Thursday, March 18, 2010

Of oldies and Barbies...

I've been away from my blog as of late! Sorry about that. Lots to do, people to see, kids to oversee. Before I get to today's topic, here's a reminder that my Caption This contest is still going. You can still enter.

Right now I'm listening to Mick Jagger sing, "I can't get no sat-is-fac-tion." My googling reveals the song was released in 1965. I was 10 years old that year so I only vaguely remember hearing it. I was probably too busy playing with Barbie dolls, creating little stories and getting them into all sorts of mischief. I remember one time deciding my sister's Barbie needed a new hair style. Now this doll had long black hair, nothing wrong with that, but I thought she should go shorter. Who knows, maybe it was a hot day. So I got out the scissors and started cutting! It was going rather well, I thought, when suddenly I put down the scissors and stared at poor dark-haired Barbie. Oops. Her hair was indeed shorter, but unfortunately she now had a big bald spot on the back of her head. I tried to hide my handiwork (probably stuffed Barbie in a hamper or something), but when my sister found her she was livid. "Who did this to my doll?"

But back to Mick Jagger who can't get no satisfaction. Do you remember the song from years ago? Or did you first hear it later down the road as an "oldie"? Do you have any particular memories you associate with the song?

You can also share your Barbie stories here.

Oh, one more thing. For more of my musings on Barbie, you can read my essay on a new blog called, An Army of Ermas. Here is the link:

There are also lots of other funny essays by some very talented women writers. Check it out!


  1. I don't have any memories associated with the song but boy, do I remember giving barbie dolls haircuts. I was a slow learner - many dolls fell fate until I finally realized their hair wasn't going to grow back.

  2. Ah, a fellow haircutter! Yes, the hair doesn't grow back. I learned that, too. And it doesn't cut like human hair either. :)

  3. I have no Barbie stories. Which, all things considered, is probably for the best. (Give me a few years now that my little one has hit her Barbie phase, and I might have some.)

    As for Sir Mick.... I have no idea. First Stones hit I'm aware of knowing was "Paint It Black" because it was the theme song to a tv show called "Tour of Duty."

  4. I love Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones. I remember listening to that song on my first date. It was considered classic rock back then. Does that make it ancient rock now????