Friday, November 1, 2013

Sweatin’ to the 80’s…


Introducing “Ronald Simmons”!!!

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Yesterday, the teachers at school were charged with dressing in their best 80’s attire. The first person that came to mind was Richard Simmons, the 80's icon of aerobic exercise.


Well, needless to say, I ran with it. I ran to American Apparel and purchased a white tank, short shorts, tube socks, a headband, and wristbands. The wig has had many reincarnations. Then I went to work bedazzling the white tank in glittery stones. The bedazzled tanks were made famous by Richard himself.


The costume was a hit. Even though most of the students did not know who Richard Simmons is, the parents certainly loved it.


I worked the 1 lb. dumbbells.

Isn’t it funny that we, the children of the 80’s, are now dressing in the same clothes that we once donned. Who would have ever thought that the 80’s would be so long ago. WOW!



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Richard & Slash!!! Who would have thought that they would have hung out together?

richard and slash

J & I are awaiting trick or treaters this evening.




Sweatin’ as Richard, y’all!!!


  1. Too funny! Yes, I remember Richard Simmons well. I bet you felt SO weird wearing those clothes. Ha Ha Ha! I'm sure he would approve. You captured him perfectly!

  2. I love this! I remember working it to Richard as a toddler with my Mom. Your school seems so fun with all the activities they do. Glad your Halloween was wonderful

  3. Wait! No leg warmers?
    Richard Simmons is such a kind individual. I loved watching the way he interacted with people who were hurting. A loving soul, indeed.
    You could be related! Except that you have better taste! I heard he decorates with stuffed animals! To each their own!



  4. What a laugh! It looks like the trick-or-treaters that came to your house were treated well!

  5. So awesome !!! Love how you get into the spirit and I am sure your students love it too !! Great when teachers have fun like that, shows y'all enjoy your work !!

  6. This is the cutest thing ever. LOVE!!

  7. As a second grade teacher who just survived Halloween week at school, I SO SO SO needed the laugh that I just got from seeing this post! That was hysterical! LOVE it!

  8. Too, TOO much... Absolutely hysterical... Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Ron, I laughed so hard seeing this! One of the things I love about you is that you know how to enjoy life.

  10. I'm just seeing this, Ron! I'm with Sherry--I had a belly laugh over this. Your motto is definitely "joie de vivre"! xoxo

  11. You are fabulous! You look soooooo much "hotter" than Richard! I am guessing that the wig once played Elvis.

  12. Love it Ron!!! You are always such a good sport and I bet the students love you!

  13. OMG- Were you Sweating FOR the oldies? lol Too, too funny! xo Diana


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