Friday, June 25

30 Years

This weekend is my 30 Year class reunion.   I thought about going… for a few seconds.   I’ve been so busy and consumed by other things that I really want a few weekends to do pretty much NOTHING!   Is that wrong?  I really have no desire to attend the reunion.  I’ve had a few emails trying to persuade me…   I can’t believe it’s been 30 years…  What happened in 1980??

The original CREEP!

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Nerd News-  Computer Modem invented.   (does anyone still use a modem?)
Habits -  PacMan,  Centipede  (arcade)..  
Best Film – Oscar -  Ordinary People
Big Movies:
1.The Empire Strikes back
2. 9 to 5
3. Stir Crazy
4. Airplane!
5. Any Which Way You can
6. Private Benjamin
7. Coal Miner's daughter
8. Smokey and the bandit II
9. The Blue Lagoon
10. The Blues Brothers

Cost of a new home: $76,400.00
Cost of a new car: $9,500
Median Household Income: $17,710.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.25  ( I think this is too high!)
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0..96
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.16

Top Albums
1.  Against the Wind – Bob Seger. 2. Damn the Torpedo’s – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.   3. Eat to the Beat – Blondie    4.  Glass Houses – Billy Joel   5. In the Heat of the Night – Pat Benatar   6. Off the Wall – Michael Jackson   7. The Wall – Pink Floyd   ( I think I had every one of these albums)

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Top 20 TV shows
1 )Dallas    2 )60 Minutes    3 )The Dukes of Hazzard    4 )Private Benjamin    5 )M*A*S*H    6 )The Love Boat    7 )The NBC Tuesday Night Movie    8 )House Calls    9 )The Jeffersons    10 )Little House on the Prairie    11 )The Two of Us    12 )Alice    13 )Real People    14 )Three's Company    15 )The NBC Movie of the Week    16 )One Day at a Time    17 )Too Close for Comfort    18 )Magnum P.I.    19 )Diff'rent Strokes    20 )NFL Monday Night Football

Who Shot JR? is talked about heavily from the TV show Dallas. On November 21, the conclusion draws more viewers than any other show in TV history up to that point.

· John Lennon is assassinated by Mark David Chapman

· Brook Shields whispers, “You know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." the ad was banned.

· Mt. Saint Helens erupts, killing 60 people. ( I remember the ash while driving to Northern Idaho)

· CNN is launched as the first all news network

Bill Gates licenses MS-DOS to IBM, makes next to nothing on the deal. The pair buys the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template. The money is made later from licensing it to third party clone makers.

US hockey team beat Russia for the gold in the Winter Olympics.

Billboard #1  1980
December 22, 1979 - January 4, 1980:
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

January 5 - January 18:
Please Don't Go - KC and the Sunshine Band

January 19 - February 15:
Rock With You - Michael Jackson

February 16 - February 22:
Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille

February 23 - March 21:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

March 22 - April 18:
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd

April 19 - May 30:
Call Me - Blondie

May 31 - June 27:
Funkytown - Lipps Inc.

June 28 - July 18:
Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) - Paul McCartney & Wings


July 19 - August 1:
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel

August 2 - August 29:
Magic - Olivia Newton-John

August 30 - September 5:
Sailing - Christopher Cross

September 6 - October 3:
Upside Down Diana Ross

October 4 - October 24:
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

October 25 - November 14:
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand

November 15 - December 26:
Lady - Kenny Rogers

December 27, 1980 - January 30, 1981:
(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon

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How is that for a little trip down Memory Lane?

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3 comments:

Bonnie Kinghorn-Peck said...

Oh my gosh Michelle. I remember you little yellow Bug. Remember when I would skip classes and come to Borah, then we would cut together.

♥Jacqueline♥ said...

You were such a cutie! Gas was under $1 when I started driving in 1997, so that may be a bit high.. Other than that, that's really cool!

Lynda said...

That was a fun walk down memory lane! I had a little blue bug back then and loved it. Instead of going to my reunion I just went to dinner with 2 of my old buddies. It isn't quite so overwhelming that way.