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Friday, February 03, 2006


Not to complain, but my day sucked. I've a cold. No big deal, but I was not able to sleep well and had to get up early in anticipation of a crucial follow-up interview for a position that would be about as close to perfect as I can think of --- ended up sitting around waiting all day for the powers that be to decide when they wanted to meet with me. By 2pm, I got the word that it would not be until Monday. Ugh! The sun was out -- it was beautiful so I decided to get out of the house and enjoy it. However, I had energy to speak of. Went by my mailbox and found a package waiting for me! It was from my high school partner in crime and it was filled with goodies beyond my wildest imagination which I shall with you now! But, more importantly, I was so excited that I just dialed her up and we had the coolest conversation. It totally changed my mood and saved my day. Even tho I've no plans for the evening. Probably just just as well as I probably need to chill out but I'm still high on catching up with Jenny and just look at what she sent me!!!!
She collected and sent me treasures!!!
Oh. My. God. ...Yes, I now have an original Cher doll to keep Sonny company. Actually, it was Jenny who gave me Sonny as well! Isn't she glam?!?!!? So much better than the dull Barbie one that was issued a couple of years ago! THIS is the real Cher doll!!! I still can't believe I have this! I was clutching her close to my heart as I walked thru the Castro for fear that some jealous queen would try to snatch her from me!!!
Pristine issues of DYNAMITE magazine!?!?!? Cher's from 1976 and Farrah!'s from 1977!!! How many of you remember reading DYNAMITE magazine. Like ZOOM -- for those of us who were children in the 70's this was a must read magazine! I was lost in the glory of tacky clothes and bad journalism!
Oh, and I certainly hope you can see the pre-teen fashion tips for the summer of 1976! Did anyone out there have JAWS knee high socks?!?!? If you did, I salute you!
An April 1977 issue of SCREEN STORIES magazine which was considered tacky by even the standards of Ms. Rona Barrett back in the day! I bet you all thought Cher's second child was the son of a certain blonde haired 70's Southern Rock band singer --- looks like you were wrong! ...at least according to the editors of Screen Stories! And Burt & Tammy were married!?!?!? Who knew!!?!? Wish you could see the literal cut and past pictures! But the real shocker of this issue comes in the middle ---
...Barbra's maid tells all about Barbra and her hair dresser lover/producer/master and their pervy relations! Love that funky shot of the two of them at a boxing match!!! She most def. is looking for spanking there!
AND --- a hard cover book called "The Worst Album Covers Ever!" ...and boy, are there ever some bad ones!!! but the one below wins the prize for the worst in my opinion!
...Nancy Walker hates men. Yeah, well -- duh. But I am surprised to see that she recorded an LP of songs about it!

Jenny -- thank you, thank you, thank you! Yay! Treasures!

And, on a unrelated topic to all my fellow San Francisco commuters: Is it me or are those new HIV vaccine Advertisements totally hot or what?!?!?! I mean! Man, those two dudes are soooooo cute! Yummmy! But, how does this picture factor into what is trying to be accomplished?!?!? Marketing --- it escapes me. This billboard would probably not fly too well in the south I suspect...


Blogger Karyn said...

The Cher doll is SCARY! Matt! She looks like Peter Gallagher for crissakes! Yikes! Damn this hetero double x chromosome...

7:22 PM  
Blogger ing said...

Cher looks Beeeoooteeeful! That was pre-surgery Cher, yeah?


11:39 PM  
Blogger Lubin said...

Mmmm silver foxes!

2:33 AM  
Blogger g8s said...

Holy! I haven't seen or thought of a Dynamite magazine since I was reading them back then! That rocks! Clearly, this is one of the coolest gals on the planet.

3:04 AM  
Blogger ginab said...

I used to watch the Sonny and Cher show (and ZOOM (a zoom a zoom a zooooom)),and I read Tiger Beat and Dynamite magz. But the Sonny and Cher show(Sunday nights!), we had a word in our house, bloopers, for farts. So okay, I'm about five years old and it's Sunday night and I'm watching the S&C show; I'm on the floor, on my stomach, with a pillow mushed between my elbows and my chin is in my hands. Sonny says, "Return for some of Bono's bloopers after this commercial break" (or some such). Little Miss mature I roll around the floor, laughing my stomach out, imagining, yep and I have it in my head to this day, Sonny putting a mike to his butt and giving us his bloopers.

I am ashamed.

[By the way, I am a little horrified by the ad on the vaccine. Seems no one wants to wear a condom. There's no vaccine for herpes, how does anyone expect a vaccine to prevent the spread of the black plague. You know what I mean.]


6:47 AM  
Blogger matty said...

Isn't it all wonderful?!?!??

Yes, pre-surgery/movie star Cher! This is the Dark Lady era! Yay!

I've had such fun reading Dynamite! I feel like a 10 year old all over again!!!

And, yeah -- Jenny is most cool!

Gina -- Love that story!!! The vaccine poster by the way is to recruit volunteers for vaccine study. I think they are doing this in SF, NY and Boston. ...I think those are the 3 cities studying vaccines. ??? But the poster seems an odd choice to me. Tho, it is quite sexy. LOL! Whateves'

10:23 AM  
Blogger ing said...

Woo hoo! I found my way back into blogland!

7:40 PM  
Blogger matty said...

ing -- welcome back!!!!!

9:46 PM  
Blogger laurenbove said...

I loved Dynomite magazine! I felt so cool getting it. and btw: that billboard is HOT!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Oh wow, what a cool parcel to receive!! You must have been in heaven after receiving that!!

4:51 PM  

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