Favorite Sunglasses. Like Ever. {And I Heart the 80s}

by Cate on May 8, 2012

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The scene.

Saturday afternoon.

A little over a week ago.

One of Madeline’s soccer coaches, who happens to be a friend of ours, shouts over.

“Hey, Madeline, tell your Mom to give back her sunglasses.  The 80s are over.”

To which I say.

Dude.  The 80s were good.


Bon Jovi.

Beverly Hills, 90210.


Wham!  Or more specifically George Michael from his “Faith” years.


Trivial Pursuit.

Boom boxes.

The Beastie Boys.

ET and Top Gun.

Flashdance, Footloose, and The Breakfast Club.

On a completely separate, but related, footnote, we had a family night movie night recently and watched the new version of Footloose.  ‘Twas ok, but the original was heaps better.

21 Jump Street.  The Facts of Life.  Diff’rent Strokes.  Family Ties.

Pac-Man.  Donkey Kong.  Tetris.  Super Mario Bros.  Nick doesn’t understand how I even know about Super Mario Bros. Please, I know.

Rainbow Bright.  Strawberry Shortcake.  The Smurfs.

John Cusack.

Need I say more?

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

My favorite kind of sunglasses are the ones where you can’t see me roll my eyes.


And a whopping $5 at Five Below?  Even better.

Mostly because I lose sunglasses way.too.frequently. to pay more than $5-10 a pair.

I am currently on the look-out for a similar pair, but a non-mirrored version.

So the soccer coach has been warned.

If YOU happen to have an aviator-style pair of sunglasses.

Or cop glasses.

Or a mirrored version.

I’m with you.

The 80s?  Embrace it.

*And the term “sunnies” to refer to sunglasses?  Can’t stand it.  Mostly because it sounds like we have become too lazy to pronounce that extra syllable that the word sunglasses brings.  Take that, fashion bloggers.

*And in a somber moment, I sadly have not been able to wear sunglasses since a week ago Saturday, because it has been grey and wet and rainy and downright chilly every day since.  I do believe this is Day 9 and I was over it around Day 3.  So was my basement.

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Patrizia May 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I will be sharing this with said coach :-)


Joanne May 9, 2012 at 6:36 am

Not to mention you totally look like a rockstar in those! I love them. I’ll bring the 80s back with you any day.


paula May 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

LOL, I have almost the same sunglasses and I love them too! I paid $10 for mine in Wal-Mart. I wanted a $5 pair but I loved these so much I splurged. It kills me up how many similarities I find between us.


paula May 9, 2012 at 8:52 am

Oh, on the same note about similarities – an intruder broke into my house last week and stole my purse while the kids and I were sleeping. Didn’t you also have a break-in recently??? I’m telling you, it’s plain weird.


Cate October 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Meant to respond to this back in, um, May, but I agree – very parallel paths, and weird! Guess we were meant to connect! :)


paula October 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

:( I lost these sunglasses.

BTW, my intruder is in jail – he got sloppy on another break-in a few months later. He was just a 19 year old kid (a lazy-ass kid – all his break-ins were on the same block, about a block from where he lived). I felt bad for his mom at the hearing. Now I’m glad my neighbor didn’t get a shot at him.

All of my stuff, except my cash and a prescription (and my Costco card lol) washed up on the shore of the river a few days later so I’m glad they eventually arrested him but I was over it once I could relax that my identity wasn’t likely to be stolen. Although who would want it after my divorce? They’d get laughed at if they tried to get credit with it.


Cate October 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Glad they caught the intruder. I can imagine how uneasy you felt with your personal id out there. And I totally hear you on the after-divorce credit… unfortunately.


patsy May 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

The 80’s WERE great and definitely worth remembering! So many fun things, and has anyone else noticed that the ‘new’ teen movies always seem to use 80’s music in them? Seriously, it can’t be that bad if they keep borrowing ideas and music from my favorite decade!

I’m totally over the rain, too… my mood has been as down as it can get and I totally blame it on the weather!


Sarah May 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

The 80s were great … and that coach should be informed that they are sooo back. Aviators have been everywhere for the last year or so.


stephanie May 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

the 80’s were great! but alas, 90210 was in the 90’s :)


Cate May 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Darn, right you are! But it was close (10/90)! Sometimes the 80s and 90s are a big blur. ;)


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