Thursday, April 06, 2006

Brass Plum

As previously mentioned, I picked up The best of Poison 20 years of Rock last night at Target. Apparently half of my department here at work also got the CD and we have all been rocking out all day. This CD just came out Tuesday (it's on sale at Target if you want to get it too!) I left my cubemate Julie borrow it today and it brought up so many old 80s memories like Esprit bags and Keds shoes. One of my other co workers Elaina mentioned this store called the Bon Marche. She and I grew up in WA together and actually lived a few miles apart but never knew each other until we moved to MI and started working in the same department! She was like do you remember that juniors department at the Bon? What was the name. I couldn't remember but knew it was Plum something. She and I have been thinking all day about it and remember how that was the "in" place to shop and THE place to go to get Esprit bags, and trendy 80s clothes. I used to love shopping there and they were in the basement and it was this whole area with just juniors clothes. I can totally remember it. Well I emailed my Mom and asked if she remembered the name of that department .... she comes back about 20 minutes later with it, Brass Plum. It is just funny how something like a few songs can bring back so many memories! We've been laughing all day about stuff like that, Debbie Gibson perfume - Electric Youth (I had some!) and how when you got your Keds they had the big rubber blue Keds logo that you could put on your keychain to be fashionable.

Gotta love random memories and thoughts :)

Random thoughts about Rascal Flatts

I think I have mentioned Rascal Flatts before, I am not a big fan but I like some songs.

Well today I am listening to their new CD, Me and My Gang. One of the girls at work brought it in and I traded her my new Poison The Hits CD for listening to RF. (More about the Poison CD in another post)

I've never been a big fan, and I really get tired of their slow power ballad type songs, maybe I'm in a happy place in my life but I need upbeat fast songs. Traditionally I like their more upbeat, fast songs ... kinda like why I can't really explain to Heidi why I like the song 'Fast Cars and Freedom' so much =)

Well on this CD there are 2 "fast" songs that I like ... Backwards and Me and My Gang (the title track) they are both awesome as RF songs go which I think is high praise coming from a not so big fan.

I won't buy this CD but I will listen to those 2 songs if they come on the radio, until they do overkill then I will not want to listen to them again for years.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A bit of trivia

Here's a bit of trivia for you: On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. This will never happen again in recorded history.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Gotta love the old times....

Gotta love the old times of the 80s and 90s!
Some of these I am too old for and don't know but others I remember! I thought this was cute ane had to share :)

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"

You can sing the rap to "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"

You remember when Kurt Cobain, Tu Pac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.

You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie
from "Full House"

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off"

You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You danced to "wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot
gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)

You remember the craze then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green/white Ranger were meant to be

When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be who............and still
all ended up being tommy.

You remember when super nintendo's became popular.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

"I've fallen and I can't get up"

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates

Two words... Trapper Keeper.

You ever got injured on a Slip 'n' Slide

You wore socks over leggings scrunched down

"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons,
buttons, all down her back, back, back" SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS
he jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didnt come back back back til the
forth of july ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and thats the end end end
of the elephants show show show

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"

You played and or collected "Pogs"

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles


Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.

You used to wear those stick on earings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.

You remember a time before the WB.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart.

"Talk to the hand" ... enough said

You thought Brain woud finally take over the world

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.

You remember when razor scooters were cool.

when we were younger:

Before the MySpace frenzy.

Before the Internet & text messaging.

Before Sidekicks & iPods.


Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX.

Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.


When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.

When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.

Way back.


Get Over Here!!!! means something to you.

Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.

Red Light, Green Light.

Heads Up 7 Up.

Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on.


Slip-n-Slides.... now there are just ghetto ones

Tree Houses.

Hula Hoops.



The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies.

Running through the sprinklers.

That "Little Mermaid"

Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.

Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.

Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.

Drinking Sqeeze It "Squeeze The Fun Out Of It"


Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ's still wrapped up in your TMNT, Power Rangers,
Barbie, Fairy Princess comforter.

Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats.

The original Power Rangers

Or what about:

The Secret Life of Alex Mac.

Ren & Stimpy.

Double Dare.

Family Double Dare.

Rocco's Modern Life.


Wild & Crazy Kids.

Clarissa Explains it All.


salute your shorts(CAMP ANAWANA)

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

The original cast members of All That.

Kenan & Kel.



magic school bus.

Nick Arcade.

flash forward.

the adventures of pete and pete.

legends of the hidden temple.

hey dude.


Mummies Alive

pinky and the brain.

Sailor Moon.


hangin with mr. copper.


bill-nye the science guy!


Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life & I
Love Lucy.

Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years.

or nick jr. with face

gulah gulah island

little bear

Busy Town

under the unbrella tree


The Big Comfy Couch

Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.

Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.

Class field trips.

When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.

When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.

When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.

When Toys R Us overuled the mall.

Go back to the time when:

Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'.

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming 'do over!'

'Race issue' ment arguing about who ran the fastest.

Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in 'Monopoly'.

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends.

Being old referred to anyone over 20.

A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.

Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.

Where the best form of protection was "circle circle dot dot now I've got my cootie shot, circle
circle square square now I've got it everywhere"

It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the 'big people' rides at the fair.

When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever.

When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.

when "what would you do" was crazy. d-

when winning a mountain bike on a tv show was a jaw dropper.