Ah yes, life now, versus then...
Pumpkin is watching 'Back to the Future' with Michael J. Fox, on the ABC Family Channel. The movie is billed as a 'classic' now. Wow.
I have been lost within some memories of that time while cleaning some 'piles of stuff' in bedroom.
The movie came out July 3, 1985.
Yes, I remember the exact date. Why? I was working at a movie theater then, and it was a huge hit. The posters all had the date in big letters across the bottom.
At that time, the theater was a single screen family owned business. An extinct concept now in this suburban area.
I worked there with my best friend/sister of my heart, Kathy. She was also living with me and my family by then.
That summer was a blast.
All of us who worked there were in our early twenties or late teens. There was a whole crowd of us who hung out, theater employees, and employees from the other stores in the strip mall where we were located. Even the two managers that we had were friends and hung out with all of us.
I remember us standing around reciting the lines from 'Back to the Future' with the door open to auditorium, as a competition to see who could do it longest.
I remember deliberately ripping the corners of Reese's wrappers and yelling out to our manager (and friend), 'Whoops, spoilage' and then splitting them with Kathy and our other friend, LeeAnn. Sometimes, Junior Mints or Nestle's Crunch had a horrible mishap instead.
I remember Kathy dropping the big, heavy, wooden door on her foot and breaking it. Ouch.
I remember several of our parties after the theater closed and all the customers were gone. That was the first time I ever went into a men's room and saw a urinal! LOL Ah, the mystery of no lines at men's rooms revealed!!!
I remember plugging in our curling irons after hours behind the candy stand to do our big 80's hair! And, then re-doing our make-up for the evening as well!
I remember our wild after-hours Halloween party when I was a French Maid, and Kathy was a Playboy Bunny! And, we went out to a club like that, too! I even pictures of that somewhere, and no, I don't have a scanner! Ha!
Conveniently, there was a Mexican restaurant and bar as a part of the strip mall.
I remember lots of nights at El Torito with a whole bunch of us having drinks and laughs.
I remember several slightly buzzed friends melting drink straws over the candle flames and making straw animal scultures while we partied!
I remember one night where several people were challenged to 'eat the worm' in the bottle of Mezcal Tequila, and I remember at least one person doing it! Ewwwww! Not me!!!
I remember going to the local diner at 2am, and all the 'interesting' people there while having an order of french fries with brown gravy!
I remember that carefree feeling of that time...
Nothing to do but have some fun with your friends...
And, wow, what stamina! Youth is soooo wasted on the young! What I could do with some of that now! lol
Thanks for letting me walk down memory lane for a while!