Thursday, March 13, 2008

Oh For Cryin' Out Loud! Lighten' Up Would Ya!?!

So after my last couple of posts I thought I needed to post something a little fun. Last night Husband and I were talking about something(what it was is not really pertinant to this post) and I said, "Well, in the immortal words of the Clash, 'Should I stay or should I go now, if I go there will be trouble, if I stay it will be double, O you got to let me know'....and so on and so on I can't remember the rest of the words."

Husbands response was to leave the room and go sit down at the computer.

"Well," I thought. "so much for that!"

The next thing I hear is this....

We had a good time cracking up over that! Then I saw this and insisted we listen to it too.

Of course that brought up the question, "What is a Casbah?" So off we traipsed to Wikipedia and found this definition: The Casbah (French) or as transliterated from Arabic Qasba (from qasba, قصبة, 'citadel') is specifically the citadel of Algiers and the traditional quarter clustered round it. More generally, kasbah denotes the walled citadel of many North African cities and towns. The word made its way into English from French in the late 19th century (the Oxford English Dictionary says 1895), hence its conventional English spelling.

Now, back when that picture at the beginning of this post was taken, NONE of this would have been possible. And can you believe that that sweet little thing sitting next to her brother listened to the Clash? Yes that sweet little thing is me, June of 1983, the year I graduated from High School. Note the braid on the side of my head and the bi-level cut bangs. And how do you like that Izod shirt my brother has on? Oh yeah, and the pearls....I wore pearls with just about everything!

I also listened to this:

That would probably explain the pearls.

My kids think I've absolutely lost it when I go dancing around the house to Rock the Casbah. Not that I do that very often. I asked Son if he didn't realize that I had a whole life before he was born. His response? "I never thought about it before." Daughter just rolled her eyes!

Well, that's all the fun for today! I need to now put my responsible Mommy hat back on, unbraid my side ponytail and take off my pearls.

Maybe I'll rock this town later on....


wendygram said...

You are so groovy Cyndy! Love the hair. And your brother looks like Isaac--or vice versa. Rock On!

Anonymous said...


It took me awhile to get to your post, but I LOVE IT! Isn't it a crack up how "cool" we were and the music we listened to in high school? I was a total BLOCK HEAD (New Kids on the Block). Maybe I'll have to post them. Lol.

Thank you for sharing a little of your past self.

Bunny Trails said...

That's too funny! My sister and I listened to all those songs. They definitely take me on a walk down memory lane. I still enjoy Brian Setzer's singing.

Thanks for sharing & for dropping by! :D

Linda said...

Oh man, I LOVED the Stray Cats!