cereal

if you hadn’t noticed by now…

i heart 80s

I also love cereal.  In the 80’s they made so many fun cereals.  I bet they weren’t very good, but they were fun.  I was a cereal nerd.  I like boring things like corn flakes, special k, raisin bran.  The most fun cereal that I enjoy is rice krispies. But what ever happened to these?

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And I don’t mean California Pizza Kitchen.

Once upon a time it would have been my life’s goal to attain a collection like this:

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or this:

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I loved those things.  I probably had ten of them.  My first one’s name was Joanne Abby.  I loved her.  She was black and was wearing a jogging suit.  I found the white version on ebay:

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Other fun things I remember:

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Thank you, Xavier Roberts.

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“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”- Fred Rogers

jim henson quotes

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The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.

My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.

 

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I believe that life is basically a process of growth – that we go through many lives, choosing situations and problems that we will learn through.

Despite this discussion of things spiritual – I still think of myself as a very ‘human’ being. I have the full complement of weaknesses, fears, problems, ego, and sensuality. But I think this is why we’re here – to work our way through all this, and, hopefully, come out a bit wiser and better for having gone through it all.

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I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best. I know I drive some people crazy with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked out for me.

I spend a few minutes in meditation and prayer each morning. I find that this really helps me to start the day with a good frame of reference. As part of my prayers, I thank whoever is helping me – I’m sure that somebody or something is – I express gratitude for all my blessings and try to forgive the people that I’m feeling negative toward. I try hard not to judge anyone, and I try to bless everyone who is part of my life, particularly anyone with whom I am having any problems.

 

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If our ‘message’ is anything, it’s a positive approach to life. That life is basically good. People are basically good.

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.

 

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the fantastic miss piggy show

Nobody creates a fad. It just happens. People love going along with the idea of a beautiful pig. It’s like a conspiracy.- Jim Henson.

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The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show aired on ABC on September 17, 1982.

In this one-hour special, the glamorous Miss Piggy stars in her own variety show, with special guests John Ritter,George Hamilton, and Andy Kaufman (as “Tony Clifton”).

Under the direction of Kermit the Frogthe Muppets work in the studio control room and, amidst chaos, manage to keep the show on the air. Throughout the show, a romantic triangle develops among Miss Piggy, Ritter (who is smitten with the pig) and Hamilton (who is deeply uncomfortable with the star’s romantic inclinations).

Highlights include:

  • Miss Piggy demonstrates her aerobic “Snackcercise routine”.
  • Hamilton and Miss Piggy appear as King and Queen of The Luau at a Polynesian-style ceremony.
  • Ritter assists consumer advocate Miss Piggy in the segment “Don’t Take It Lying Down Sucker”.
  • Vegas-style entertainer Clifton sings a medley of pop songs and show tunes.
  • Kermit becomes jealous when Miss Piggy performs a love scene with Hamilton as Cary Grant.
  • Miss Piggy sings a solo rendition of “You Light Up My Life” and leads a musical salute to the year.
  • Hamilton sings “Three Times a Lady” to her, and joins her for a medley of standards and love songs.

As the program concludes, Miss Piggy throws a tantrum and walks off the show after arguing with the network vice president about whether her show is a special or the pilot for a series. She laments, “I’m too delicate for show business.”

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Fantastic_Miss_Piggy_Show