Feel Good Friday Continues

24 Oct

I was in the car when it happened.

In fact I bet you’ve been in the car when this has happened.

You’re sitting there waiting for the light to change and then it hits you.

You hear it, you lean your head back, and close your eyes for moment. You feel a smile coming on and then you reach for the volume … and crank it up.

It’s your jam … the one that takes you way back to Aquanet Hairspray, Levi Jeans, L.A. Gears, and Trapper Keepers.



You haven’t heard it in years and you begin to do your best Night at the Roxbury dances moves while driving down the street. You’re having all these 1980s feel good flashbacks and you’re feeling good because you’re having a moment.  You’re enjoying the present. You’re letting go. You’re having a let-your-freak-flag-fly moment. And it’s so good that you begin to sing. You’ve only done karaoke twice in your life, but you feel like you can take the stage at this point.

And then as you turn around you notice the driver next to you is not only watching, but staring.

So what do you do?

Do you pause in mid-song and shift to slow-motion until there’s no motion? Do you stop abruptly and hang your head in shame? Or do you turn around and pretend like you didn’t see him?

What do you think I did?


You’re right.

I did.

I looked straight at him, continued singing, and continued dancing. In fact I even got a smile.

Yeah the feel-good-Friday celebration continued.







10 Responses to “Feel Good Friday Continues”

  1. bgddyjim October 25, 2014 at 3:05 AM #

    You did right, that’s how I roll too.

    • whimsicalwanderingsofluvroses99 October 25, 2014 at 8:55 AM #

      Ahh, gotta love it. I hope someday you are in the next car while I am singing and dancing, I do the same, smile and sing louder… maybe that’s why they speed ahead of me… never thought about that.hmm…

      • The Guat October 25, 2014 at 6:28 PM #

        If I run into you and you’re jamming I’ll probably try to find the same station.

        • whimsicalwanderingsofluvroses99 October 26, 2014 at 1:59 AM #

          Lol, I love all kinds of music. I think I get some weird looks because most people think that us “seniors” shouldn’t “rock” out. Oh well, it’s fun.

    • The Guat October 25, 2014 at 6:36 PM #

      It was too funny. I’ve never had an episode where there happens and the other person starts jamming with me … I guess when it does I’ll write about that too.

  2. shrinkmuch October 26, 2014 at 4:52 PM #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post…..and New Edition….I loved them too 🙂

    • The Guat October 27, 2014 at 10:19 PM #

      Dude. Ralph, Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike. Duuude New Edition …. whoa hadn’t hear that in so long and I was jamming it. That song brought me way back to junior high. Ha! It was a fun time. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a trip to the 80s with me.

  3. peacelovegreatcountrymusic October 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM #

    Oh my God, since you posted that I cannot get Every Little Step and Would I Lie To You out of my head. Earworm, they call it, right?

    • The Guat October 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM #

      Every Little Step…ha! I heard that one the other day too, right after the post. I was cracking up. Loved that song for sure. Taking me waayyyyyyyyy back 🙂 Earworm ….yup that’s it.

  4. teachezwell October 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM #

    I had to laugh, too! I’m not sure I would have kept on dancing. Perhaps I’d smack into the car in front of me! Glad you made the right choice!

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