So Troy and I were at Paul and Sarah's Saturday night, and we started to talk about this huge list of movies Paul wants to see.
One of the movies that I said he should add to the list was "The Outsiders" ... which, I am still having trouble believing that he never saw!
So we started talking about all the big names in that movie and I said that Tom Cruise was in it.
Well, of course, neither Troy nor Paul believed me and Troy even went so far as to bet dinner on it.
Do I even need to tell you that I was right?
And it got me to thinking about all those things that I loved about growing up in the 80's. I know you have all seen those lists, you might be a child of the 80's if...
But I really LOVED the outsiders. I went again and again to the movies to see it.
Holy Cow, was I in LOVE with C. Thomas Howell (aka Ponyboy). And since he lived not too far away from me in Valencia, I used to hope that we might someday meet and fall madly in love. (I would say that this is akin to Troy praying that he might actually find the crysal in his barn that would in fact confirm that he was Superman!)
Other things I LOVED were:
The Princess Bride
Pegging my pants
Having a haircut that entirely covered one eye
Saying things like TOTALLY, and GAG ME (with the full on valley girl sound...yeah, yeah, a Korean Valley Girl, I know!)
And, man, did I want a swatch...but no way was my mom buying me one of those!
Did you know that they have 80s dances at the high school here? It was 50s dances when I was in high school. An 80s dance? That was just a dance!