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Things I Want To Remember | Part Ten

I don’t want to forget these random thoughts that have been floating around in my head, so I’ve written them down in the notes section of my iPhone. I’m sharing them with you because I suspect they may be something that you can relate to as well.

Or not.

If you’re here for the first time, welcome! You’ll be able to find the other parts of this series here.

By the way, just by writing this monthly post, I’m remembering even more things from my past. This makes me extremely happy.

1- I used to snow ski every winter from middle school until I graduated from high school. I tried skiing again in 2016, at the age of 46, and it went horribly wrong. It turns out that snow skiing is not the same as getting back on a bike.

2- My first crushes were (in no particular order):

-Every member of The Monkees

-John Gage from the television show Emergency!

(The guy on the right) Courtesy IMDB

-BJ from BJ and the Bear

I mean, look at that hair?? On BJ. Not The Bear. Courtesy IMDB

3- I’ll never understand why swimsuits and underwear are so much more expensive than jeans and pants.

4- Who remembers the show Real People?

Courtesy Wikipedia

5- Why not go for a bright car color? Why do most of us buy white, silver, gray, or black cars?

6- The term “rowdy” was frequently used during my teenage years. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard it. Why?

7- The sound of this made me sad because it meant it was time for bed:


9- I don’t understand the obsession with jewelry. I watch the Real Housewives shows and get confused when they get excited about carats and diamonds.

Photo by Lisa Fotios on

10- Last summer, I was weeding in my front yard while listening to music on my phone when I noticed two bumblebees following me around. Closer inspection revealed that they were not following me, but rather my phone, which was playing music!

I had so much fun making this discovery that I added it to my things I want to remember notes. I only recently googled it and discovered the following.

Can Bees Hear Music?

(132) The Beekeeper Making Electronic Music With Bees

(132) Bioni Samp – YouTube

My dad would love this joke.

There are so many great Bee Gees songs, but this one is my personal favorite. Also, if you haven’t seen their documentary, I highly recommend it, and I’m surprised I didn’t include it in my favorite documentary post.

What is your favorite Bee Gees song? Or, do you not like The Bee Gees?

57 thoughts on “Things I Want To Remember | Part Ten”

  1. I have to be honest and say I don’t like the BeeGees. Never did, never will. It’s just not my type of music… but I did watch the documentary and came away with a greater appreciation for their talent so that’s something.

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  2. Who doesn’t love the Bee Gees?? They’re on heavy rotation on my Spotify playlists. Too many great songs to name, but “Night Fever” slightly edges out “You Should Be Dancing.”

    As for cars, I can’t stand boring black and white vehicles. My last two have been red and blue. And I guarantee my next one will be an equally colorful shade.

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  3. Yes, Kari, I absolutely remember Real People! As well as BJ and the Bear, Emergency….and the Monkeys!

    LOVED the theme from Taxi. Oh, what a great show that was!

    It’s funny because I worked for two separate jewelry companies (Bvlgari and Brilliant Earth) in my retail career, and to be honest, I never understood the obsession with jewelry either. The only thing I find interesting about jewelry are vintage pieces that have been handed down and passed on. For me, those pieces of jewelry contain the “energy” from the previous owner (wearer), which has meaning.

    I grew up with the Bee Gees, so they hold a very special place in my heart. My favorite song is “How Deep in your Love?” Brings back such wonderful memories for me of that time period in my life, and also the movie “Saturday Night Fever”.

    Oh, and thanks for sharing the documentary link. I will be watching it sometime this week. Can’t wait!

    FAB post, my friend! X

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    1. My parents were big fans of the show Taxi. I wasn’t because it was BEDTIME.🤣

      I worked for Kohl’s for over 13 years, and when I first started there, they sold fine jewelry (not sure if they still do). But I had to fill in for the person who worked in that department on occasion when they went on lunch; my regular department was Misses/Juniors, so I knew nothing about jewelry (not much has changed). I always got the difficult customers who would ask me about carats and silver and gold and…. when she was gone. LOL

      That is such a good song. It was hard for me to pick just one.

      I think you will really like that documentary.

      Thank you, my friend! 😘


  4. Oh I can so relate to #1… BUT, not in the way you might think. My father used to take us skiing as real little kids. I can remember skiing down hills without poles! Then when I was in the 4th grade he wanted to take us again after taking a break for a few winters. He assured me it was just like riding a bike and would call come back to me once I put on my skis and started down the hill. I BEGGED for lessons but he held firm. Yeah, I broke my leg 1/2 way down that first tiny little hill and we all ended our day of skiing right then and there and headed to the ER (after I was rescued by the ski patrol). I never tried skiing again after that.

    Up until my most recent car purchase (which was black by default because it’s all they had in stock!) I’ve owned mostly red or blue cars. Blue being my favorite.

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  5. The Bee Gees and Saturday Night Fever defined my high school years. Oh the memories…some good, some bad. I’ll check out the documentary, thanks for the link. My daughter just went to an 80s party! She wore a neon dress (I never wore a neon dress in my life) then she backcombed her hair and plastered it with hair spray. I wonder what people will wear to a 2020 party? Face masks, pajama bottoms, and a phone glued to their hand. Loved the post as usual. Hugs, C

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  6. I remember all the shows you mentioned & Real People, there was even the kids perspective with host Peter ” A Christmas Story” Billingsly for a short while.

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    1. I do not remember Real People but they look familiar. I do believe I saw this show and had completely forgotten it.

      My theory on the word rowdy: you have 2 daughters vs a house full of boys. Ask me how I know that a house full of boys are rowdy.

      My 1st crush was Ricky Schroeder from Silver Spoons. After that- Jason Bateman. He was in a show called It’s Your Move. Did you watch this show? I often think I am the only one. I found it hilarious. Hugh Grant . . . much more recently. 😉

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      1. Yeah, i even remember short lived shows that lasted 1 season like The Dark Room, Cliffhangers, Delta House (and even a show from ’99 that featured a lot of soon to be well knowns that nearly lasted 1 season called Freaks & Geeks)

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  7. I have never skied – something that never appealed to me. Went ice skating a lot as a kid though, because my dad was Canadian and played semi-pro hockey.

    Yes, why ARE swimsuits and underwear so expensive?!

    Never heard of Real People. (Now have to look it up.)

    Car colors – I have a “safe” black vehicle, lol. I’ve always been drawn to black cars; dunno why. I like seeing colorful cars but I guess I’ve always felt that if I had one, I’d be drawing attention to myself. Gaah!

    Diamonds have never done anything for me. Don’t get me wrong, I think some diamond rings are very pretty (especially anniversary bands). But I think gems such as sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and opals are prettier than diamonds. That’s just me though.

    Growing up in the 70’s, I loved the Bee Gees disco songs, especially Stayin’ Alive.

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    1. I think you are more courageous for ice skating! When I was in second grade, I tried ice skating and fell down the entire time, so I never tried again.

      RIGHT?? There is less material!

      I like the color green, but I would never buy a bright green car. WHY AM I LIKE THIS??

      As I get older, I do enjoy wearing jewelry. Like  a thick silver handcrafted ring? That would be cool. Glitzy jewelry, on the other hand, eh. 

      I love almost all of their songs.

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  8. I listen to a podcast and the hosts “induct” people who support them on Patreon by saying their name and an answer to a question. Right now the question is who is your favorite crush and there’s nothing that makes me feel older than the number of people who answer Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Devon Sawa, who are babies. I really appreciate your answer of the Monkees and BJ, although I’ll admit to being unfamiliar with Emergency!

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  9. I so enjoy these posts, my friend. I only ever went skiing in high school/college. My husband was not a skiier, so once we were together, I just never went again. I have current friends who always go out to UT or CO to ski every winter. At this age, I say, NOPE.

    My first crushes were David Cassidy, followed by his half brother, Shaun. I was such a sucker for that feathered hair! I do remember the show, Real People. Our family always watched it. With only 3 channels, it’s not like we had a lot of choices.

    I currently have a silver car and I hate it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to open the wrong trunk or car door, because everyone has a silver CRV. My last CRV was ‘Mountain Air’ blue metallic and I loved it. Not many people had that color.

    I forgot all about ROWDY! That was such an appropriate term, back in my youth. It was quickly followed by calling everything, “Excellent!” I’ve always loved learning slang words that change from generation to generation.

    Fave Bee Gees song: How Deep Is Your Love

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoy them! I have great respect for people my age who continue to ski for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is that they are not afraid of injuring themselves.

      The channel comment made me laugh so hard. When we can’t find anything to watch, I always make a remark about how spoiled we are now. Not only do we have a remote and don’t have to get up to change the channel, but we also have thousands of options. What has become of us? 🤣

      In a parking lot, I have the same issue with my dark gray SUV. But, after looking through car websites the other day, I realized there aren’t many options. Especially now, when the new car market is so limited. I’d just like a more vibrant color option.

      I am sure you remember the cheer for ROWDY too, but now that I am singing it in my head…R O W D Y E…or R O W D I E…that’s the way you spell rowdy rowdy, let’s get rowdy, WOO! Maybe that is why we don’t use it? No one knew how to spell it? By the way, I wasn’t a cheerleader. We were in the stands, so we were probably saying it incorrectly.

      I love that Bee Gee’s song too. 🖤


      1. O.M.G………I have not heard that cheer or thought of it in 40 years! I totally heard it in my head as I read your reply. I love that!

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  10. OK, I was a cheerleader and I hated the Rowdy cheer because we spelled it wrong! Bugged me so much!

    And I got punched in the feels listening to those two theme songs. They just transported me to a time and places I’ve been missing lately. Or, more like I’ve been missing how I was then. I can’t really explain it, but some weird mix of nostalgia and grief and gratitude. Getting old is a trip that’s not for the wimpy.

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  11. The music-loving bees thing is so fun!

    Sometimes I see a bright purple or neon green car and think, that would be so fun! But I’m boring. I stick to grey or blue.

    Two of my earliest celebrity crushes were Jonathan Taylor Thomas of Home Improvement fame and Gabriel Damon from Newsies.

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  12. I don’t understand the obsession with jewelry. Me neither. I realize jewelry can be a marker of status, but with all the ‘fake’ stones around who is to say for sure that what someone is wearing is the real deal? It baffles me too.

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  13. What a wonderful walk down memory lane. My first band crush was the Bay City Rollers – and I had the same crush on John Gage, but I wouldn’t have been able to tell you his name.
    How interesting about the bumblebees! I think I’ll have to put speakers in my garden.

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  14. Good lord, as I’m reading this Staying Alive is playing on my SONOS. Seren-freaking-dipity.
    I love the Bee Gees!! That is a lovely song, but my fave is How Deep Is Your Love. (spoiler alert: Deep, very deep!)
    Taxi was such a great show!!
    I remember Real People and I love all the bees in your post. Of course, they like music, they’re not monsters. 🙂

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  15. I love any popular music that is built around vocal harmonies. Of course, the Bee Gees are in that category, along with the 5th Dimension, the Carpenters, even the Monkees and the Beatles. This is also probably a reason I’m not a big fan of hard rock, heavy metal, rap and most hip hop.

    “New York Mining Disaster 1941” is my favorite of the many classics of the Brothers Gibb. It may seem like an odd choice but I guess there are several reasons that it made such a big impression on me. Besides the boys’ signature harmonies, I was also struck by the poignant lyrics that told a fascinating and largely true story a la The Wreck of The Edmond Fitzgerald, Billy, Don’t Be A Hero, The Night Chicago died. What was it with all the tragedies that became hits in my youth?

    When I went to Wikipedia I found it was also “the debut American single by the British-Australian pop group the Bee Gees, released on 14 April 1967” which started the group off on a good note when it came to checking all the boxes of my musical tastes.

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    1. I love all of those groups! My parents are big music lovers, so I grew up listening to it all.

      All of those songs are wonderful. I appreciate songs that tell a story. There is a wonderful new artist, Weyes Blood, who sounds eerily similar to Karen Carpenter. I once shared her song God Turn Me into a Flower here. Her songs are longer and more narrative. You might like her too.

      Here are some of her songs on Spotify:


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