Monday, June 12, 2006

I remember

Getting an ice cream cone at Thrifty drugs for a nickel.

That Reese's commercial where the people accidentally bump into each other whilst separately eating peanut butter and chocolate.

Dreaming about dying.

Singing Delovely in Musical Theater class in college. I was dreadful.

Extricating myself from the LA Acting School that was run by Scientologists.

Getting drunk the first time. I still can't drink rum. (Unless it's super camouflaged, like in a Mai Tai.)

The 45 of Terry Jack's Seasons in the Sun. It was the first I purchased with my own money.

Our cat, Spam, who died after we paid for a $400 blood transfusion.

Winning $100 on a scratch off ticket.

Attaching playing cards to the spokes of our bicycle so that they would make that sound when you rode.

28 comments:

Snooze said...

Cool memories! Those Reese's commercials haunt me to this day.

nongirlfriend said...

I remember a lot of those, too. Just not the acting parts, but I would have loved to see it.

Sparky died after 2 blood transfusions. It wasn't meant to be. That is one day I will never, ever forget.

Kevin said...

Ohhh, I'm ALL about the rum baby. All about the rum.

St. Dickeybird said...

My first drunk was Peach Schnapps. Same lingering horror.

Timmy said...

Attaching playing cards to the spokes of our bicycle so that they would make that sound when you rode.

That was the coolest thing when I was a kid.

Scientologists are scary folk!

GayProf said...

Wow -- I totally forgot about Thrifty drugs and their nickel ice-cream (which later went to 10¢ and then 15¢).

According to an old superstition, if you dream about somebody dying it's supposed to mean that somebody is going to be married.

Anonymous said...

"We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun..."

Oh those were the days!! Cheesy AM music.

Belated congrats on Best Gay Blog.

Jane

_Psycho said...

Attaching playing cards was SO cool, that sound you were like a god on a bike =P

Next time for your cat, just give me 100$, I kill it for ya =P

Em said...

Gosh, I forgot all about that blood transfusion. And I only vaguely remember it now. Poor Spammy. Perhaps that is because I deeply remember when she jumped up on my lap and peed.

anabel said...

My friend Tracey liked the song "Season's in the Sun" so much she cried when it was first in the song countdown on New Years Eve that year. Think we were listening to 93KFJ.

Spider said...

Playing cards on the spokes - THAT was a good one that I remember... we thought we were just too cool...

Patricia said...

what sweet memories. i still have a bunch of 45s, too. i can't make myself part with them, yet i haven't owned a turntable in years. it amazes me that kids can look at them and ask, what's that?

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Great nostalgia. Playing cards in the spokes. Great stuff.

My first intoxication was on rum, and I still LOVE it.

And hey: You got yer chocolate in my peanut butter!

You've got yer peanut butter in MY chocolate.

t said...

Wow, you guys are bringing back a lot of memories!
Remember the commercial with the singing and dancing fig newton?

Oo-ee, gooey, rich and chewy inside.
Golden, flaky, tender cakey outside.
Wrap the inside in the outside.
Is it good?
Darn Tootin'
Doin' the Big FIG NEWTON,
(here's the tricky part)
the BIG...FIG...NEW-TUHHHHHN!


Sorry, I got a little carried away.
That was from NabiscoWorld.com

Or, Alka Seltzer...
I can't believe I ate the WHOLE THING!

t said...

By the way,
Spam is a great name for a cat!
We plan on getting a kitten later in the year.
Hmmmm...
I wonder if my wife will let me...

David said...

My first 45 was Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day.

While I didn't get drunk on it, I can no longer tolerate gin.

Two great tastes that taste great together. Still my candy of choice.

Playing cards and bicycle spokes. Did you have the plastic colored tubes you could snap on to the spokes as well?

CoffeeDog said...

I remember when the prizes in Cracker Jack were actually fun.

Seasons in the Sun, how about Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Suede?

Freak Magnet said...

Mmmm... Mai Tais... Now I want one. Care to join?

Kalvin said...

I love the bit about scientologists. How do they do so well? I hear they are actually quite homophobic (well at least L (mo) Ron).

S. said...

You know what I like about your blog? You ALWAYS say things that remind me of when I was a kid and it ALWAYS makes me smile.

madamerouge said...

"Flying a plane is like riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes." - Lloyd Bridges' character in Airplane

dawn said...

honestly is there anything better than thrify ice cream? i think no. remember how it was like square or i guess not square, but it had corners? i think that greatly increased the taste.

Ed said...

Ever put balloons in the spokes? Awesome sound! Oh I..I'm hooked on a feeling, I'm high on believeing that your in love with me... here's an AM song if ever there was one...Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I've got love in my tummy, and I feel like loving you, love you such a sweet thing, good enough to eat thing, and that's just a what I'm gonna do...

The_Gay_Dude said...

I remember doing the bicycle thing.....we used straws too :)

Rebekah said...

My all time favorite flavor at Thrifty's was Lemon Custard. It was a true lemon ice cream, not sherbet.

My first 45 was American Pie. It was so long that I had to turn the record over in the middle of the song. I think I still have it somewhere.

Slurpee's used to be really cheap too. I always liked Cola.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I was so worried that after you became one of the Best Gay Bloggers you would forget your old admirers, but I should have known better of you.
Too bad they haven't come up with a way to combine Reeses and Rum, two of my favorite things.
And thanks be to Hubbard you made it out of acting school alive.

The Lone Rangers said...

Is there anything scientologists AREN'T into? Religion, space, Katie Cruise??

epicurist said...

Ahh, I love this "meme" and may steal it for myself. So cool getting a peek into someone's history.Great snippets!