Myndi’s Ready For More Jelly

Published June 17, 2013 by Weird Science "The Ultimate 80's Experiment"

If you know anything about Myndi Lauper it’s that I loooooove fashion! I consider myself a fashionista of sorts and I do my best to stay ahead of the curve on all the latest trends. From oversized tees to leg warmers, from leotards to big scarves, I make sure that I’m ahead of the pack when it comes to looking totally bodacious. Like what’s life without style, ya know?! So anyway, I say all that to say this: one of my absolute favorite pieces of fashion from the greatest decade ever (the 80s of course) was Jelly Shoes!

Imagine someone taking a magical, jelly-like substance, filling it with sparkly glitter, and crafting it into something you can wear on your feet! What you just conjured up in your mind was jelly shoes. They were flat, comfy came in a rainbow of magical colors and were the “it” footwear of the decade. They were comfortable and easy to wear, water resistant and totally cute!

There were downsides to jellies: they made your feet sweaty (and a little stinky) after a day full of wear, and they’re rubbery countenance wasn’t exactly made for tumultuous terrain, but I mean like, so what?! They were totally bitchin’, you couldn’t really tell a knock-off from the real thing (which saved me a bundle of after school job money) and they pretty much went with anything you wanted to wear. They were sandals and flats and rubber and magic all rolled into one! I can’t wait to buy a new pair!

Well dudes and dudettes, that’s all for today. I’m gonna go watch Hulk Hogan bodyslam Andre The Giant for the millionth time! Ugh! Hulk is such a hottie!

Love and Legwarmers,

xoxo Myndi jellies 80s-jelly-shoes-2b 80s-jelly-shoes-3

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Myndi Misses Roller Skating…

Published June 11, 2013 by Weird Science "The Ultimate 80's Experiment"
It is impossible to think of the 80s without thinking of roller skating. The skating ring was an experience like none other in the 80s and it brought tons of teens and young adults together in a safe, fun and enjoyable atmosphere that was hard to duplicate. The roller rink was the perfect escape from the summertime swelter or the boredom of an extended weekend and when you stepped inside the rink it was like entering another dimension; great music, your favorite junk food, and the cutie from 3rd period that you’d been crushing on were all inside the dimly light and wondrous roller rink experience.
 
Your parents wouldn’t dare intrude this sacred space, they weren’t coordinated enough. With a few of your friends nearby, you were free to skate the day away in about the most adult like situation and teen in the 80s would be privy to. The Hokey-Pokey, Simon Says, skating backwards, and the ever popular couples skate where all fun and innovate ways for you to enjoy skating and with all the different kinds of skating there was sure to be something for everybody. The guys and gals who owned their own skates were totally the coolest there, but even if you had go it with a generic pair of tan rentals, as long as you were on the rink floor showing off your moves, that’s all that really mattered.
 
I think it was the Roller Derby poster I saw while wandering along the boardwalk in Asbury Park this weekend.  Or maybe it was the dirty, beat up roller skates that were dangling in the window of a vintage shop nearby.  The point is…I MISS ROLLER SKATING!  It was THE THING TO DO in the 80’s and the PLACE where all the good MUSIC hit our ears!  How many of you also heard WHITE LINES for the first time at your neighborhood roller skating rink???
 
The roller skating rink was the premier place to be if you had the privilege of enjoying your formidable years in the 80s. Kids these days don’t know what they were missing. What was your favorite memory of roller skating in the 80s? What was your favorite song to skate too? Be sure to leave a comment and totally let me know some of your favorite skating ring moments. I’m Myndi Lauper, signing off and skating backwards to the beat of your heart! Muah! 

Here’s a truly outrageous gem of a roller skating video I can’t stop watching…

 

Payin’ my Sunday Respect To Cyndi

Published June 25, 2012 by Weird Science "The Ultimate 80's Experiment"

I love Cyndi with all my heart and could spend all night on stage (or in the shower) singing nothing but Cyndi Lauper songs!

For the best Sunday Cyndi Time experience, play these songs on full blast and sing your heart out! It’s the only way to really enjoy Sunday Cyndi Time.

Also, don’t forget that you can come and see me and my band, Weird Science, perform songs by Cyndi Lauper and many more awesome 80’s idols at our shows! We have so many coming up that you should stay tuned!

Love and Legwarmers… XOXO  Myndi

Casual by Day, Wild by Night

Published June 23, 2012 by Weird Science "The Ultimate 80's Experiment"

Don’t you hate how hairstyles nowadays can be so…. one dimensional? I say its time we re-adopt the crimper and make it a necessary and totally awesome tool to have as part of our beauty routine! What’s not to love about making geometric patterns in your hair?

Just remember to not hold the crimper to your hair for too long or your locks will smell like a burnt hair sandwich! Gross!

If you have any pictures of you or your friends with crimped hair back in the day, send me a couple so I can add them to a future post!

Love and Legwarmers… XOXO  Myndi

Word to your Mother!

Published June 22, 2012 by Weird Science "The Ultimate 80's Experiment"

This week, I want to take the opportunity to give word to your mother. Big hair, big bangs, big ol’ butt in those sexy mom jeans… it was only a matter of time!

Dear Mothers of the 80’s,

When we were getting our glamour shots done, it should have been you instead.

You, with those bangs so high. You, with those curls so fly.

Your made-up face was a masterpiece carefully crafted by your own hands,

But you still looked hot after jazzercise when you wiped away sweat with your wristbands.

From high waisted Levis to shoulder pads that soared, you rocked every look to the max.

In PTA meetings, Sunday school, and soccer games, all the guys were totally staring at your rack.

Even though you didn’t let us wear that electric blue dress with cuts and tears to the prom,

we did it anyway but think back on it now and are happy that you were our 80’s mom.

WORD TO YOUR MOTHER!

 

Love and Legwarmers… XOXO  Myndi

Weird Science Cast: From Weird Science to Today

Published June 17, 2012 by Weird Science "The Ultimate 80's Experiment"

I was wondering what the cast of Weird Science was up to nowadays so I started doing a bit of research and it was immediately obvious that some nerds grow up to be total studs and some studs grow up to be even studly-er (ahem….Robert Downey Jr.).

Anthony Michael Hall as Gary Wallace

From Weird Science to Tales from the Crypt to a ton of TV shows including American Dad and CSI…

Trivia!

Youngest member of “Saturday Night Live” (1975) ever, in 1985 when he was 17.

All of the characters played by Anthony in John Hughes films are actually based on Hughes himself.

Has appeared with actor and friend Robert Downey Jr. in Weird Science (1985), Johnny Be Good (1988), and Hail Caesar (1994) (which he directed himself).

Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s “brat pack,” along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore,Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy.

Ian Mitchell Smith as Wyatt Donnelly

From Weird Science to becoming a History professor at Texas A&M University to being an Assistant Professor specializing in Medieval English Literature…

Trivia!

In addition to his education at Texas A&M, he also holds a B.A. in medieval studies from University of California at Davis and an M.A. from Fordham University in New York.

When he and his wife, Susannah, were dating, he never told her of his previous acting career. But he confessed after finding out that, coincidentally, one of her favorite movies was The Chocolate War (1988), which Ilan had starred in.

Kelly Le Brock as Lisa

From Weird Science to Wrongfully Accused to reality television…

Trivia!

Pantene spokesmodel who said, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”

Her debut film was Woman in Red.

Began her modeling career at age 16.

Bill Paxton as Chet Donnelly

From Weird Science to Aliens to True Lies to Big Love…

Trivia!

Member of the 1980s rock band Martini Ranch.

Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame during their annual induction gala at Austin Studios in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2007 for his career achievement in the motion picture film industry. The Texas Film Hall of Fame inductees are native-born Texans who have achieved excellence in their film career.

As an eight-year-old, he was in the crowd waving when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Ft. Worth, Texas, on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963. There are pictures at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas where the young Paxton can clearly be seen astride the shoulders of an unidentified man.