I wasn’t feeling really good last week and missed it. But I managed to be back for this week.
What was your first “real” job?
I worked at the local hospital at the age of 16. I used to deliver the patients to the different areas of the hospital. It was strenuous work, but I loved it.
Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
I either go sit in front of the computer or sit in my room. It depends on my mood I guess.
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
people are looking at me or I have to speak in front of a group. I love talking and I love writing, but I don’t like people looking at me. I guess that is why the internet is so nice.
What values did your parents instill in you?
To be truthful and to work hard for what you get
Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
Oh man! I was a teenager in the 80s. We had some scary fads! Do I have to limit myself to just 3?
1. Parachute pants. I remember one incident when the most sought after guy in school was wearing white parachute pants. He sat down on one of the benches outside of the school. The red stain on the wood seeped onto the seat of his pants. He was actually teased all day that the wrong cheeks were blushing.
2. Members Only Jackets. Everyone had one. I had a beige one.
3. Neon bright clothing. Some of them were so bright you needed sunglasses just to look at yourself in the mirror. I particularly remember having a bright orange one with black lettering that said wild.
4. Bermuda Shorts. These were shorts that went almost down to the knee and had a little cuff at the bottom. This was during the “preppy” look time.
5. Tank dresses. These were my favorites. They were so comfortable. The dresses were made of t-shirt material and the top looked like a tank top. My favorite was a pink one. I would wear it with an over-sized purple sweat shirt that hung off the shoulder. Then I would wear pink slouch socks and purple converse high tops.
6. Slouch socks. These were over-sized socks that you scrunched down. Sometimes you would wear two socks on each leg for added color. Or you could wear a different color on each leg.
7. Converse high tops. Everyone had several colors so you could coordinate with your outfit.
Lol! Ok! Yes I know that was more then 3, but it was fun strolling down memory lane. I could probably go one for quite a bit more on the strange fads of the 80s.