Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Song Remembers When

The Devil Went Down To Georgia (disguised as me, Laura and Amy) looking for Trouble.  We wanted to Drive a Fast Car, like a Little Red Corvette, Up Where We Belong to Sparkles Roller Rink.

The plan?  To celebrate Amy's birthday like a China Girl who Walks Like An Egyptian in a Big Country during Dance Hall Days.  Or, you know, skating was fine, too.

The Birthday Girl

I wanted to buy a bottle of Aussie Scrunch Spray and make my hair the Biggest Part of Me, like, totally, fer sure, like, totally.  In fact, I wanted to all out with jelly bracelets, leg warmers and a hot pink mini-skirt because obnoxious fashion is a Hard Habit To Break, y'all. 

I said, "I'm the Cult of Personality and I'm not Too Shy to look ridiculous for a laugh."  Laura said, "True.  You're A Friend of Mine and I Love You.  I Don't Mind At All if you want to wear 80's clothes, but I Still Believe that we can have fun without dressing like a Valley Girl."

Pfft.  Promises, Promises.

But guess what?  She was right!  That night was The Best of Times even though I didn't Go To Extremes.  Huh, who knew?

You can't take us anywhere.  I mean, you can, we just act like this. 

It had been The Longest Time since I'd been to a roller rink, but it looked just like it did All Those Years Ago.  Everything was so Pretty In Pink, along with other 80's True Colors like Electric Blue and lime green.

When I saw 867-5309/Jenny written on the bathroom wall, I felt like I was going Back In Time to the days of my Electric Youth.

I took one look around and thought, 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (But I Feel Fine).  This place is Heaven!'  Then I thought, 'Hey, Don't Dream It's Over.  Face the fact that you might have a Borderline 80's Obsession and Sweet Dreams Are Made of This!  Tonight, we're gonna party like it's 1999... or, in this case, 1989.

It had been a Cruel Summer, but after slipping on my skates, all I wanted to do was Party All The Time.

When I'm working 9 to 5, There's Always Something There to Remind Me of my grown-up responsibilities.  But when I'm skating, It's Inevitable that I'm going back to my Tender Years.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?  You Got It!  I'm going to Stay The Night!

And from now on, When I Think of Laura, I'll think of "roller rink guru".  She's definitely got The Right Stuff!

After showing off her roller derby moves, she yelled, "Amanda, do you really want to Take Me On?" And I said, "Uh, no thanks.  Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?  Because if I tried that trick, I'd be Livin' On A Prayer that somebody doesn't have to Shout, 'Doctor!, Doctor!'"  

I was a great skater in 1986, but That Was Then, This Is Now.

Laura made some delicious cupcakes for our birthday girl.  I swear, there must have been Magic in that batter!  Some people said, "Let's Wait Awhile before we eat the cupcakes", but I said, "No way!  I Just Can't Get Enough of those things and I'm Hungry Like A Wolf!"

Some Guys Have All The Luck, but Saturday Night, it was all about Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

We Got The Beat skating to Old Time Rock 'n' Roll and Pop Muzik songs like "You Dropped The Bomb On Me" and "Lookout Weekend", which made me feel Forever Young

We almost Shed A Tear saying goodbye to our 80's night.  Amy said, "Before You Go-Go, remember, Don't Worry, Be Happy.  And thank you for making my birthday Celebration so much fun!"

Time After Time, I will look at a Photograph from that night and I'll have to laugh!  We will always Cherish the memories.  I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World.

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