May 12, 2010

Brat Pack

From an unnamed university in the greater San Francisco Bay Area...

Officemate and I are in full-on checked out summer mode. We're showing up late, we're leaving early, we're taking two hour lunches. We're leaving for 30 minutes to get ice cream sundaes without telling our workstudy students, little Type A darlings who freak out if faced with even a second of inactivity and lack of instruction. I came back to a note slid under our door and an email from a workstudy student wanting to make sure I gave her a new assignment as soon as I was back from getting ice cream and not inviting her.

As the day comes to a close, we've decided to take turns playing our favorite 80s theme songs.

S: "Greatest American Hero" theme song. (Also a bonus: George Costanza's answering machine based on the Greatest American Hero theme song: Believe it or not/George isn't at home/Please leave a message at the beep/I must be out/Or I'd pick up the phone/Where could I be?/Believe it or not, I'm not home)

Officemate: "Up Where We Belong" from An Officer and a Gentleman (if there isn't a gay porn movie out there called "An Officer in a Gentleman" yet, someone please get on that)

S: "Man in Motion" from St. Elmo's Fire

Officemate: "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun

S: "Facts of Life" theme song*

*Fun thing that happened when this was playing: we both started singing along right at "to be liv-ing up to your dreams." We are so in love.

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