70’s and 80’s TV

If you grew up in the late 70’s and 80’s like me, you didn’t have 6 million television channels to choose from.   You selected one or two favorites from a menu of around 12 for the week and planned your life around those shows.  I lived for the Bionic Woman – Tuesday’s at 8.


And them along came Fame.  Monday’s at 9.  It was way past my bedtime, but my Mom rewarded me with this privilege if I was good.  I was darn good.   fame-tv-series-debbie-allen-8386355-563-390[1]

Irene Cara captured the essence:

I’m gonna live forever
I’m gonna learn how to fly
I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry
I’m gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame

Remember him?


I loved him.  I can’t even remember his name.  (TWSS)

I am adding a treasure to my box of part-time jobs:  Dance Instructor.  Look out Goochland County, Debbie Allen is in the house:


I wonder if Deb was 44 when she did this or had a chocolate lab who wondered if she was crazy. 

I was crazy for choosing this as my St. Gertrude High School yearbook quote:

You ain’t seen the best of me yet, give me time and I’ll make you forget the rest.

–Irene Cara

I was never afraid of a good bass but what a weirdo for choosing this quote.  I also had no past I wanted you to forget.  I just wanted to dance.  And  now I am!

What was your favorite childhood TV show?  My girls watch Dance Academy.  Shocking.

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