Thursday, September 27, 2007

Flashback to 1976...Plus some other rambling thoughts

I usually don't get too excited about new television shows (I only have limited time to watch television for myself, so my excitement is usually reserved for "regulars" that I've somehow gotten attached to. I.e.: "Heroes" and "Lost." Other than those few shows, I pretty much use my television exclusively for sports or for the girls to watch the culture-ruling Disney Channel). I did decide, though, that I wanted to give the newly-updated "Bionic Woman" a chance. I tuned in last night and actually enjoyed it (although I doubt if it will be a "must see" tv event for me every week).

If you are a child of the 70s like me (I was born in 68, so most of my childhood was spent in the 70s) then you can probably guess why I wanted to watch "The Bionic Woman."

Yes, I was having flashbacks to the days when I owned this...


I LOVED my Bionic Woman doll!!! She was bigger than my Barbie dolls, so she could pretty much lord over them Amazon-style. She had the really cool flap on her arm that revealed the robotics underneath. And I pretty much played with her non-stop for several years! (I also pretended that I was Bionic Woman--when I wasn't a Charlies Angel or Wonder Woman--at recess many, many times!)

So...it was nice to have a little flashback to the 70s. (And I even tried to explain to Delaney last night how the "real" Bionic Woman used to use her super-powers; how it would go in slow motion when she would get ready to jump up really high, or how the camera would focus in on her ear and the funky sound would start beeping when she was using her super hearing; I guess that my reminisces didn't quite match up to the super-special-effects of this new, 2007 version!).

Did any of you love Bionic Woman too?

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And a few other random thoughts this morning...

~ I am updating my Blog Roll. Gary showed me last night how Blogger has a new template that makes adding things to your blog SO much easier than ever before. My blog roll had been wiped out somehow in the past, but the new template makes it super easy to update. So, I'm trying to get all my new Blog Friends on my list. If you don't see your name, be patient because I have a LONG list to get through!!

~ I killed my cell phone AGAIN!! I am the world's worst when it comes to cell phones. I've lost them, misplaced them, and drowned them in the past and now my newest one has succumbed to my kiling spree.

~ Homecoming Week for our high school has been SO much fun!!!! McKenna--who has a ton of school spirit and just loves getting involved with anything and everything--has dressed up everyday in their Spirit Week costumes and even attempted to go "rolling"the other night. (You should go read Gary's version of it on his Wednesday post. SO funny!!). I have been taking pictures all week to document all the festivities and will share with you tomorrow sometime!

Hope you all have a GREAT Thursday!!!!!!

33 comments:

patti_cake said...

I was born in '66 so i'm a child of the 70's too and I loved the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man. I can "hear" the sound hen she used her bionic hearing LOL

Renee said...

Ooh, I had her too and the Six Million Dollar Man! I loved those things.

Stacy said...

i loved it it was so cool to see that on tv i did not know they were remaking it at all but very cool

Gin said...

I loved Bionic Woman too, although I was a little bit older than you when it was on. ha! Homecoming stuff sounds fun.

icanseeclearlynow said...

'66 baby here on board also. amazing what trigger words can do. when i first read this post the bionic ear noise started going off in my ear. i've loved lindsay wagner ever since that show.

:)

icanseeclearlynow said...

btw, can you give us more info about those templates. or email me?

thanks!

Cheryl Wray said...

Patti--I loved both of those shows!! I may have to get a DVD now to show my girls what the "original" was like! lol

Renee--They were great!!

Stacy--It was really pretty good!!

Gin--They are having SO much fun with homecoming!!

Icansee--Isn't that too funny how a memory can just flood back to you? :-)

Cheryl Wray said...

Icansee--I will email you about it!! I will probablyhave to get the details from my husband first, who set it up for me.

Rhonda G. said...

hey...don't forget about the Mrs. Beasley doll!!!

Try a banana flavor icee...it is one of my favorites!

Good luck with homecoming!

Ryan said...

I have seen some previews of the new Bionic Woman. I truly missed the na-na-na-na-naaaaa sounds when the bionics were used. I must find the old ones on DVD. I really think my kids would get a kick out of them.

Jeff said...

I had the Six Million Dollar Man action figure. He would kick GI Joe's butt a lot.

I haven't seen the new update yet. It's on the DVR, along with the Dancing with the Stars results show. I think that's all weekened viewing becuase tonight is Ugly Betty and CSI.

Nina Diane said...

I loved the Bionic Woman last night but I'm like you, I already have so many shows that I am commited to. Let's see...there's Lost, Heroes, The Office, Friday Night Lights (now coming on Friday nights @ 9:00) Earl...but I will watch the Bionic Woman when I can.

Adrienne said...

I watched last night and it was really good! What in the WORLD did you do to your cell phone!!?!? LOL

Mississippi Songbird said...

I watched The bionic Woman were week.. Jamie Somers was my Hero!
She was a good attress too. I wonder why we never saw Lindsey Wagner in movies..
I know she is the Sleep Number Bed spokeswoman, but still..lol

scrappermimi said...

I am a Bionic Woman fan too so I had to catch it. Not quite what I thought is would be but I so think we need the ear sounds, hee hee! I definitely watch again.

Cheryl Wray said...

Rhonda--Not a big bananna flavor fan,but Delaney would LOVE it(she loves banana popsicles more than anything!)

Ryan--I've been thinking the same thing.Find DVDs and force the girls to watch them! lol

Jeff--I think you'll like the show. Sounds like a fun tv weekend.

Nina--I find it hard towatch too many shows, but I did think it was pretty good.

Adrienne--I DON't KNOW!!! It got drowned--and I'm thinking that Sydneyis the likely culprit!!

Songbird--Yep, that's all you see Lindsay W. on now.Those crazy sleep bed number commercials! :-)

Mimi--Isn't it funny how we all remember the ear sounds? lol

Kelly said...

Hey Kris! Ha ha it's Sabrina here. I had a Bionic Woman doll, too. I loved that show as well as "Wonder Woman" (you have to sing it when you say it and move your wrists as if your deflecting bullets!)

Oh the good ole days.

Susie said...

My daughter used to love this show and had a Farah Fawcett doll.
Homecoming week was last week here.
Lots of fun activities :)

Renee said...

I loved the bionic woman, but I never had the doll. I probably need one of those even now.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh, how much fun was it to grow up in the 70's? I'm a '66 girl, so the 70's were my time too. I was a faithful watcher of The Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man. I always thought he was so handsome. Although, right now, his name escapes me...lol. I remember watching that EVERYDAY when I got home from school. (what next? Being able to talk on the phone while you drive? LOL)

Ms.L said...

I was born in 73 so I missed out on her(I was too young I think,ha that's the LAST time I'll be able to say that;p) BUT I think she's pretty awesome all the same;)
Thank you for your advice and thoughts on my blog. I really appreciate it!

She-Ra said...

I'm a regular serial watch and sunglass killer myself!

She-Ra said...

Oh and while I don't remember the Bionic Woman per se, I did recently get Greatest American Hero from Blockbuster so I could make my son watch it. I loved that show! (I think I'm a couple years younger - I'm a 72 baby)

Kari said...

Bionic Woman? Yeah, yeah, she was okay. Loved watching the show, still perk up when I hear the special effects...but the Bionic MAN! Wah,wah,wah! What a hottie! I'm all hot and bothered just thinking about him! lol

Cheryl Wray said...

Kelly--Oh my gosh!!! You don't know often I think of our days playing like Charlie's Angels. You were an AWESOME Sabrina!!! I'm having major flashbacks from your comment. LOVE it!!!!

Susie--Yep, Farrah Fawcett too. I played Charlie's Angels even more then BionicWoman!! lol

Reneee-The doll was GREAT!!

Dawn--Lee Majors, of course!!!! :-)b

Cheryl Wray said...

Ms. L--You're just a baby!! Born in the 70s!!! ha!!

She-ra--Yes, I kill sunglasses reallywell too!! And, omg, I LOVED "Greatest American Hero." I've seen that it's on DVDand have actually seriously considered getting it. Too fun!!

Kari--Between you and Dawn drooling over Lee Majors, I'm gonna have a drool fest on my hands here!!!

Phats said...

Hello Cheryl
Who is your daughter rooting for Saturday Purdue or ND?! :)

Homecoming here as well, I literally camped out on my roof with my hose the night before the powderpuff game here, that is when the kids go "rolling" here. and they don't reserve it for kids but teachers as well. Last year the school got it good by the senior girls. I loved homecoming when I was in HS, but as a teacher I hate it haha. BTW I have dressed up every day, and gave extra credit to any kid who did.

TK Angels said...

Well- I was born in 56-but I still watched the Bionic Woman :)

I just loved her and the Bionic Man-I may have to check this program out :)

Take care,
Love,
Terri

TK Angels said...

Well- I was born in 56-but I still watched the Bionic Woman :)

I just loved her and the Bionic Man-I may have to check this program out :)

Take care,
Love,
Terri

Kimberly said...

Since I was born in 1976(ha ha) I don't remember anything about that time. But I have heard my sister and brother talk about that show. Have a groovy day!

angel said...

i remember the million dollar man- it was dubbed into afrikaans when i was a child and called "man van staal" (man of steel). we never saw bionic woman...
wonderwoman was always a favourite of mine...

Dawn Bibbs said...

Cheryl, his name (Lee Majors) just came to me...meanwhile, back at the ranch....

And I also thought of another show I use to love to watch when I got home from school. Remember Space Giants??? Gotta love those Lugo men, who melted into mush when shot with a noisy laser gun :-).

Have a great weekend.

Deborah and Sally said...

I've never seen it !