Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Random pieces of my past

I have always been obsessed with TV and pop culture, but only by my own choice. here are a few of the heartaches that propelled me through my youthful years and kept me striving for the high life.

I owned this lunchbox and loved the show just as much....
I remember pretending I was the Bionic Woman as I cleaned, jumped down the porch steps, and babysat. I would swish my hair behind one ear (even if it wasn't long enough) in a mannerism just like Lindsey Wagner's.
I even taped my top lip in a fold for a few nights hoping to get a little flaw like her scar. It didn't work.









Marie Osmond was also a dear obsession of mine. I remember her lips always being glossy shiny, and I just loved the way she laughed at Donny. So carefree and beautiful, her face always glowing and her smile so big. I tried to stretch my mouth and practice smiling, which of course never looked like Marie's. To this day I have issues with my small teeth and little mouth. I blame it on my young obsession with Marie. The fact that she was a Mormon just made me that much more like her. When we moved to Utah I prayed someone from the show would 'discover' me on the streets of Provo and ask me to be an ice skater (it didn't matter that I don't know how to ice skate) I just knew it COULD happen.....




I can never say enough about Ricky. Oh Ricky...sigh...heart beat...sigh. I loved him more than any tween has ever loved an idol of any sort. I dreamed about him. I sang to him, I wrote shows which included me as his love interest/guest star. I sketched his cute little face and freckles secretly. When he called himself "The Rickster" I melted. I loved him so. I will go as far as admitting my first dream about making out involved Ricky Shroeder. He unlocked the passions of my sad little pre-teen life..... when I heard he married a Mormon girl I was shocked to think "But the WRONG girl!!" My heart still skips a beat when I see him on TV, although I have never followed his acting career as an adult.

Somethings are better left as memories.

Ahhhhh. These memories make me smile.

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I posted about Ricky Schroeder, on my blog, some time ago, and I had like two people ask me who he was!!!

Not only was he in that show, but he showed his naked butt on NYPD Blue all the time. Pre-Mormon.

SO said...

I, too, loved the Bionic woman, Donny and Marie and the Rickster.

Dione said...

These memories make me smile too! I can't believe all the smile stretching and upper lip folding didn't work. I would not suggest trying it now - at our age that fold will definitely stick! I owned the Bionic Woman doll with the arm skin you could roll up to press her bionic buttons! And I had the Marie doll and Cammie had Donny with his purple socks.

Jillene said...

Silver Spoons--oh the memories.

Michelle said...

I was traumatized when I saw Ricky in a movie where he played a killer. This was a long time ago, but it was truly disturbing. Now I can't help but think of that movie when I see him. So sad. :)

Brittany Marie said...

I love The Rickster! I also had a lunchbox and matching thermos, but I can't remember what was on the outside. I bet it was the Care Bears or My Little Pony.

Jessica G. said...

I've always loved Ricky, too. When he guest-starred on Scrubs, I watched it religiously...living vicariously when he kissed his co-star. hehehehehe...

annette said...

HaHA! you taped your lip? oh that makes me laugh. I loved Rick Springfield! man oh man did I love him! Ricky was okay too but I Loved older men.

CarrieAnn said...

I heart Ricky so much!!!

ramsam said...

Kristina- I can not believe people didn't know who Ricky is? Wasn't Silver Spoons the best ever? Of course.....I am a little older than many bloggers, I bet.....

Yea....can you believe all the taping and stretching...and none of it worked?
Kind of like exercise.

Wendyburd1 said...

I LOVED Silver Spoons, that train was so cool! LOL! They don't make thermos's the same anymore have you noticed that? I keep looking and looking but not the way they were when I was in grade school!!Grrr!:)

Whitney R said...

It's so good that you posted these memories forever! haha. I have some about Micheal Jackson. I loved him.. so much it made me cry. Literally. My 5 year old self. But I feel like not enough time has gone by to talk about my high school celebrity fetishes...

Bonnie said...

Me and my sister used to "skate" around our kitchen in our socks...loved the Donny and Marie show!!
"May tomorrow be a perfect day, may you find love and wisdom along the way, may God keep you in his tender care til he brings us together again....GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!!!!"

Miss Tiff said...

Sadly I don't even know who the bionic women is, and I only know of ricky schroeder from Lifetime movies and a few cameo's in "Scrubs."

Now, the Osmonds.... well that I can get on bored with. Don't be jealous that I actually kissed Donny on the cheek. I was never a Marie fan. Her dolls are scary!

FitToSeeJane said...

Love Ricky in Lost Battalion. The girls had to watch it for school and it was good. Maybe we got an edited version. But forget Ricky... I loved Derek, and that's all I see when I watch Arrested Development...