Thursday, August 18, 2011

Childhood Flashbacks...

Do you ever wonder what happened to that weird girl who spent hours /days / weeks collecting and cataloging Star Wars trading cards and wishing she could incite interglactic war? (Or at least rock the double-bun?)


Or the girl who daydreamed of wearing one-piece, bellbottom jumpsuits and feathered hair, while brandishing a gun and big, shiny pearly whites…all while being a part of a covert, all female crime fighting trio?


Or the one who made na-na-na-na-na sounds when she ran in slow-motion to signify she was actually running at super-speed???


*guiltily raises hand* Well, here I am!

So was I cool? Maybe not as much as I’d hoped…but what little girl of the 70s didn’t want to be the kind of liberated woman who could give a smack down and still have all the “foxy” men drooling at her feet?


Plus, these ladies had the coolest hair. (Way cooler than that Dorothy Hamill chick!)

At least until the 80s came along, and Olivia Newton John taught me that disco roller skating was what all the cool kids were into…


So, who did you want to be, because I know I wasn’t alone???

And for all you teens out there who have no idea what I’m talking about, I have four words for you: Go. Ask. Your. Mom.

7 comments:

scattered_laura said...

I saw Die Hard and The Terminator 2 when I was far too young. Then I wanted to be a kick ass mix of John McClane and Sarah Connor. I was a big fan of witty one-liners and the ability to wear vests, I guess.

Susan said...

I had Star Wars sheets on my bed and would always beg my mom to let me have Farrah Fawcet hair! She always cut my hair short. How I dreamed of having long locks to feather back and swing when I shook my head side to side. *sigh*
I had red Zips shoes that helped me run as fast as the bionic woman. How I miss those shoes.

storyqueen said...

Dude!!I was Princes Leia for Halloween one year..rocking the double bun! And I loved dreaming of being bionic or a super crime fighter of some sort.

You know, I am very grateful for those role models. They helped me dream.

And dreaming is where all writing begins.

Shelley

Kimberly Derting said...

Scattered Laura - "I was a big fan of witty one-liners and the ability to wear vest, I guess."

That is HILARIOUS!!!

Susan and storyqueen - Why is it that the 70s women seemed so much cooler than that ladies of the 80s and 90s? So glad we had all those foxy role models ;)

Little Ms J said...

You know, I still haven't seen Xanadu.

I wanted to be one of those girls who could fill out her acid washed jeans and wear neon bracelets to her armpits.

I didn't aim high.

Diane J. said...

LOL, oh my gosh, too funny. My sister and I used to play Charlie's Angels. Since she was older and could take me in a second, she always got to be Kelly. Of course, I couldn't be Jill because she had blonde hair. So I was always fricking Sabrina. On the plus side, I got to drive the car (which consisted of the couch, a plate for the steering wheel and a baton for the manual gear shift). LOL

Jennifer Groepl said...

LMAO. I used to play Charlie's Angels with my sister too. I always had to be Farrah and I soooo wanted to be Jaclyn Smith (which, of course, my older sister insisted on being). Our neighbor, Carla, always insisted on being "frickin' Sabrina" lol.

I was such a nerd I went to school as C3PO instead of Princess Leia. At least I got to pull my friend on her rollerskates since she was R2D2.

Oh, and don't forget the go-go boots with the crocheted and/or fringed vest. Does anyone else have pictures of themselves in that get-up?