Thursday, November 17, 2016

You'll want me for your Valentine





As a kid growing up in a teeny-tiny town (where surfing was impossible--no one surfs on Lake Ontario, and if you try surfing on the Niagara River, the chances are you'll go over the falls), one of my favorite shows was Gidget. 

(If you are under fifty, you might want to stop reading now.)

Gidget starred Sally Field before she was The Flying Nun, which was long before she was considered a serious actress.
And that was way before she started doing commercials for osteoporosis meds.  The show aired in the mid-1960s and was a typical "beach-blanket" style program. (Remember those movies with Frankie and Annette? They were AWESOME!) 

Anyway, I was quite especially in love with the opening of the show where Sally makes all these cute faces. I can remember practicing my cute faces in the mirror JUST IN CASE I WAS EVER IN MY OWN TV SHOW--WHICH I AM STILL WAITING FOR, PEOPLE!! 

Fast forward fifty years, and I finally have my chance! My new school has a computer log-in system that's tied to software that identifies predators. So every morning when I log in, I pretend that I am Gidget and I make a different face. I have been told that these photos are monitored, and I want to believe in my heart that there is some little guy in Des Moines, looking at my photos and saying, "We need to get this woman her own show!!" And my fabulosity will be known throughout the land. 

So while in my mind, I look like this...


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When in reality, I look like this:

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12 comments:

andi filante said...

Da-dada-dada Inspector Gidget! =D

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

That photo makes me feel excited that you are going to go snoop around Boo Radley's house again.

Cassie Bustamante said...

love the hat and glasses! you are cuter!

Andrea said...

You know we'll all tune in if you produce your own weekly show...or at least the intro to one!

Coastal Farmgirl said...

ohhhh Moondoggie! I love you sooooo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That picture of you is worth getting your own show!

Kathleen George said...

I loved watching the beach movies and Gidget ( love Sally Field ). Yes, Inspector Gidget!
Kathleen in Az

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I wonder why I don't remember watching that show, even though I'm sure I did.
I hate those monitor thingies. My sister has those at her school, and they also print out your picture on a guest badge and you have to wear your hideous picture on your chest.

Bliss said...

i don't remember watching much Gidget either, must if been on opposite stuff like Man From U.N.C.L.E., Combat, or F Troop.

Marie Blackburn said...

Oh my gosh, thanks for the laughs this morning and the trip down memory lane. Gidget was where it was at during my tween days then it moved to Mary Tyler Moore and her awesome apartment in my late teens/early adulthood. Oh, those were the good ole days!

Feral Turtle said...

Haha! Cute post Kirby. I would say you are one good looking Gidget predator....just saying

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Gosh I loved all her shows..but if you become rich and famous and your win an academy award never say "you like me, you really, really like me". Wishing you fame and you never know.

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