Oct 5, 2008

Is this real?

Okay so this week has been crazy at work. It is Homecoming week and that means spirit theme days, powder puff, football, parade, foodfest and of course...the dance! I have shared in the past that attending games and dances was not something I ever had interest in during my own high school years. Well, that really hasn't changed except that now I am required to participate and encourage kids that it's sooo important. But that isn't the strange part of this week...it's something very different.

I don't remember if I have shared, my high school boyfriend cheated on me after two years and got the girl pregnant. That baby is now a sophomore in high school...at my school (such irony)! I don't have much contact with him or his family because he has been staying focused and attending classes and staying out of trouble. But tonight I was supervising the dance floor and there he was showing off his break dancing moves and in that moment felt like time had rolled backwards and I was back at my own high school dance. Well...if I had actually gone to Homecoming I imagine that it what it would have felt like a flashback. Every song tonight was a remix from the 80's (they ended the night with the theme from Dirty Dancing), all of the dresses where a flashback from the 80's (there was even a few headband, neon tights and over sized shirts) and the dance moves...BREAK DANCING! Who knew that was going to have come back?

So I stood there for a few minutes watching this young man dance to impress his date and felt like it was very familiar. Except that the music was so loud that my ears hurt, kids were avoiding me because I am an adult...not cool! And so I am going to bed realizing that the 80's are back and I am excited that I'm past neon anything and watching break dancing isn't exciting.

14 comments:

WendyB said...

That is a very strange situation!

R said...

Yepppp.... that's weird... I would have felt strange as well. But really, the 80s? LOVE IT!! Glad to have it back!! THat was the real music!! LOL!!!

Dr Zibbs said...

I can't believe they made a comic book out of Breakin'. That's great.

J said...

LOL.

I used to have these sweet neon socks...bright pink and bright green...with earrnings to match!

J said...

LOL.

I used to have these sweet neon socks...bright pink and bright green...with earrnings to match!

Marcy "meg" said...

That is a very interesting situation!

I love 80's music!!!!

Stacie said...

lol. sounds like a fun homecoming even if you are the "adult" in the corner ;)

This weekend Break Dancing 2 was on...I watched for about 20 minutes and shut it off. I can't believe I thought that movie was "cool" at one point. LOL!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

A-yep... I've seen parachute pants.. ON PEOPLE a few weeks ago. I laughed hysterically, but then sobered up quickly when I remember I owned them too.

us 2 said...

i bet that was a blast from the past......too small of a world.....take care k

Savvy Mode SG said...

that is a weird situation. yes, we used to feel the same way about adults....

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Whoa! Having your ex's kd in yor school i a wierd situation. Wow!

Ok, I LOVE the 80's. Those songs bring back so many great memories.

I use to have the biggest crush on Ozone! Man he was fine. lol

Whiskeymarie said...

Living through it once was enough. Fun, but still...
enough.

I would rather rip out my own tonsils with a nail clipper than wear 99% of the stuff I did in the 80's. Except the pointy-toed black leather flats.
Those I still love, and still wear.
How sad for me.

Liam said...

Not only is it real... the sequel is even better... Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086999/

--Liam who wishes he still had his black parachute pants

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