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August 14th 03, 08:44 PM
I would recommend that any high school student who is serious about
getting an education drop out as soon as legally permissible, take the
GED, and go straight into college. I dropped out in tenth grade and
joined the Navy when I was seventeen. When I got out, still age
seventeen, I took the GED and went to college. Know what? I didn't start
getting new material until I was a junior. The first two years I did in
one, and I tested out of over half my courses because it was the same
stuff I'd had back in junior high.
Perhaps I should explain why I was in the military such a short time.
Originally I went in to get into UDT (Underwater Demolitions Team),
today known as the SEALS, which had a height limit of 6'1". I was 6'1"
when I went in, and within three months I had grown to 6'4". When they
told me I was disqualified for UDT, I opted out.
> Thats not to say each day of my teenage years was sheer hell - some were
> wonderful magical moments too, but the whole thought of repeating highschool
> makes me shudder. And its true - almost all that stuff they forced me to
> learn meant diddly squat in my adult life.
Women should be obscene but not heard.
My wife comes with instructions--lots of instructions.
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it., so I said
You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither.
August 17th 03, 03:22 AM
"Sherry " > wrote in message
> >Nope, I wouldn't go back to 17 if you paid me. I think I'd go back as far
> >about 27, then skip the years between 26 and 11, and enjoy my childhood
> >again. Teenage years (and my early adult hood) weren't an easy ride, I
> >think I could stand going through it all again. I'm much more content,
> >grounded and *confident* than I ever was back then. Although I'd take my
> >year old body back any time :-)
> Reading this makes me feel less weird. I get the impression sometimes that
> the only one who doesn't wax nostalgic for ttheir teens or 20's. I never
> Those years were too hard, for a number of reasons. DH & I were babies
> ourselves when we got married and were poor as church mice. Give me
> stability, security that a 30-year marriage brings, wisdom that comes only
> age, and financial security (well sorta) over a 21-year-old body any day.
> But wouldn't it be nice if we could have it all?
I was with a complete dropkick between 15 and 27, which is why I wouldn't go
back to that period. But it doesn't stop me from buying every single CD I
can get my hands on from that period. My collection of cheesy 80's CDs is
getting scarey. My excuse is that I would have bought these when they were
actually popular (and on vinyl) if I'd had the money back then, but since I
have the money now, I'm just making up for lost time. I think my most modern
music dates back to 1991 :-)
Yowie, 80's music junkie
August 18th 03, 04:55 AM
"Yowie" > wrote
> Amd yes, my favourite type is plinky
> plonky synth-pop, of which the ultimate example is IMHO the song Tainted
> Love, by Soft Cell (remember that back in te 80's Australian Music was far
> more influenced by English music than American, and Soft Cell were
Hey, Yowie, (dare I admit this?) I have that Soft Cell album on vinyl. Not
into vinyl, are you? ;o)
August 18th 03, 07:23 AM
In message >, Hopitus2
>Geez. Guess some of my faves from INXS (RIP M.Hutchins!) are not
Oooh no. I'm thinking Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Howard Jones .....
Finally got to see Soft Cell live a couple of years back - WOW. Gig of
the year, as far as I was concerned.
And INXS? Definitely not plinky-plonky synthpop. And "Kick" era
Michael Hutchence fell into his own category ..... sorry, I need to go
for a little lie-down here!
August 19th 03, 02:03 AM
"Cathi" > wrote in message
> In message >, Hopitus2
> > writes
> >Geez. Guess some of my faves from INXS (RIP M.Hutchins!) are not
> Oooh no. I'm thinking Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Howard Jones .....
> Finally got to see Soft Cell live a couple of years back - WOW. Gig of
> the year, as far as I was concerned.
> And INXS? Definitely not plinky-plonky synthpop. And "Kick" era
> Michael Hutchence fell into his own category ..... sorry, I need to go
> for a little lie-down here!
I was finally able to see Air Supply this spring. Now if only Alan Parsons
was still touring...
owned by Egbert, Niobe, Sekhar and Rocket
one cat just leads to another...
August 19th 03, 04:03 AM
Ooooooooooh, Air Supply!!!! I lovelovelove them! I got to see them in
concert back in 1984 and again in 1998. They are incredible!
"Kim Walters" > wrote in message
> I was finally able to see Air Supply this spring. Now if only Alan
> was still touring...
> owned by Egbert, Niobe, Sekhar and Rocket
> one cat just leads to another...
Yowie > wrote:
> The one Album I wold give my eye teeth for at the moment is the
> first album from Real Life (yes, thats the band's name) and the
> album had two big hits, "Catch me I'm falling" and "Send me an
> Angel". Heck, if I could get those two songs on a set of
> compilation albums, I'd be happy
I have Send Me an Angel on a compilation - Richard Blade's Flashback
Favorites, Volume 5. And it's not the 1989 version, but is the original
from '83 or '84. (Can't help with the other song, though - sorry!)
You might try a Google search for the Flashback Favorites series. I've
seen them around in different stores around here, so they're not obscure,
at least not in the USA.
Other songs on Volume 5:
Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny (loved this song!)
Men at Work - Overkill (another great one)
Bangles - Hero Takes a Fall (good one)
Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost in You
Bill Nelson - Acceleration (remix)
The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away (like this one, too)
Polecats - Make a Circuit With Me (club mix)
Joboxers - Just Got Lucky
Bad Manners - Samson and Delilah
Wide Boy Awake - Chicken Outlaw
I have to say I've never heard of some of them (Bill Nelson? Wide Boy
Awake??) but I'm happy there's more than one or two good ones on it.
August 20th 03, 04:22 AM
"LOL" > wrote
> "Marina" > wrote
> > I used to *love* the Psychedelic Furs.
> Oooh, me too! I love the lead singer's voice - Richard Butler? Is that
> too lazy to go and rummage through the vinyl
I don't know his name, Krista, but that voice... wow.
August 20th 03, 11:09 AM
> Nope, I wouldn't go back to 17 if you paid me. I think I'd go back as far as
> about 27, then skip the years between 26 and 11, and enjoy my childhood
> again. Teenage years (and my early adult hood) weren't an easy ride, I don't
> think I could stand going through it all again. I'm much more content,
> grounded and *confident* than I ever was back then. Although I'd take my 21
> year old body back any time :-)
Makes two of us Yowie - you have just vocalised exactly how I feel. My
late teenage years and the early part of my 20's were quite possibly the
most miserable of my life.
As you say, I would like the 21 year old body however!
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