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Events of the 80s

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Who Shot JR? is talked about heavily from the TV show Dallas. On November 21, the conclusion draws more viewers than any other show in TV history up to that point.
Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR, The US boycotts
Post-It Notes are introduced by 3-M
The first all news service started by Turner Cable Network begins
John Lennon is assassinated by Mark David Chapman
Brook Shields whispers, quote “You know what comes between me and my Calvin’s? Nothing." the ad was banned.
Ronald Reagan is elected, defeating Jimmy Carter, and takes credit for freeing the Iranian hostages in his inaugural speech.
Poland has massive strikes, eventually the unions become legal, censorship is lessened.
About 125,000 Cubans leave Cuba for America, most are criminals hand picked by Castro's men, only a few are relatives of those in America.
RU-486, the abortion pill is released in France.
The US Supreme Court allows patents on living organisms.
Mt. Saint Helens erupts, killing 60 people.
CNN is launched as the first all news network
ABSCAM, FBI agents pose as rich Arabs and bribed politicians with cash for favors.
Richard Pryor gets badly burned trying to freebase cocaine.
Small pox is considered eradicated by the World Health Orginization.
Sadam Hussein launches war against Iran for close to a decade over oil rights.
Japan passes the US as the largest automaker
Bill Gates licenses MS-DOS to IBM, makes next to nothing on the deal. The pair buys the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template. The money is made later from licensing it to third party clone makers.
SEPTEMBER 22, 1980 - Procter and Gamble Co. announces a recall of its Rely brand tampons when federal studies conclude their use increases chances of toxic shock syndrome.
Genetic Engineering of insulin began clinical trials.
US suspends grain sales to the Soviet Union in respond to their support of the war in Afghanistan.
President Carter attempted a helicopter rescue of the hostages in Iran, failing miserably.
US hockey team beat Russia for the gold in the Winter Olympics.

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" sells 20 million albums to become the largest selling record ever.
Ozzy bites the head off a live bat thrown at him at a January 20 performance.
Argentina invades the Falklands (UK); Argentina has to withdraw its troops after two months.
Italy wins the Soccer World Cup in Spain
Helmut Kohl becomes chancellor in Germany (and STILL is chancellor)
Leonid Breznjev dies, Yuri Andropov takes over
The Reverend Sun Myung Moon marries 4,150 of his "Moonie" followers at Madison Square Garden.
Tylenol Scare, October 5th
Nancy Reagan appears at a Washington benefit dressed as a bag lady to protest criticism of her expensive outfits.
Princess Grace of Monaco dies when her car hurtles over a cliff.
John Belushi dies March 5 of cocaine and heroin.
Prince William is born to Charles and Di.
Mexico's economy collapses.
Liposuction is introduced.
Telephone company breaks up into 22 distinct regional phone companies.
The Equal Rights Amendment dies, three states short of ratification.
The Vietnam Memorial is erected in Washington D.C.
The first artificial heart transplant takes place, the recipient lives 112 days.
Delorean Motor Company goes bankrupt
Larry Walters on July 2nd ties 42 weather balloons to a lawn chair and flies as high as 16 thousand feet before shooting the balloons with a pellet gun and landing about 90 minutes later. The FAA fined him $1,500.

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NIMAWEYGH 2/4/2012 1:45PM

    Oh my gosh I remember all of that and now I feel so OLD......ha

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ROCKYCPA 2/1/2012 10:32AM

    thanks for the walk down memory lane - it was a great decade.

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THINBUCKEYE 1/29/2012 10:48AM

    Ahhhh this memories. Thank you for taking us back down memory lane. I had forgotten about so many of these. The 1980's were not a good decade for hair and fashion (in my opinion), but we had a lot of fun rolling with it anyway. And it really was a decade of a lot of social change. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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LJR4HEALTH 1/26/2012 7:49PM

    Oh the memories I loved the 80's hair fashion and the best music ever made

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SHASSYSUE2 1/26/2012 6:56AM

    I started High School in 1981, so this took me back!!!!

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KIKA07DK 1/25/2012 6:07PM

    Wow courti, You really sent us back in the time!!! Love your background!!

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MAGGIEVAN 1/25/2012 4:53PM

    That was a quick update. It would be interesting to read how BLC people can relate to these events in their threads. I lived in South Africa when Chris Barnard transplanted that heart and it had the same wow factor as the first moonlanding.

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-COURT- 1/25/2012 4:38PM

    It's for all BLC teams. Last week was Cabin Fever, but I felt like getting in to more deocrating for this theme.

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SBNORMAL 1/25/2012 3:08PM

  I remember those times well!!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 1/25/2012 3:07PM

    Talk about a BLAST to the past!! Thanks for that walk down memory lane, Courti. We had good times & we had bad. I loved the 80's. Is that our BLC theme this wk, or is it just for certain teams?

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(PW) - Striving to strive

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I have been trying to get down to my goal weight for the last 3 rounds. I want to get back into size 9 jeans and be able to tuck my blouse.

I know when I was at my skinniest I was putting a lot more cardio into my routine. I was more toned than I had every been. Knowing that at my age it is possible to attain a toned body. Don't let people say that when you get older, your metabolism won't let you lose.

I don't know if I'll ever be as toned, but I will strive to get to my goal weight.

I did a good routine yesterday and today.

So, I'm going to strive to strive.

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DOOBRIE 1/18/2012 5:33PM

    emoticon emoticon

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-COURT- 1/18/2012 4:14PM

    I looked up Ernestine on youtube and viewed one on a mother/daughter body builders. Wow! I don't know if it is in my genetics to be a body builder, I don't want a lot of muscle, just toned. They were all awesome.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 1/18/2012 2:02PM

    Ya' got that right, Courti!! Ernestine Shepherd, 74-Year-Old Bodybuilder!! If she can do it, we can do it!! emoticon

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Friend Feed made private

Monday, January 16, 2012

I found a link that you should check out if your feed is showing private. You need to check what you have checked and unchecked on your feed.

I hope this doesn't bring you to my feed instead of yours.

You may have to contact the Tech Team.


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NIMAWEYGH 1/21/2012 5:35PM

    Thanks Courti. It worked.

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ROCKYCPA 1/18/2012 3:46PM

    thanks for sharing the info - will check it out!

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THINBUCKEYE 1/18/2012 2:33PM

    Thank you for sharing this with the group. I didn't even know this could happen. Appreciate the help!

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DOROTHYBERO 1/17/2012 5:57AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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-THINQ- 1/17/2012 12:00AM

    me too, thanks!

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-COURT- 1/16/2012 11:59PM

    I wasn't even sure my blog posted. I had trouble with my computer and had to shut it down and thought I lost my blog. Thanks. Glad it didn't come up as my feed.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 1/16/2012 11:55PM

    It took me to MY 'settings' Courti. Thanks for the links!!

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JCBURROW 1/16/2012 11:54PM

    Your link is perfect Corti...It brought up my settings not yours.

Thanks so much for posting this blog. This issue has been going on for months now.

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Mocha Hunter's Indian Names

Monday, January 09, 2012

On our BLC team we are Hunters and here are our names.

Aimee / Aimeesings / Onida (horse-Butler)
Amanda / Strongmind2010 / Etenia
Anastasia / Ucanttakethesky / Falling pond
Barbara / May2459 / Samurai (horse-Paint)
Becky / Mrstejano / Pretty Flower
Courti / Courti7 / Small Feather (horse-Pinto Bean)
Crystal / Crys38 / Midnight Sun
Janice / Jdublanko / (Abeque) Stay at Home
Jayma / JJ4493 / (Urika) Sleeping Sky
Jen / Jens_doin_it / Pretty Owl
Joy / Joygilkhil / Dusty Colt (horse-lightening)
Jyll / Fudtrisha / Burning Leaf
Karen / Kpace7 / Golden Claw
Krista / Krista-Girl / Winona
Lisa / 6LHAAS / (Keezheekoni) Burning Fire
Melissa / Melwup / Imala
Melodie / Melodieo / Little Bit
Nell / Nellzie04 / Strong Fingers or Butterfly
Nessa / Beanieisback / Wild Dove
Nikki / Fitlikenic / (Chilam) Snowbird
Renee / Renla6991 / (Galihahi) Silent Rain
Roxy / Rox5car / Nuka Naira / means younger sibling with big eyes
Stormy / SpareribAZ2 / Stormy

Newbies or changes:
TML-2012/Summer / Anpaytoo Wachiwi-radiant dancer or radiant dancing girl - (Wachiwi-Dancer)
-Seven- / Ursula / Galilahi - attractive / (horse-Traveler)
Runnerchick007 / Aubrey / Shaking Dirt
Renewal / Rena / Algoma means valley of flowers
Asharon / Sharon / Sbtinka means magic dancer
Graphickat / Kathy / Lomasi means pretty flower
Dancergirl1229 / Danne / Chepi meaning fairy,





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-COURT- 1/21/2012 1:55PM

    I don't even know how to ride. I used to watch a tv western a long time ago called Sugarfoot.

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NIMAWEYGH 1/21/2012 1:27PM

    This is so cool Small feather and I love it when you ride Pinto Bean into our den. My horse was named Sugarfoot when I was growing up, she was a Palomino and my Mom had her sister Wendy. I miss having horses and riding them. And I am 1/4 Potawatomi Indian(card carrying and all)

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DOOBRIE 1/9/2012 4:45PM

    My name is Kimi Meda - which apparently means Secret Prophetess!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 1/9/2012 4:00PM

    How ***F*U*N*** Courti!! Hope Small Feather, Pinto Bean, & Galilahi have an AWESOME time together!!
Love yer',
Violets in the Mist & Cherries in the Snow

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

For my BLC-18 team I have to blog about what I want to accomplish this round. What will I be focusing on during this 12-week challenge.

I want to accomplish meeting my goal weight, 98 lbs. (I'm only 4'8"), I want to tone my underarms, abs and thighs. I want to eat more freggies.

1) I will exercise at least 30-45 min a day, some days more.
2) I will do strength training for what was mentioned above every other day.
(arms one day, legs next, and abs everyday)
3) I'm not much of a freggie eater but I will try to eat at least one freggie a day. (I'm a member of the Picky Eaters Team).
4) I want to work on straightening up the spare bedroom so it looks like a bedroom. Okay that might be off subject, but it really needs work.

I used to have a goal to be able to do a split, but that isn't going to happen....although, Priscilla Presley did it on Dancing W/The Stars.

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DOOBRIE 1/9/2012 4:35AM

    Great goals but keep working on those freggies!

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SHASSYSUE2 1/9/2012 12:28AM

    Good goals, however, good luck with those splits!! If I tried that, it would take a wrecker to get me off the floor!! LOL!!

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-SEVEN- 1/8/2012 11:10PM

    Great health goals, Courti! I can relate to the clean up part too! I am certain you can make some great strides in the next 12 weeks. Glad to be your fellow Hunter! ::takes up Traveler's reins and turns around to head off to sleep:: Sweet dreams Small Feather! emoticon

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MASA0606 1/8/2012 10:54PM

    Sounds like a great plan. I am taking part of a BLC Winter Challege right now too and it is rough but, I am sticking with it. You can do it and good luck!

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