Monday, September 29, 2008

The Wait is Over!!!

Ok, now that I have your attention, sorry for misleading you all. The wait I am talking about here is the long wait fans had to endure until our beloved Milwaukee Brewers made it to the post season for playoffs. Sunday they clinched a wild card berth and it's the first time they will play in the post season since 1982. Just to remind how you long ago that was, here are some things that were happening in 1982:

Cost of Living:
Average Cost of new house $82,200.00
Average Income per year $21,050.00
Average Monthly Rent $320.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 91 cents
New Car Average price $7,983.00
US Postage Stamp 20 cents

The First Issue of USA Today is published
Disney Futuristic Park EPCOT ( Experimental Community Of Tomorrow )is opened
Tylenol capsules laced with potassium cyanide kill 7 in Chicago
Doctors performed the first implant of a permanent artificial heart designed by Robert Jarvik
Work begins on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC
Michael Jackson releases Thriller

Popular Films:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Rocky III,
On Golden Pond
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Chariots of Fire

Popular Music:
Human League with " Don't You Want Me "
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder with " Ebony and Ivory "
Olivia Newton-John
Steve Miller band With " Abracadabra "
Survivor with " Eye of The Tiger "
Chicago with " Hard to Say I'm Sorry "
Lionel Richie
Michael Jackson

Popular TV Shows:
Magnum, P.I.
Falcon Crest
Hill Street Blues
Knight Rider

Things sure have changed in the last 26 years. With all the bad news we seem to be hearing lately, it's nice to have this one bright spot to look forward too. And by the way, I am fortunate enough to be heading to the first ever playoff game at Miller Park!!!!!! Go BREWERS!!!