Where were you in 1987? College? Preschool? Retired? Not even born? No matter what your place in 1987, I'm willing to bet that you are familiar with the movie Dirty Dancing. Amazingly, the classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Though I'm not a really big movie fan, Dirty Dancing was one of the few movies that I saw more than once in the big downtown movie theater while I was in college.
Putting 1987 in perspective, Baby and Johnny practiced the jump a year after Maverick flew with Goose. It was also the year after Buzz landed on Andy's bed, but Harry hadn't met Sally yet. And while Darth Vader had already announced he was Luke Skywalker's father, Anakin wasn't yet a slave on Tatooine (how's that for confusing?). Marty had flown Doc's Delorean back in time, but Indiana Jones had yet to go on his "Last Crusade".
25 years ago I, along with my Dance Mom friends, would most likely not have been as interested in lower calorie ice cream. However, as I was saying, over the years things change. 25 years ago ice cream was more of a high calorie treat (for example a certain flavor of ice cream honoring the Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia began selling in 1987), today though, lower calorie options have become more of a necessity for this dance mom, and these fabulous Slimited Editions are fitting the bill.
As luck would have it, the quickly melting cones were also a hit with the dance girls and they hadn't a clue, nor did they care that these fabulous treats were lower in calories.
Not as easy as we would have thought, Leah and Vanners were dumped head first into the water more than once as first one person, then up to four girls attempted to have them flying overhead. As graceful as these girls are on the stage, their lift wasn't quite the Spotlight Diamond score. Technique, however, is hard to turn your back on once its in your blood, and toes were pointed, arms graceful and smiles big, even as these talented girls plunged head first into the water.
Thanks to Skinny Cow for making our Dance Mom Extravaganza a memorable one and for making me one of the most popular dance moms in the desert as I passed out cone after cone after cone.
Happy National Ice Cream Month!!!
As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a stipend, DVD, and coupons for free Skinny Cow® product.