Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why Was I So Happy to Get Out of the '80s?

It all started with the Waters of March and the huge amount of time I waste on YouTube. I love the song and YouTube has made indulgence a really hard habit to break.

I rarely drink soda, but in the '80s, I did. A lot. Because I was a kid loose in a school with a cafeteria that pushed it as the drink of choice (later, there was the Slush Puppy machine and the Sustagen people did drop by regularly with their freebie cups of healthier fare. Also, there were the water fountains.). I grew up guzzling Coke and drinking in their fascinating commercials. There was Lilet's "I am the future of the world, I am the hope of the nation..." (which I can't find, btw - also, for your totally unwanted information, she was my colleague for the ridiculously short time I tried my hand at call center work. She called herself Mariel by then.). A favorite of mine though is the "I'd like to teach the world to sing" one (more useless info, I was a child who listened to Karen Carpenter's version of the song ad nauseam). Also the "First time, first love" one (my cousin taught me to play this on the piano when I stayed with them for a few days the summer I was turning 13).

So yeah, let's reminisce:











5 comments:

echolage said...

That third ad totally takes me back. I remember deciding in 7th or 8th grade that I was going to move to Little Italy in New York City so I could have that life (of course that was a move of 90 blocks or so but an entirely different world)

Viviana said...

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spinninglovelydays said...

@echolage: The neighborhood did seem very appealing. I've been spending too many hours on YouTube just waxing nostalgic, lol

@Viviana: Thanks for stopping by :)

Christa Bledsoe said...

All of them are great. I didn't see most of these when they actually came out. Thanks for sharing.

spinninglovelydays said...

Glad you enjoyed them :)