I have yet to meet anyone who lived out their teenage years in the 1990′s that doesn’t have a little soft spot in their heart for U2 music. It was a soundtrack to life, love and heartbreak. It was a staple at school dances. What teenage girl didn’t feel her heart in her throat while watching Friends, seeing Rachel stare out a rainy window while With or Without You was swirling out of the radio, courtesy of a Ross request? As the teenage years turned into college, then my 20′s, and now my 30′s, the music still resonates with me.
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I hope that everyone enjoyed Freedom by Jonathan Franzen over the last two months! It’s time for a new book selection and since it worked so well last time, I’ve decided that I’m going to let the random generator pick books from now on. One less thing to make a decision about! This time Random.org spit out #26, which is Food Matters by Mark Bittman.
I have had this book on my reading list since I watched Food Inc. back in December. To say that the documentary was eye-opening would be the understatement of the century and I have made significant changes to my grocery shopping and eating habits as a result. This book by Mark Bittman talks about how the food we are eating is not only unhealthy, but also damaging to the environment, and describes how we can work to make changes.
I am definitely looking forward to this one, and can’t wait to discuss it! Who else will be reading along this month?
Although this was my book selection for March, I extended it into April as well because I couldn’t quite get it finished in one month’s time. While it took a little longer to read than I initially anticipated, it was absolutely worth it. It’s been a long time since I’ve become so wrapped up in a book and it felt great! Each day I found myself anxiously awaiting some down time in the evening when I would be able to pick it up and continue reading. So there aren’t any spoilers for those still reading, the discussion will start after the jump…
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I am a child of the ’80s. I had a banana hair clip. I wore layered, neon-colored socks. I wore jelly shoes. I had a Gameboy. I loved the show “You Can’t Do That on Television”. Later, I would peg my jeans*.
And I owned a Pocket Rocker. Which, to me, was just about the coolest thing ever. You could listen to your favorite songs over and over, on a little portable player. I haven’t thought about those things in years, but I was in the car today listening to 80′s on 8 on XM and the song “Dance Like an Egyptian” came on. And the first thing that popped into my head was the Pocket Rocker – The Bangles tape was one of my favorites (it had Walk Like an Egyptian and Manic Monday)! Amazing how a song can bring back such specific memories from so long ago! And then I started remembering all of the songs I had that I loved…
Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer”
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven is a Place on Earth”
Jan Hammer & Glenn Frey – “The Miami Vice Theme” & “The Heat is On”
Huey Lewis & the News – “Doing It All For My Baby” & “The Power of Love” (it helped that I also loved Back to the Future)
I think Fisher-Price had a step on Apple for a brief moment.
Did you have a Pocket Rocker? Do you remember your favorite songs?
*A guy my boyfriend works with is in his early to mid-20′s and had never heard of pegging jeans and had no idea what it meant. Wow, did I feel old!