Saturday Night Retro

It’s time to kick it with a fresh new year of the ‘Saturday Night Retro’. It’s a weekend tradition that I’ve been enjoying for a long time now via different mediums, formats, and names. 2010 actually marks the 25TH anniversary of the ‘Retro’ and all of its various predecessors.

It’s hard to believe that the entire decade of the 2000s is now officially ‘Retro’. 2000 seems so long ago now. 1990 was 20 years ago. That gives me the chills just thinking about it. The 1980s began 30 years ago. Now I’m sweating. I feel so old now !

Here on ‘Saturday Night Retro’ I’ll alternate between the decades from the 1970s through the 2000s with a few extra surprises thrown in for good times.

Tonight flashback with me over 35 years ago to the Autumn of 1974. I was entering the 2ND grade back then at St. Matthias Apostle Catholic School in Lanham / Seabrook Maryland. I remember my teachers as Sister Mary Laura (the mean one) and Sister Mary Josephine (the funny one). This was the start of my 2ND and final year in Catholic school. The following year I was pulled out of it, and sent walking to the county’s public school system.

On the radio Linda Kelly was on in the middle of the afternoon on WPGC AM & FM Morningside out of Washington D.C., and this was the rockin’ # 1 smash all across the free nation. It’s Canadian / Lebanese teen pop idol (at the time) Andy Kim, and this may have been one of the cheesiest bubblegum pop nuggets of its time. You’re gonna get a sugar rush just listening to this one !

The Major’s Walk-A-Thon

Time: 7:38 AM – 8:22 AM
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 49°F
Dewpoint: 42°F
Relative Humidity: 79%
Winds: N 12 MPH
Barometric Pressure: 30.12 Rising

Here are my walking thoughts in 15 words or less:

– This morning I walked around my neighbourhood in the cold.
– It’s a frigidly cold morning, as Homestead is shivering !
– Wind chills are deep down into the mid-40s !
– That may not be much for you up north, but down here it’s ‘severe weather’.
– Our weather will be ‘severe’ – clear and cold – for the next 2 weeks !
– I’ve been forecasting this extended cold snap since the hurricane season.
– Tomorrow morning we may have wind chills approaching the mid-30s !
– This morning I ate a GINORMOUS Breakfast at Denny’s.
– It was the ‘All-American Slam’.
– It consisted of 3 scrambled eggs with melted cheddar cheese.
– Let’s not forget the hash browns, sausage, bacon, and English Muffins.
– Denny’s is a great place to enjoy a real Man’s Breakfast !
– After I got home from that early-morning feast I knew what I had to do.
– I had to work it all off, and so I did – out in the cold.
– I walked for 44 minutes – the same exact time as last Saturday morning.
– It was another fun 2.4-mile walk.
– I’m in the best physical condition of my entire Life.
– I’ve come a long way over the past 40 months.
– It’s never too late to start all over again.
– You’ve just got to believe !