Throwback Thursday, the ballerina

When I was a little girl there was really only ever one thing in my parents house that I wanted for my very own.  Just one thing.

My Mother always promised it to me and I always dreamed that one day it would be mine.

I guess you would call it an heirloom as it’s not really an antique. It’s probably vintage though.  I was so happy when my Mother gifted it to me because it was really the only thing I really wanted from the house that we grew up in.

I wasn’t concerned with china and antiques and things like that. I know it looks like just a ballerina in a glass but you need to see the full version.

Yes friends, it’s a ballerina, in a shot glass, IN a bottle of apricot liqueur! Sweet Lord, is she not majestic? Oddly, it’s the one thing the kid always ask me for as well.  The drunk ballerina.  The drallarina!

I’m just one big weirdo who likes ballerina’s, liquor bottles and running.


Shine on chickens!  Shine on!

Throwback Thursday, the future is stupid

I remember once I was talking to the kid about music and I said something about a record that I used to loved to listen to until it started skipping and he said, a what?  So, I had to explain what a record was.  *Big sigh and then mumble and groan about how old I feel*

When I was a kid, when we wanted to read a book we went to the book store, or the library, and we got an actual book.

1983 book

And when we wanted to make a phone call we picked up the phone from the wall and dialed all the numbers by sticking our finger in the number and turning each one.  Do you remember?

70's phone

And then you would try to stretch the cord all the way into your bedroom and close the door without ripping the cord out of the wall.  A feat I mastered quite well, I might add.

And I can even remember when TV stars used to show up in ads for things like shampoo:

brooke sheilds

And even cigarettes:

Tom Selleck


If you would have told me back in the day that in the future people would come to my house and ask to use my USB ports to charge their phones, books and cigarettes, I’d have told you the future was stupid!

Obviously, I am not a visionary.  It’s a good thing I have learned to embrace my technical gadgets and my inner geek!

Throwback Thursday – Running clothes of the past

I had a lot of fun putting together this post.  I searched for some ads for vintage running clothes and I’ve got some of the best and I also found some pictures of random people sporting those lovely outfits.

Here’s the thing.  If I’ve learned one thing over the years, it’s that fashion repeats itself, it really does…..and people, we are in trouble more specifically, men.

I can almost see junk.  That is not a good thing.

I can almost see junk. That is not a good thing.  I’m pretty sure these shorts are grounds for divorce.

These next two ads are from the Adidas Love Your Body Flash Adidas campaign.


What is around that dude’s neck? I’d say a cooling towel but this is like 1983 or something….

adidas ad

Okay, I will admit, I had a shirt just like this.

Here are a few vintage Nike ads:

nike ad

Do you think the guy in this ad is channeling his inner Pre?

vintage nike 2

This is a vintage nike ad. Does anyone else find it odd that her socks look so white and her shoes look dirty as all hell?

Puma was very popular back in the day.   I always associated them with tennis but apparently they had running clothes as well.

Vintage Puma

Check out that headband! Rad!  I always tuck in my shirt when I run, how about you?

I’m pretty sure those type of shorts are gonna make a huge comeback.

vintage running shorts

You can actually buy these retro and vintage shorts all over etsy.

I don’t remember this ad for adidas but isn’t this Brooke Shields?

It's not really a running ad but I found it interesting.

I don’t remember this farm team campaign, it’s from around 1987.

Check out this vintage Adidas ad.  It’s pretty old.  Adidas has been around a long time.

This ad is fairly old.  Adidas has been around a long time.

Why do all the male models look so cheesy?   Do you think the photographer said, “Okay guys now do your running pose” and what is with the fist?

adidas usa

And last but not least is my favorite of all the pictures I found because I’m pretty sure I sported this look for all of my elementary school years.

I have had a love affair with tube socks my entire life.

I have had a love affair with tube socks my entire life.

I miss my tube socks and track shorts….I think we should bring that look back.  I’d totally wear them both.

What was your favorite article of running clothing from back in the day?
Did you wear tube socks?