, we can go off with them with no argument from the other. So can someone let Ian’s peeps know? Thanks!