Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.



I thought the 80s were cool. I was a teen in the 80s, so of course, I was cool.

I had:
parachute pants
leg warmers
big feathered hair in a mullet
those ruffled shirts with bad plaids that had gold shit running through them
at one point, I had a pink tail
the Boy George-look for Halloween one year
bandannas tied around my thigh or wrist
a turntable (my husband is too young to know what this is - yes, honey it is that thing Beck sang about having two of with a microphone)
skintight Calvin Klein jeans and nothing came between me and them
topsiders, no socks
Ozzy and Def Leppard
After my Ozzy phase - Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Bow Wow Wow, The Smiths, U2 and INXS
a boyfriend who wore skinny ties that went to his bellybutton with a white suit and a pink buttondown
side ponytails
argyle knee socks and penny loafers

Oh, there was more. I was inspired by Bad News Hughes through the 80s. I would have so dated him in high school. Digging that whole Thomas Dolby meets Flock of Seagulls hair at graduation.


  • At 7:56 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry Babe,the 50s and 60s were cool !!

    Semoer Fi

  • At 8:31 PM, June 01, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    hey, the 80s were awesome!


  • At 12:26 AM, June 02, 2006, Blogger dyzgoneby said…

    The 80s were way better. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    half my head shaved and in checkerboard like (OMG) Cindy Lauper

    hair dyed, every color of the rainbow

    8 piercings, in each ear

  • At 10:33 AM, June 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I used to think the 80s were cool until this trip down memory lane - parachute pants and break dancing. THE HORROR! THE HORROR!


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