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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]
Back in time

Every so often, I find myself being someone very, very much younger for a second or two.

Yesterday morning, I was returning the rental car to the agency and had the radio on. And they played an ad for the current storyline on General Hospital - which was Luke and Laura getting back together again.

I haven't watched soaps in over 20 years, although I'll occasionally peek at the soap column in the TV Guide and wonder who those people are, but when I was in college - well. In the early-mid 80s, everything stopped at 3PM. EVERYTHING. And at that moment, my heart skipped a beat and I was as excited, I think, as I would have been back then. For that second, I was 20 years old again. (Note - my birthday is Sunday. I'll be 43.) And, yes, I know all about the origins of that romance, but I started watching after that, so all I saw was the romance and the tears and the wedding and the...well. :)

Last night, Barry Manilow was on Stephen Colbert. And I instantly turned into a 14 year old New Jersey girl. Barry Manilow *always* does that to me.


Ahhh....Luke & Laura and Barry Manilow, two great memories from my childhood. And for the record, I'm only 6 yrs younger than you, so remember both well.

And speaking of Barry Manilow... Did you know they digitally remastered and re-released his Live album from 1978? I think it was '78. It's the one where we first got to hear "It's Just Another New Year's Eve." There are a couple of things added in from the Chicago leg of the tour as well, but it's mainly the NY concert that made the album. It's quite fascinating. It was part of the Full CD Listening Party on AOL a couple months back. I was in squee mode for the whole time it was on and listened to pretty much nothing else at work that week...