Just a Little Crush by Sonia G. Medeiros
I'm thrilled to be hanging out at Lara's blog this Life List Club Friday. Lara's invited me to join in the I'll Tumble 4 Ya blogfest...by fessing up to my 80s celeb crush. So here goes...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
What? Not buying it?
I mean...sure, he's a little height challenged. Okay and maybe he's in need of a good depilatory. And he might have been just a wee bit too old for me but...
Still not buying, huh?
Oh, alright. My real 80s crush was...
Ricky Schroder. In all his Silver Spoons glory. By the time I started watching the show, it was already in reruns but Ricky, with his adorable smile and open face really made my tween heart go pit-a-pat. Pretty sure I wrote "Mrs. Ricky Schroder" all over my school notebooks and had our wedding all planned out.
I think ALF was going to perform the ceremony.
So, spill already. Who's was your 80s celeb crush.
Sonia G Medeiros is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. She’s the author of more than a dozen short stories and flash fiction pieces, blogs at WordPress, and is working on her first novel, a dark fantasy. When she’s not wandering along the tangled paths of her wild imagination, she wrangles home life with one fabulous husband, two amazing, homeschooled children, a part-alien half-chihuahua and two cats who battle each other for world domination.
Blog Hop Part Two: Lara's Crush
Since I was ten in 1981 and graduated high-school in 1989, the 80's are full of teeny-bopper crush memories. I was going to include runners up, but I started adding people, and was getting too many photos, so I decided I'd stick to my main crush of the 80's. I started crushing on them in 1984 and it kind of still goes on today, although in a much more mature way. I hope. ;)
And the winner is...
This would not be a surprise to anyone who went to high school with me. My parents practically knew the songs as well as my sister and I did. If I told you all the stupid things I did back then because of crushing on Duran Duran, you'd never respect me again, so it's my dirty little secret!
|Here they are circa. Seven and the Ragged Tiger in 1984.|
|I had to include this one, because they are actually smiling. My mom even thought Nick Rhodes has an amazing smile. Unfortunately, many of the pictures I found were those serious, model type photos they were famous for.|
|Here they are (everyone except the guitarist, Andy Taylor, who doesn't appear to want to rejoin the band), still rockin' the guy-liner, in May, 2011. In March, 2011 the band released All You Need is Now.|
I guess we all grew older, so I won't hold the wrinkles, hair loss, and excess poundage against them. Actually, I think they have held up better than many of their 80's contemporaries. They still put out great music, too, and I found out several months ago that Simon Le Bon, the lead singer, has had a blog for a long time where he reviews science fiction novels. Who knew!
So that's my entry into the I'll Tumble 4 Ya' Blog Hop! I've enjoyed revisiting my 80's crushes, and am so excited to see who everyone else picked! I'd also like to say a huge "Thank you" to Sonia for playing along!
If you haven't had too much of me, you can always head over to Jenny Hansen's blog, More Cowbell, where I am guest posting on how to deal with goal achievement difficulties. Have a great hop!