Thursday, February 12, 2009

OH what a feelin........

When you're dancin on the ceiling!

So it's that time of the week again. Moma Kat's writing assignment time! Here are this weeks prompts.
The Prompts:
1.) What was the first CD (or record or cassette) you ever purchased? Write about the way that particular album made you feel then. Write about how it makes you feel now.

2.) You were recently laid off. Instead of moping around, you've viewed it as a chance to
start fresh. Pick a new career and write about your first day on the job.
3.) List your five most recent favorite things.

4.) I'm hungry. Share your very favorite recipe!!

Well number 2 hit a little to close to home so I opted to skip that one. I don't have recipes, I'm more of a trial and error kind of cook. My five most recent things, I thing I did something along this line not that long ago so I'm opting for #1. Now I can't remember the first CD or Tape I ever bought so I'm putting a slight spin on it.

One year for Christmas my parents bought my brother and I both Record/tape (combo deals) stereos. I would have to say it ranks up there with best gift EVER! Because it played my two BEST gifts EVER. My Lionel Richie record and my Madonna tape that my mom bought me to go with it. Hard to believe this girl, who would rather throw herself on the floor and wail around then be forced to dance, would spend hours in her room "Dancing on the ceiling" (I'm doing the hand movements and mimicking climbing up the walls as we speak.). I LOVED that record. I'm not even sure LOVE is a strong enough word.

You have to understand that was the first record, aside from my Disney records and lame oh plastic records with educational stuff, that was MINE. Fun thing. Lionel Richie wasn't something you would have EVER heard in my house. My parents were more into Aerosmith circa Toys In The Attic, Boston, Eagles, and country kind of people. not Lionel Richie kind of people. But she bought it for me, which leads me to believe it must have been on sale at Ollies. I remember everything about that record. I'm pretty sure my family regretted giving it to me the moment they heard "OH WHAT A FEELIN....WHEN YOUR DANCIN ON THE CEILING!" coming from my room for the 50th time that day. Boy me and old Lionel really used to get down. Him with his crazy white suit and long white trench coat and me with my pig tails and Rainbow Bight t-shirt. We rocked a room full of my little ponies and barbies every night. I kinda looked like Nicole...well minus the odd shaped face and large head.

Ahh those were the days. Those were the days.

I also enjoyed the Madonna tape I played that a lot also, but Mr. Richie was by FAR my favorite!


Dan said...

Everyone has some early music - at least yours holds up under later listening.

And who is Mr Rickie (or was that supposed to be Richie). {*grin*}

Diane said...

I'm assuming that when you say 'record', you mean CD, right? My first records WERE records... vinyl... 45's and albums. AND I had 8-tracks. How old do I feel right now? Pretty damned old, let me tell you.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Diane, I meant RECORD. I had a real honest to god Lionel Richie RECORD

Carrin said...

I loved that song! It still makes me feel like dancin'

Lane said...

Yeah, the records..sheesh. My brother played one by somebody that was like "We're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue...and then we take it higher."

Lionel was da bomb.

---Lane (SD)