Yes it’s been quite awhile since I blogged. Busy, busy. That is one resolution, or rather goal, I plan on setting for myself. To update my blog more frequently.
So as the year ends you start to reflect on yourself and your achievements. Today as I read a story about notable people who died in 2009 it got me to thinking about those who made a difference in my life. They may be gone, but their memory will forever live on.
January – Author John Updike. Who can forget his Witches of Eastwick books? The first one was also the inspiration for the movie with Susan Sarandon, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer.
April – Bea Arthur. I loved her in Maude, but better yet her Golden Girls persona ruled. Her attitude about growing old was “way cool.”
June -While many people were morning the death of the “King of Pop” I was more saddened by the loss of Farrah Fawcett. One of my favorite shows as a kid was Charlie’s Angels. I tuned in every week and I even collected the shows trading cards. Although Michael Jackson’s Thriller was a collective part of my youth it didn’t compare to watching Farrah as an empowering woman on screen.
August – For all of us who grew up in the 1980s this was the man who invented the “teen” movie. John Hughes had a huge impact on pop culture that even lasts through today. My favorite movies include, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Home Alone. The characters created by Hughes defined a generation that will long be remembered.
September – Long before Dirty Dancing hit the big screen I was in awe of Patrick Swayze from when he appeared in The Outsiders and Red Dawn. I remember going to the theater to watch this movie on a date. His 1987 breakthrough role made all us girls want to go “Dirty Dancing.”