Thursday, August 5, 2010

The 80's Meme!

This is the first meme I have ever played. I guess this IS kinda fun after all. Now I see why Bud enjoys it...

1. MADNESS: OUR HOUSE“I remember way back then when everything was true and when we would have such a very good time, and such a fine time, a happy time”….
What is a funny memory of a parent, sibling or guardian in your childhood home?
I really don't have any belly laugh funny memories outside of my father's drunken escapades, but even those are more sad than funny.

2. MEN WITHOUT HATS: SAFETY DANCE “We can dance if we want to, we’ve got all your life and mine…as long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it, everything will work out right”…
What activity did you do that would be considered dangerous or reckless?
In the 1970s, I used to drink and dance all night at the disco, then drive home slightly drunk after having breakfast at 3am.

3. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: RELAX “But shoot it in the right direction, making it your intention…live those dreams, scheme those schemes, got to hit me, hit me, hit me with those laser beams”…
What was your dream job and what did you actually wind up doing?
I always wanted to be a rock n roll star, but I wound up being a DJ for 12 years, and a trumpet player all through school, so I came close. I now work in an office.

4. MODERN ENGLISH: I MELT WITH YOU“I’ll stop the world and melt with you…you’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time, there’s nothing you and I won’t do…I’ll stop the world and melt with you”…
What is the most romantic getaway you have taken?
Probably moving in with my boyfriend gives me access to many "getaways" in house!

5. THOMAS DOLBY: BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE“I don’t believe it! She’s tidied up again and I can’t find anything!All my tubes and wires, and careful notes”
What valuable item have you lost?
My mother...

6. DEVO: WHIP IT“Crack that whip, give the past the slip, step on a crack, break your momma’s back”…
Were you spanked as a child? How were you punished?
I was spanked and hit with wooden spoons and spatulas. My mother did all the discipline, my father was my buddy.

7. ANIMOTION: OBSESSION“You are an obsession, You’re my obsession, who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?”
What is the oddest thing you ever did to get someone to like you?
I painted his apartment.

8. TOMMY 2-TONE: 867-5309 JENNY JENNY“Jenny Jenny who can I turn to? You give me something I can hold onto..I know you think I’m like the others before, who saw your name and number on the wall”
Who do you regret giving your phone number to?
Several men, over the course of my dating years, but usually salesmen are the worst on the phone.

9. KAJAGOOGOO: TOO SHY“Modern medicine falls short of your complaints, ooh, try a little harder, you’re moving in circles wont you dilate? Baby try”
What is your favorite medicine or drug?
Legal drug: Tylenol with Codeine...Illegal drug: XTC (circa 1984)

10. GARY NUMAN: CARS“Here in my car, I feel safest of all, I can lock all my doors, it’s the only way to live, in cars”…
What was /is your favorite car?
I used to love Corvettes, but I love the new Nissan CUBE. It looks like a spaceship.

11. THE GO-GOS: OUR LIPS ARE SEALED “Can you hear them? They talk about us, telling lies, well that’s no surprise”
What is the worst lie or rumor anyone ever told about you?
That I had slept with an instructor to get good grades in a class.

12. DURAN DURAN: HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF“In touch with the ground, I’m on the hunt I’m after you, smell like I sound, I’m lost in a crowd, And I’m hungry like the wolf”
What food do you crave so much you would brave a long line or travel a far distance to get it?
I drove 3 hours to Manchester, VT for an 8 oz jar of Mother Myrick's Hot Fudge.

13. JOAN JETT: I LOVE ROCK N ROLL“I saw him dancing there by the record machine. I knew he must have been about 17. The beat was goin’ strong, playin’ my favorite song”
What was the last song you paid to hear on a jukebox?
At a pizza house, I put .25 cents into a table box to hear "Time Of Your Life" by Green Day.


  1. The old record machine. That does bring back memories. Can we take down the "wet paint" signs yet?

  2. Memes are fun, aren't they? I just started last week. Really enjoyed reading your answers and visiting your blog.

    Have a good weekend.


  3. #5-Wish I had thought of that. Good answer.

  4. Wow, thanks! I didn't realise I would get comments. : )