I'm a liberal pagan living in West,Texas..yes that West,Texas

Monday, August 28, 2006

1985...ALIVE AND KICKING(SIMPLE MINDS)





This was quite a year for me...I was still working at Payless Cashway's and enjoying it as much as anyone could enjoy a job...I was doing great in the paint dept..we were doing good business and I would again like to thank Sears for that..They would sell people cheap paint, not tell them how to use it and I would get the job of selling them good paint and teach them how to prep and apply...I even went to the paint department in Sears one day and told the guy working there that he was responsible for 5 jobs for me that week..as he had fucked them all up and then they came to me and I set them straight..He said I was crazy..told him ....'yes I am...but at least I know how to do my job asshole'....laughed all the way out of the store...My only problem was people were not happy with the fact that I didn't have to work Sunday's...and no nights unless it was once in awhile and although I didn't blame them...that was the deal they made to get me...Told them from the beginning..my daughter came before the job...they were find with it..until my new floor manager decided he liked someone else for my job and he complained so much about it they said I would have to work every other Sunday...I had just found out from my Dr. that I needed to have a hysterectomy...I had been having the all too familiar problems and he said it needed to be done and done fast...so I told the job I had to have the operation and when I got back I would work every other Sunday...(yeah right)..so had my operation..took my six week's off to recoup..and on the first Sunday I was supposed to work..I didn't show...when the asshole who had instigated the deal so his friend could get in called me and wondered where I was. I said:"hey asshole?....take this job and shove it...I don't work for you no more"....I would just stay home and be with MJ and Bill..David had moved in with his soon to be wife and Thom was gone half the time with his soon to be wife..so I just stayed home and drank and watched MTV with MJ and Bill...Bill actually liked VH-1 better..The last time I had sex was that summer and I had the operation in Nov. so I always refered to myself as being like a 1943 Chevy with a new motor...so it has been 21 years since I have had sex..do I miss it????..nah
I can go 21 years without sex..I can go 21 years without booze, I can go 21 years without cigarettes...but I can't go 21 days without Dr.Pepper...
My favo
rite thing to do the last part of 1985 was put a cooler full of Lone Star in my little blue jeep and Bill and I would drive to West and just ride around in the country, drink beer and listen to my radio..my only problem is my singing and someone screaming like they were being stabbed to death sounded the same to Bill...and when I would sing he would jump on the floor board and stick his head under the seat..everyone's a critic..But if I thought it was a crappy year for me....the rest of you had it bad too, with Ronald Reagan being sworn in for another term...8 years of that asshole...My cousin Bruce thinks he is the greatest human that ever lived...now you know why I don't want to go to the reunions...I think I am the only Democrat..and with my short fuse..I know one day.....'snap...pow..bang'..
To top it
off Margaret Thatcher addressed Congress, endorsing Reagan's politics..USSR leader Chernenko dies at 73, and is replaced by Mikhail Gorbachev, 54. Judas Priest..they went through a leader a year there for awhile..and while I know they were all old...don't ya think maybe they were helped along...????
P.L.O. terrorists hijacked Achelli Lauro, Italian cruise ship, with
80 passangers,plus crew.American Leon Klinghoppler was killed.President Reagan and Prime Minister Gorbachev meet at summit..There was more news...but truthfully..it sucks...so on to the music...''A view to a kill'by Duran Duran, 'Don't you forget about me'by Simple Minds,'Angel, Crazy for you,Dress you up,Gambler, Into the Groove and Material Girl'by Madonna,'Miami Vice Theme'by Jan Hammer,'One more night'by Phil Collins,'Only the young'by Journey,'Loverboy'by Billy Ocean,'Money for nothing'by Dire Straits,'Jealous Guy'by John Lennon,'I want to know what love is,'by Foreigner,'Indianapolis'by Medudo,'Oh, Sheila'by Ready For The World,'Born in the USA, Glory Days,I'm Going Down and I'm on Fire',by Bruce Springsteen,'Broken wings'by Mr. Mister,'Brother in arms'by Dire Straits,'Can't fight the feeling and one lonely night'by REO Speedwagon,'Centerfield'by John Fogerty,'Close to me and In between days', by The Cure,'Dancing in the Street'by David Bowie and Mick Jagger,'Dirty Old Town'by The Pogues,'Don't come around here anymore', by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,'Don't loose my number'by Phil Collins,'Everybody wants to rule the world and Head over heels'by Tears for Fears,'Everthing she wants'by Wham,'Everytime she wants'by Paul Young,'Fortress Around your heart and If you love somebody set them free'by Sting,'Find a way'by Amy Grant,'Freeway of love'by Aretha Franklin,'The heat is on'by Glenn Frey,'Heaven'by Bryan Adams,'How soon is now'by The Smiths,and who could forget the most fabulous wonderful peice of music ever.....'Party All The Time'by Eddie Murphy.??????? Then there was 'Part Time Lover'by Stevie Wonder,'Private Dancer'by Tina Turner,'The Power of Love'by Huey Lewis and the News,'Saving all my love for you'by Whitney Houston,'Say you, Say me'by Lionel Richie,'Shout'by Tears for Fear,'Some heads are gonna roll'by Judas Priest,'Some Like it Hot'by Power Station,'Summer of '69 and Somebody'by Bryan Adams,'Spanish Eddie'by Laura Branigan,'Sussudio'by Phil Collins,'Take on me'by A-Ha,'the Big Money'by Rush,'Walk like a man'by Divine,'We Are The World'by USA For Africa(remember the video of that?...,'We built this city'by Jefferson Starship,'West End Girls'by Pet Shop Boys,'Wise Up'by Amy Grant,'Voices Carry'by 'Til Tuesday( I liked that song).'All she wants to do is dance and the Boys of Summer'by Don Henley,'Sea of Love'by The Honey Drippers,'Walking on Sunshine'by Katrina and the Waves,'Jungle Love'by The Time,'You Give Good Love'by Whitney Houston..and last but not least a pair by the wild boy himself...Just a Gigilo and California Girls'..by David Lee Roth...
I was s
till listning to Country and Willie and Ray Charles had a beautiful song'Seven Spanish Angel's'..The Judds had 'Why Not Me'...'Lost in the 50's'by Ronnie Milsap, 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes'by George 'no show'Jones.and the beginning of a great band called the Highwaymen...they sang an even greater song'Highwayman'...mabye the best group of singers and pickers ever..Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, \Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.You just don't get any better than that...by by '85...

16 comments:

Carina said...

21 years without sex???????

Donna said...

Damn woman..21 years without sex? Yikes I've gone 8 months once by choice, and never again LOL!
Even when I'm an ol lady I'll be getting me some.

Anonymous said...

Jackie did you ever paint your wagon? I like to "get some" too but not with just anyone. :)

Anonymous said...

21 years? I can dig it... but don't wanna...

Thanks for another musical trip down memory lane. I had totally forgotten about some of those artists and songs...

Anonymous said...

21 years? DAMN!

I never thought I would like VH1 better than MTV. But I do. MTV sucks. They both show too many shows. But at least on VH1 you get some videos now and then.

I miss the old onry and dirty Eddie Murphy.

Nit Wit said...

21 years! Boy, I didn't even go that long the first time. It seems like that long between though.
Don't you just love self important people who get a little power and think their God? I've got a couple like that at work now and one of them is junior to everyone else at work. He compensates by trying to make everyone else look bad. I mean he never makes mistakes (he thinks) but he finds fault with everyone around him.
So they call that music?

Nancy said...

I got the CD The Highway Men and my sister Lee took it when she left for home. It's a great CD.

:)

Josh said...

I'm just glad that picture near your discussion of the hysterectomy was no bigger that it was...

And I was surprised to see both Divine and Eddie Murphy in the list of music. Boy, the 80's were a strange and magical time, eh?

fc said...

You Rock Granny... I love your stories and your music...

Regards
-fc

leo myshkin said...

i'm with you, moderation is for monks. you either drink or you don't. i think most vikings are that way.

brothers in arms has been on my most played list for 20 years. i'm only taking calls for cash.

Donna said...

Oh yeah...you've been tagged!

Anonymous said...

21 years!!! Wow ... and I can't believe 21 years has gone by since your playlist! I was 18 then and it feels like yesterday.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA! 21 years! I went 16 years before I met my husband and I thought I'd set a record. Of course, I also thought I was going to be a nun *laughs*.

BTW, you realize all us war supporters are just facists don't you? *nods* Yep, according to Shrub's boy Rumsfeld , anyone who opposes the war is just the same as a Nazi sympathizer.

Scottish Toodler said...

I love these reviews!!!! But you forgot 1985-- TOODLER MOVED to LOS ANGELES (after a brief attempt at living in Chicago-- no more cold weather!!!) And I am sending you my FAVOURITE playtoy, a little vibrator shaped like lipstick. Just don't overdo it!!!! 21 years...You haven't had sex the entire time I've lived in California!!!

Anonymous said...

I am ready for 1986!

JBlue said...

YDG, you kill me. Is there anything you won't say? Love the post.