Thursday, May 19, 2011

Surreal Moment Of The Week



I met a girlfriend for lunch this week. We got together at a new shopping plaza, which is an "outdoor mall" complex. It's pretty cool. It's set up like a charming little town, with huge pots of flowers on every corner, and bricked walkways for pedestrians. As I was heading to the restaurant, I realized that super loud music was being piped into the plaza. Which was sort of weird for an outdoor space. But the even weirder thing was....they were playing Xanadu by Olivia Newton John! Haaaa haaaa! At an astronomically loud volume. Piped in all over town! It was one of those super strange, surreal moments. I actually stopped on the sidewalk, paused for a moment, said (out loud to no one in particular) "Holy shit. This is Xanadu! I'm having a 1980's flashback!" And then I continued on my way.

Anyhow, needless to say, I am now having a 1980's inspired musical week. They just don't make 'em like this anymore. (Thank God).

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the wackiest wack ever.....Xanadu!




All My Best,
Penelope

8 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Yup, wacky! And I just sat through the entire video. LOL

Penelope said...

Haa haa...gotcha! Now you're going to be humming this crazy song all day!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Hmmmm - I'm a big fan of the following: Grease, Urban Cowboy, Saturday Night Fever. Guess that makes me a Travolta fan! But I also like Baby Boom, with Diane Keaton, and Three Men and a Baby, starring two hotties and a cute dork.
Also The Big Chill, um, hmmm - I know there are more movies. Grease may have been released in 78, but I think of it as an 80's movie.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! I LOVE Baby Boom....Sam Shepherd is so so fine! That movie is adorable. I also love all of John Travolta's old movies, including Stayin Alive (the sequel to SNF)--loved the music for that one!

Leg Warmers Forever! :^)

Patti (Book Addict) said...

I wanted to go to that skating rink so badly! I'm afraid if I *tried* to watch Xanadu now it wouldn't be as awesome as it was when I was a kid :)

Bella Street said...

I own Xanadu and think it's so freaky deaky that I'm loosely basing a story on it. Man, almost makes me miss the 80s...almost. LOL

www.apocalypsebabes.com

Penelope said...

Patti....you might be right about that. I know if I tried to make my kids watch this they would be flabbergasted.

Penelope said...

Hi Bella! That is so cool! I would love to read that story...I'm way into funky stuff.