Friday, July 29, 2005

I better shape up,
'cause she needs a man ...


Hopelessly devoted to ... well, you know.

So, why do you suppose I felt that odd rush when I got the e-mail from the Lowell Memorial Auditorium announcing an appearance by Olivia Newton-John on Oct. 20? Could it be I flashed back to when I was 11, sitting in the Cameo Theater in Brewster, N.Y. watching "Xanadu"? No, I'd pretty much successfully managed to wipe that from my memory. Maybe it's because I recalled "Timeless Tales from Hallmark," her 1990 TV series meant to to promote environmental awareness among children? No, I actually had no idea that existed. Her valiant battle against breast cancer? Admirable, but again, no. Hey, wait ... could it be ... That trampy black outfit from the end of "Grease"?

I'm so ashamed.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget "Two of a Kind." Classic!

grody jo-dee said...

you're not alone in your shame...i really love(d) john travolta.

praynlady said...

I definitely understand....John made the movie though and I believe he made her look even better. As a teen, I thought John had it all, work, money, looks etc. As an adult....I just don't really care!

No-L said...

I used to jump on my bed and sing as loud as I could to "Let's Get Physical" I thought it was for exercising. Now that must have been interesting to my parents.

Tomas said...

i sooooooooooo had a crush on her... if ever i was to grow hair on my palms.... ahem

Bekkah said...

Why ever would you want to erase Xanadu from your memory?!!? Roller-skates, bad acting, Gene Kelly...it's a claaaasssic!! ;)