questionshaving severe nostalgia....help?

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I grew up in South America (moved there when I was like 8 cause my Dad took a job there) and they had these awesome bread stores with fresh baked bread. I spent like 2 hours trying to find one here, no luck. Ah nostalgia. I think it comes with my age, 27. Wondering how things could have gone differently in my life if I chose different paths.

Oh, and course...how could I forget:

Deftones - My Own Summer (thought I was the coolest kid in the world when I listened to this, lol)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8XVlAIm6O0

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there is a reason we have those type memories--to help us remember that life may seem hard at the time, it will always look better in the rearview mirror.

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I'm the same age, all those songs are also very nostalgic for me...

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Maybe there is something wrong with me, but I have never felt nostalgic. I always have the feeling that the best is yet to come for me, so dwelling on past memories seems unproductive. I have never felt there were "good old days" just a future of promise. Returning to revisit folks I knew in the distant past has no alure.

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you're just a kid if thsoe were your songs!

breakfast club, fast times at ridgemont high, Beverly hills cop, 16 candles are the movies that do it for me. Songs from those movies like Simple Minds' "don't you forget" do it too; other songs include "take on me" by A-ha, freestyle's "don't stop the rock", Whitesnake's "here I go", Phil Collins "no jacket required" album... Old comedy albums like Eddie Murphy "comedian" bring back memories. The original 21 jump street, A-team, and Miami Vice tv shows do it. Disneyland would probably do it, since I haven't been there since our senior grad night trip in 1988. I swear our 5+ hour bus trip there was the most fun I had in highschool... that ride was a nonstop party all the way there.

edit: I still have my high school varsity hooded sweatshirt and a black acid-wash denim jacket I wore all through grades 10-12. Damn, now I'm flashing back!

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@linuxtrance: Same era. I had so much nostalgia, I bought tickets to this last week!

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Oh, hey, you folks are just kiddies. I remember standing in line to see "Love Me Tender," the first movie starring that Elvis Presley kid. And I vividly remember starting high school with hootenannies (which sounds now like some awful disease). And then I remember those funny guys with the long hair and funny suits who visited the States in early 1964 and wanted to hold my hand. (True story: I was able to get into the news conference held by the fab four before their first American concert in Uline Arena in Washington, DC. Now two of the Beatles are gone, as in Uline Arena. And there's a new townhouse development on the land that my high school occupied for several generations.)

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Ah, I remember when I really used to be into nostalgia....those were the days, I tell you what!

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@kamikazeken: You've just made me feel very old. Class of '79 represent! I had to suffer through the tail end of Disco, Farrah hair & "fly backs" and bad polyester fashions. It pains me to be out shopping for clothes only to see some fashion nightmare from my high school closet hanging on a rack at Old Navy or New York & Co.
My husband & I still quote from "16 Candles," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Hollywood Knights," and "Top Gun." And we BOTH miss really good Saturday morning cartoons, "Magnum, P.I." and Top 40 radio before the invasion of auto-tuned music.

Weird thing is I remember my Dad telling me to enjoy High School (you couldn't pay me enough to relive those years) because I would miss the fun and simpler times when I got older. In a way, he was right. I do miss the friends & my youth and the time goofing off with my biggest worry was passing my Finals and wondering if my secret crush even knew I was alive.

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Nostalgia is not what it used to be.

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@lavikinga: Lmao, yeah styles always have a way of coming back to haunt ya. Also, styles always seem to come back around.

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Knight Rider, Airwolf, The Greatest American Hero & Johnny Carson. Ah, the good days of television, before reality tv took over.

The Breakfast Club & Poltergeist.

Curious George ;)

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the johnny carson comment reminded me of the days when dave letterman actually was funny! (the 80's when he was after carson)