Twenty years ago today Andrew and I were married. Ronald Reagan was president. George Herbert Walker Bush and Dan Quayle were elected in November, defeating Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen. Ollie North was indicted for the Iran-Contra affair. CD's outsell vinyl records for the first time. Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck, and The Last Emperor were up for an Oscar. (The Last Emperor won...never saw it!?) Record of the Year: "Graceland," Paul Simon Album of the Year: Joshua Tree, U2 Song of the Year: "Somewhere Out There" Top ten songs: 1. Faith, George Michael 2. Need You Tonight, INXS 3. Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison 4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley 5. Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses 6. So Emotional, Whitney Houston 7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle 8. Could've Been, Tiffany 9. Hands To Heaven, Breathe 10. Roll With It, Steve Winwood Stamps cost : $.22 gas cost : $1.08 Acid washed jeans, crests on jacket pockets, fingerless gloves, Hawaiian shirts (Miami Vice!), leather bomber jackets, and big hair were the fashion.
Andrew had been home from his mission for a little over 4 months. Neither one of us had jobs. We moved into the apartment complex that my dad owned on 6th south in Salt Lake. Andrew started school at the University of Utah. We scraped and scrimped and somehow barely paid our bills...I don't remember how. But we were happy. Andrew got a job with UDOT...I got jobs at the mall and at American Express. Six months later we were surprised with the stick turning blue....and so it began.
The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so.
Quote of the Day
"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." -Gordon B. Hinckley
Word of the Day
fillip \FIL-uhp\ , noun: 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
flummox \FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb: To confuse; to perplex.