Thursday, March 20, 2008

30 Years Ago...

Ashley Ladd asks the question today, where were we 30 years ago and what were we doing?

I was 12; in the 6th grade, and heavily into disco music, Shaun Cassidy, and the Bay City Rollers.

Star Wars was my favorite movie, and I saw it 28 times. Dad kept taking people to see it, and I kept begging to go with him. After the first two or three times, I spent the entire movie drooling over Luke Skywalker. But around the 10th time or so, Han Solo became much more exciting.

I was communicating with two friends of mine whose father was on sabbatical in Colorado. I'm still not sure what all transpired...but on the second or third day, one of the boys and I were talking and all of a sudden he said to me, "As long as you and I are going together, I doubt we'll ever break up."

And BOOM! I had my first boyfriend. Not sure when we started 'going together'...did it start in the letters? When we started spending a lot of time together?

Grease was also the movie that summer, and we spent hours doing the choreography to all the songs. I can still remember how we performed "You're the One that I Want" and "Summer Lovin". And let's not forget "Greased Lightening"!

And I was also particularly good at "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee". I also turned over both LP's and fell in love with "Freddy My Love", "It's Raining on Prom Night", and the Sha-Na-Na songs.

And by the time I started the 7th grade, I had received my first kiss (on the cheek) and held hands with the boy I 'just knew' I was going to marry some day!

And on the creative front, I was writing my first essays and fairy tales. But mostly, still continuing the stories in my head, concerning the books I was reading.

Today, I am doing edits on the first chapter of Head of the Class. I'm not going to send out chapter two until after the Easter Holiday. I only have to make some revisions and rewrite two sentances, so according to my critque partner, I'm doing a good job and she likes the story!

Read Dakota Rebel's book Hello, and it is fantastic! It is joining the short list of e-books to be re-read over and over! Good job, Dakota:)

Happy Easter! I know it's early, but not sure if I'll post again until after Sunday.

2 comments:

Kelly Kirch said...

30 years ago, I was three. Alllllmost four. I don't remember squat.

Brynn Paulin said...

Loved Shaun Cassidy myself. Also loved Hello... hmmmmmm....