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March 06, 2011

Aged Like A Fine Wine?

I have never really felt as if I was getting older.  Until recently, radio stations I listen to, movie quotes I say and re-runs of shows I watch have really made me feel that I was "aging".

I am only 30, so my era is a mix of the 80's and 90's.  That was my time, tight rolled jeans, high tops and New Kids on The Block.  (My favorite was Jordan Knight, and yes I was a member of their fan club.)

Recently, when I sing clips of a song, my friend who is 6 years younger than I am, looks at me with blank stares.  A few examples were Monica's "Just One of Them Days" and Seal's "Crazy". I think I felt my hair turning gray on the spot.

Here is the video, that's right, this is my jam!

Then, a few co - workers and I started to talk about movies.  As we were stating the movies we loved growing up, it was only met with blank stares and curiosity from the "young-uns".  You would think a 6 year age gap doesn't seem enough to create such a difference in what we did/watched growing up.  Although, when I was a senior in high school they were only in 7th grade.  Sigh...

This is pretty much how I felt with them.

Here are some movies that I loved growing up that will be lost on the new generation.  These are must see movies if you haven't already seen them.  There are many more, but these are the highlights.

The Princess Bride

Blazing Saddles - Side note, I basically love anything Mel Brooks does.


Batteries Not Included

Flight of the Navigator

Never Ending Story

Like I said, this is just a small sampling. I might have to do a blog about the awesome music I grew up on.  Today's music ain't got nothing on Paula, Janet and Boyz II Men.  
 What were some of your favorite movies growing up?


  1. Stopping over from Mingle Monday! I can completely related with everything music related you mentioned in this blog---I'm also 30---and the NKOTB fan club was DEFINITELY the cool thing to do! HA! But the movies---okay I'm really out of the loop with movies. I didn't recognize any of them you mentioned---my fave of all time is/was Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Classic!

  2. You listed sooo many of my favorite growing up movies! But you forgot ghostbusters!

    Thanks for following me through meg's bloghop! :)

  3. Ah yes! Ferris Bueller and Ghost Busters! Classic movies! I'm glad I am not the only one who misses these movies! :) Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

  4. Oh yes, Goonies and Molly Ringwald movies for sure!

    Christine of Lovingly Simple


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