Sunday, September 20, 2009
What were you doing in 1984?
My parents split up: My dad stayed in NY, my mom moved to WV, where she is originally from. Plus, I was going to college there.
School just wasn't for me. I found college to be too much like high school (at least my college was). I did make some friends, though.
One of those friends had a brother whom I started dating in May. Needless to say, he was the one I fell particularly hard for. He was a year younger than I, which meant he would be leaving for college in the fall. We had a wonderful summer. However, after he had been up at school for a couple of months, things changed. Not with me...with him. Do you remember how heartbroken you were after your "first love" broke up with you? It hit me hard and fast. I tried to be strong...tried to forget...but...it was so difficult. I was so naive! I went through many boxes of Kleenex, and played the song "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins over and over.......
1984 was also the year that my cousin Dawn and I saw Prince's Purple Rain so many times, that we could recite the dialog along with the movie. My dad helped me buy my first car...it was a little Volkswagon Rabbit. I did not return to college in the fall. Instead, I worked waiting tables at a cafe. I was so bad at being a waitress, they moved me to hostess and cashier!