cake with Pac-Man on itTons of stuff happened at Kelli’s 1980s party. There was a cake with Pac-Man on it, and almost everyone who was there was dressed up as a 1980s character. Mike was the Karate Kid, Zach was dressed as George Michael from “Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go”, Patty was the young girl from “Adventures in Babysitting”, Spencer was a generic 1980s preppie, Kelli was Molly Ringwald from “Pretty in Pink”, Kelli’s parents were both dressed as Waldo from “Where’s Waldo?”, I was Max Headroom, Nathan was Garth from “Wayne’s World”, and on and on and on. Stephanie just wore clothes from the 1980s, but everyone liked her jelly shoes and side ponytail. One of Kelli’s friends was dressed as Magnum PI, and it was pretty amusing to see him doing the Worm across the floor.

The music was all from the 1980s, of course. Everybody danced to “Footloose” and “Oh, Mickey, You’re So Fine” and “Whip It.” There was a disco ball, which Nathan was responsible for. We also had a couple of TVs with 1980s video game systems on them. People were playing “Contra” and “Duck Hunt” on an old NES, at least. I brought a six-pack of “Messiah Bold” from He’Brew, since the party was in the event hall of a Jewish temple, figuring that someone might appreciate having kosher beer handy.

Anyway, there was a lot of talking, snacking, looking at silly 1980s bits of pop culture, and celebrating. Troy and Lee and Trevor want to go to game 5 of the Suns playoff series (if it happens, which is likely) so I’ll have to get tickets through work. It should be no problem.

I found that I couldn’t wear my full costume and actually do much. The sunglasses were so dark that it made it impossible to see, as the light was kind of low. But the party was fun, and I should’ve made sure to take my camera, because I didn’t get any pictures of the goings-on.