Logged in and saw that Wednesday was blank so I figured I'd jump in and say Hiiiiii!
I was just listening to The Beatles 'Revolver' and one of my top 10 favorite Beatles songs "Got to get you into my life". In addition to having great energy, that song reminds me of my youth and Sunday afternoons spent skating with my friend Amy at the local roller rink. It was one of the few places my parents would drop me off, with a little cash in my pocket, to spend a few unsupervised hours away from home. I had to be 11 or 12, so that kind of trust from my parents was a really big deal.
Amy & I would play the stand-up arcade games and practice our version of figure skating in the little side rink. We would sing along to all the songs and take turns pretending to be Kira from 'Xanadu' or one of the dancers in 'Fame'. There were rarely boys there more interesting than our own imaginations, so for most "couples only" songs we would take turns pushing each other around the rink to practice our slow spins and skating backwards.
Those mysteriously carpet-covered walls are the hallowed halls of some of my favorite childhood memories - all of the innocent ones decorated with unicorns, rainbows and posters of Rick Springfield, where the only arguments were about what was the better color (pink or purple) or who was hotter (John Taylor or Andy Taylor).
What activity takes you back to memories of carefree innocence?