WHY 1985 ROCKS

February 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm 9 comments

First let me annouce the contest winner for this week…Jane Richardson. E-mail me at melissablue84 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

You can be a winner just like her if you comment or pimp my book.(I had to get that in somehow)
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7 more days until my head explodes and I’ve been trying to keep myself busy. I couldn’t work on SEE MEGAN RUN (formorly known as Overworked and Underlaid), because my editor still had it. (Yesterday she finally sent me the first 3 chapters. There is a God)

Also, this week I’ve actually written 4,600 words, but not on the romantic suspense I started in December. I’m sooo not meeting my deadline. To further distract myself I looked up random facts on the year I was born. You know I knew it was a good year, but I NEVER really knew. Here’s what I found out:

1. 1985 was declared the International Youth Year.

2. Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.

3. “We Are the World” was recorded in Africa. So thank the year 1985 for marking such a catchy song that if you hear it now you’ll be singing it for weeks.

4. Route 66 was officially closed.

5.Ruth Lawrence, a thirteen year old, recieved a degree from Oxford Universtiy in mathmatetics. So the next time you look at your teenager let them know. That should start a very interesting conversation.

6. An 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico City. Aren’t you glad you didn’t take that vacation?

7. The Breakfast Club was released, which just means the quote, “The criminal, the princess, the athlete, and the brain” was seared on your brain forever. Or worst just another movie with Molly Ringwald.(sp?) (Still I love this movie.)

8. If you happened to be Prince you were seeing more vaginas on a daily basis than a gyno.

9. Back to the Future was released.

I think that’s ‘Nuff said about how great a year 1985 had to have been. Do you know any random facts about the year you were born? If you are worried about dating yourself just say, “I have this friend who was born in ….”

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marianne Arkins  |  February 8, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Dear heavens… I’m old. You were born AFTER I’d already graduated from high school.

    Thanks for giving me something to gab about on tomorrow’s blog!

  • 2. Mel  |  February 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    You’re welcome. And think of it this way you’re not I’m old, I’m just young. If it makes you feel any better.

  • 3. booklady  |  February 9, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Oh, I *loved* the title Overworked and Underlaid! Although I suppose that phrase has been played with too much to be original now?

  • 4. raine  |  February 9, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Oh hell–you’re a baby, lol!
    (and Prince still looks pretty good, btw).

    Random fact about the year I was born?

    Drivers figured out how to arrange their covered wagons in a circle for protection…

  • 5. Mel  |  February 9, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Although I suppose that phrase has been played with too much to be original now?

    Actually, I don’t think Overworked and Underlaid has been overused. So it was a safe title. But I lost it*pout* But I survived and See Megan Run fits the book just as perfectally.

  • 6. Mel  |  February 9, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Drivers figured out how to arrange their covered wagons in a circle for protection…

    LMAO at this. God, that was a good ass punch line. You are not that old. And Prince is probably older than you, but he still looks good in heels.
    “Purple rain, purple rain…..”

  • 7. Jess  |  February 9, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    LOL Well, I was born the same year as you, so I think you about covered it. 😀 *g*

    Although I was at the grocery last night buying Lisa Kleypas’ “Mine Till Midnight” and the clerk said, “You aren’t old enough to read that! That’s like, like porn! You’re too young!” And I said, “It’s a historical. You should see the other books I’m reading.” And she looked shocked, so I said I would be sure to show my husband the book, just so he knows what I’m reading, and she about died. She made me show her my hand and everything. It was great. Totally made my day. She thought I didn’t look a day over 16! This amuses me greatly, because in another 10 years, I will be so grateful for any sort of youthful comment, I am sure.

    (Being under 5′ really helps!)

  • 8. Mel  |  February 9, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    This amuses me greatly, because in another 10 years, I will be so grateful for any sort of youthful comment, I am sure.

    Lol. Having two kids has sucked the youth from my body. I don’t complain–much–about it. And yeah, I think being under 5′ is what makes other’s suspicious.

    And I said 1985 was a good year so why am I not surprsed you were born in that year. Than again I just may be biased.

  • 9. Patricia W.  |  February 9, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    It was a good year. I graduated from college. 🙂

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