May 23, 2008

What Ever Happened To The F Dudes

The other day Melanie and Jessica came over. The day was damp and cold; to the point it chilled me to the bone. We let the kids run the house while we sat down and chatted for hours over few good cups of hot herbal tea. Three sisters talking and the chat got down right funny. One of the topics that came up was Jr. High, the 80’s era there was a group called “F”dudes and “F”chicks. So one may ask what in the world is a F dude of where the urban slang word came from? I don’t know but, basically it was a male or female who smoked in the bathroom and tough looking, they wore exceedingly tight pants, a lot of black, girls wore big hair and lots of make up and boys had mullets or long hair, oh and listened to Butt rock (is the any Heavy Metal music from the eighties that is so horrible that it is both hysterical and pretty rad at the same time). One good way to tell if a band is "Butt Rock" is if during their music video, the drummer blows a kiss to the screen while drumming. Motley Crue , Def Leppard, Poison, Guns and Roses are the best examples of butt rock. You really want to know about the greatness of butt rock? Download the song "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard. If you click on my title above What ever happened to F dudes, it will link you to a music video.
As we reminisced, I shared how much fun it was to go to a Def Leppard concert last year with Stephen. My sisters asked what kind of people were at the concert. “Every day people like you and me.” I got stuck in thought and began to wonder… what ever did happened to the F dudes? I finally came to the conclusion that they are the guys who drive a those extremely big trucks, display a 'no fear' sticker in their truck, and feels strongly about driving a Ford or a Chevy, still sport a mullet.

These pictures are not every day photos of me and my husband. Never judge a book by it's cover, we dressed up for a Halloween party hosted by Jason and Jessica in 2006. Stephen looks like a pretty convincing F dude, the guys in the office would never recognize him.