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@paula27661 (15898)
Australia
April 28, 2010 11:25pm CST
I heard a review the other day of the movie Hot Tub Machine and I am looking forward to seeing it. For those who have not seen it, the movie depicts three pals joined by one of the men’s nephew. The friends reminisce about their fun filled life back in the eighties as their lives are less than satisfying for them in the present. They go back to a ski resort that was once a fun filled place, although I suspect a lot of the memories were probably mythologized and the place is now old and dilapidated. They all spend one night in a hot tub and that is when they are all apparently transported back to 1986. Of course I remember the eighties well and yes the clothes were pretty bad and so were the hair styles, mine was anyway! It is not a time I particularly would want to go back to. I would rather go back to my school days and apply myself so much more. I would like to have the knowledge and wisdom I have now to deal with the insecurities and heartbreaks of my teen years. I wish I could do it again… Have you ever felt like that? If you could go back to a particular time which one would it be?
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 10
As some wit said, nostalgia isn't what it used to be. I'm as sentimental as the best of them but there are some things in the past that I don't care for too much. It takes me years to regret what I would have achieved now if I have planted the right seeds and planned my future. But being young then, I felt there was still a long way to go. Yes, I truly enjoyed my college days where I was finally given the passport to embrace a world of my own. I liked this phase of my life where I found freedom to be with my friends staying in the college hostels and having the nights out with the girls without parental control. I could have taken better control of the opportunities in my studies if I am to be placed in that period now. It is great to walk down memory lane and think of the good old days.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
29 Apr 10
It is isn't it? It would be good to re-do some things but I suppose that would defeat the purpose of learning from mistakes. I would like to have applied myself more to my studies too but it is what it is...Never too late to learn something new I say...Thanks for being here zandi, always love to hear from you.
@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I had about the same hair style then - but I was thinner Don't know when I would want to go back to...
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
30 Apr 10
I had that awful Farrah Fawcett 'flick' thing going in the seventies...It was not great but I would still like to go back and sort out my studies. I so wish I had done more back then...Thanks for stopping by Elic!
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@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
30 Apr 10
I guess if I went anywhere, I would want to go back and stop myself from being sick all the time - tell my mom to get me to an allergist at 12 instead of 22
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@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
30 Apr 10
actually, that Farrah Fawcett thing wasn't that bad, just not for most of the people wearing it I looked at it and said "too much work" and took a pass
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 10
Hm, maybe my year in Germany...
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
30 Apr 10
Sounds like it was a special time for you. I travelled during the eighties too and it was good but the sad thing is that it was with my ex so I definitely will not be going back there! Thanks dawn!
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 10
A year in college in Heidelberg. I wasn't totally on my own as the university took care of my room and my tuition, but it's the closest I've ever really been to being on my own.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
6 May 10
I want to see that movie too! I loved the 80's. That was my decade, I graduated high school, hung out with my friends, turned 18, got married, and the best music is from the 80's! I don't know if I would travel back in time to there again or not. I think things happen for a reason and I don't think I would try to change anything. But on the other hand it might be fun to live through some of that great stuff again! Between 1984 and 1988 were the best years of that decade for me! Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
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• United States
13 May 10
I loved the 80s too! I would love to go back and relive some things.
• China
30 Apr 10
of course i like that very much.it is a pity that it have been just memories. looking back on the sevens,it can make me be happy to cry.so i hope i would go back to 1994.and now i feel my life is complex.i had a headache.i wish there were just only me in a big empty space.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
1 May 10
It is only natural to want to go back to a happier time, but remember that we are where we are for a reason so try to look at the good things in your life. I hope your outlook improves...I sometimes wish I could escape too. Thank you for being a part of my discussion qujing1710, I appreciate it.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Apr 10
I was actually invited by a friend to go and see this film the other night,but I could not go as my wife is away in Thailand and I am looking after the kids, pets, business etc here. I had never heard of the film until he mentioned it and this is only the second time that I have heard mention of it. It seems like a funny movie from the comments that I have read here and from my friends report of the film. I would go back to the 1980's, which were my teen years and undo some of the mistakes that I made due to my insecurities and wanting to fit in with the cool crowd. Little did I understand at the time just how those choices would affect me for many years to come. I won't get into too many details about it now, but I left school suddenly at 15, when I had originally planned to at least do another year. I wish now that I had kept going with schooling and chosen a different career path.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
30 Apr 10
I am the same. I regret leaving school when I did and not pursuing my love of writing then. I would love to know what I would have been able to achieve if I had put my mind to it...It was late seventies...I guess we are now where we are supposed to be and the way my life is now is pretty good. Thanks for responding RawBill!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 10
No I don't think so because I think everything happened for a reason I mean I could say I would want to go back and not marry the Man I did, but then I would not have my 2 Children, and well I guess everything that I have been through in my whole Life happened for a reason
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
30 Apr 10
Yes I do agree with you because it has been through difficult times when I learnt the most valuable lessons. I would have loved to have worked harder at school and would love to see me try! It is all fantasy and I know we are all were we are destined to be. You make a good point, thanks for joining my discussion gabs!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
29 Apr 10
Hi paula, I remember when 'hot tubs' were very popular. However, my favourite memories go way back to the late fifties, and early sixties. Now, as far as I'm concerned, I was lucky to be in my late teens and early twenties during that period. I was never a great lover of school days, except sport's day, but my years directly after leaving school were definately the best. The difficult years began after I married, at almost thirty.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
30 Apr 10
It would be good to go back to a certain time of our choosing and come back here instead of going further. There are times during the eighties I would not like to live again, that's for sure. I appreciate your response mike, thanks!
@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
29 Apr 10
It is no where near being ready to go on DVD, but I have it in my Netflix queue, so that whenever it is released, I'll be able to watch it. I wasn't alive during the 1950s, but I would love to go back then and see what it was like for myself. There are several things that happened in the United States back then that I would love to change, but even if I couldn't I'd like to go check it out. As for my own life, I'd like to go back to my junior high days and tell myself then that things would get better.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
29 Apr 10
I will be seeing it soon. I would like to go back to my school days and give myself the confidence I lacked back then. I wasn't around in the fifties either and I agree it would be fascinating to go back and take a peek...Thanks for stopping by pam, appreciate it.
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
29 Apr 10
ha ha that is a very good idea for the time machine.. i will wathc that movie in may or june
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
29 Apr 10
I haven't seen it yet but it sounds good so I am planning to go. I like the idea of returning to another time, only if I could come back of course! My life is not too bad right now but I wouldn't mind making a few changes way back... Thanks qamarep!
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
I'd go back to highschool again and relive it. It's one of the best parts of my life. That's the point where we start to become who we ought to be in the future so i wanna do it right. Thing is, i slacked off during highschool so i wanna have a second chance to go through it again.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
29 Apr 10
That is exactly how I feel! I wish I could do my high school years all over again knowing what I know now; I don't mean intellectual knowledge as such but emotional wisdom so I could appreciate the time and apply myself to the work. Thanks so much for the response frontvisions101!