Darlings, the 80s were a different era and it was grand. Don't believe the rumors that it sucked. It was wicked fun. People talked differently. It was not shameful to be wealthy and know it. And we still enjoyed the art of language in daily conversation. We also were a reflection of Hollywood on the West Coast. The Brat Pack movies: Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Back to School, Pretty In Pink. There are tons. Can't list them all. Or movies that defined the cultural change occurring, Wall Street, etc. And in daily life phrases from the movies breathed all over the coast here.
I keep my characters true to their era and what might seem to a younger reader an odd phrase here and there, is the 80s. I'm not reconstructing who we were. I am hopefully accurately painting a picture of life in America in posh circles at that time. So I leave you today on this happy day where I've crossed another 1000 reader and with a free download with my favorite lines that popped up everywhere in conversation on the West Coast during the 80s, a reflection of our time and a reflection of our movies...
"New style American Girlfriend."--Sixteen Candles
"Jake my boy."--Sixteen Candles
"Do I stutter."--Breakfast Club
"Obscene finger gestures from such a pristine girl."--Breakfast Club
"Fascist metaphor." Back to School.
"Proletarian Chicks in Bondage." Back to School.
"Lou might lose his trigger finger." Back to School.
"Greed is good." Wall Street.
Those are just a few. There are tons. I still laugh just writing them and I could go on forever, because in spite of the rumors, the 80s were grand and we did talk differently and we were a reflection, in some ways, of Hollywood, in a more fun way than Pop Culture today.
And thank you my readers, each and every one of you, who took a chance and downloaded a books from a little known Cali Girl hanging at that beach. Please do take advantage of my free download today.
As ever I wish you Peace.