I have decided to list my favourite things from my childhood. Because, what better way to cheer myself up. Right? Apart from eating more icecream. I could do that too.
Okay, here goes... things from my childhood I like:
- Pippy Longstocking. Every Saturday I watched Pippy and friends faithfully. What a great show. A little girl with incredible strength living on her own with a horse and a piano. What could be better?? I dreamed about being her and being independant and heroically strong. When I turned 21, I wanted to relive that time, so I rented it. What a great disappointment. All those years and I had no idea the whole thing was dubbed over from Swedish. Not as cool as I remembered, I have to say.
- Care Bears. I wanted one so badly, but Mom and Dad refused to get one for me. So I saved money for months so I could get one. (All my friends had theirs for ages by then) I spent $15 on a Champ Bear - the one with the trophy on his belly. I still have him somewhere. I can't give him up - he's the first thing I ever bought with my own money. I'm still choked I had to pay for him.
- Hercules the cartoon. Not the Disney version, but the old school Hercules. With the little guy who played the pan flute and said "Hey, Herc." in a high pitch voice. (Which, incidentally, is the voice I make when I am talking to the puppies.)
- Two cent gum. The ones with the comics in them. My friend, Candi (how fitting), and I would bike ride to the local store (which is now an old folks community building) and spend our whole weeks allowance on gum. We both had a dollar, so we usually had a decent sized bag'o'gum on the way home. Ah, my jaw is hurting just thinking about it.
- Sunday night Disney movies. Like "Escape to Witch Mountain" and, of course, "Return from Witch Mountain". But my all time favourite was one I saw once when I was 11 and never saw again. It isn't even on video so I can't rent it. "Earth Star Voyager" was about a bunch of kids (highly intelligent kids) who are sent into space to colonize b/c the Earth is dying. It was a great movie. Disney... those were the days when it meant something.
That's all I can think of for now. Feel better?