Monday, August 24, 2009

Nostalgia

When the Matron was a great big Wee Miss (12?) this was her theme song. The message seemed so revolutionary. Today's its simplicity, optimism and--well, single note --make her realize how far she's -- we've all -- come. And doesn't Helen look squeaky clean and full of good health? The times have changed in that regard, too. Madonna? Brittney?


video


As long as you're

A) on memory lane because you're in the same age range
B) getting a history lesson and your breasts are neither knee-length nor acorn bites
C) too old to remember the difference betweeen the breasts of your youth and the current saddle bags/twinkies

try this (she thinks) better version.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The girl was ripped! And I long for high wasted pants to come back...I might even be able to pull of the look---a halter top and bell bottoms b/c the muffin top and stretch marks would be tucked on. But, I know, that's not the point you were trying to make.

Suburban Correspondent said...

I was looking for a video of this song recently for my blog (great minds think alike) and all I could find was one where she was dressed in a really weird all-white outfit and sounded zombie-ish. This is much better.

But a pox on high-waisted pants - they always come up to right beneath my oversize bust, which is not a flattering look at all.

MJ said...

I wasn't influenced by this song as a child but recognize it. It was quite "in your face" at the time and I noted that the camera modestly avoided a close up at the nipple region of her crocheted halter top! That's what's missing these days: cameras encouraging modesty!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My mother and I could belt that out when it came on the Rambler's A.M. radio. That and You're So Vain.

blognut said...

You know this is going to be in my head all day now? You did that on purpose, right?

And I can totally live without the Johnny High Crotch pants pulled up to my nipples. That was NEVER a good look!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I WISH things were like this for our daughters today. Instead we've given them Shakira's "she wolf".

Minnesota Matron said...

The Matron can't do high waisted pants, either (like you need to know the following) because her only pound of fat lives on her belly. Well, mostly only pound. . .

cndymkr / jean said...

Oh how I loved this song. We need to keep this one alive.