Gramps went too.
Not to be out done, the girls and I had our own special afternoon. First, we went to lunch at Friendly's.
Next, we went roller skating.
Yes, I skated on Saturday and had a ball. I was reminiscing about one of my favorite movies from the '80's called Xanadu. Anyone remember it? The backdrop was a roller skating arena. It starred two of my favorite people....Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. It was a box office bomb from what I remember, but I love the sound track and own the album; great music which includes songs by ELO and Cliff Richards, and of course Olivia herself.
Daydreaming about the movie while I practiced my cross-over turns, I was wishing they played some '80's music, but that afternoon it seemed to be all Top 40. Bummer.
But much to my surprise.....and I cannot even tell you how I jumped for joy when I read this.....another nearby roller rink is having a special Valentine's '80's music skate!!!!!! this Friday night. You can bet I immediately cut and pasted that article and sent it to Bill's email. Dinner and chocolates? Heck, no! We're going roller skating. I think it is the perfect Valentine's date. (for me anyway, not so sure for Bill)
I am already making my list of requests.
I can see it now. This will be me at the DJ booth:
7:45pm-"Can you play "You Dropped A Bomb On Me," by the Gap Band?"
8:10pm-"Can you play "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham?
8:35pm- "How about "Let the Music Play" by Shannon?"
8:55pm-"Can you pleeeeese play anything by Duran Duran or Michael Jackson"?
9:05pm-"Why aren't you playing any of my requests?"
I just hope I don't embarrass Bill.