Suit Up Sunday: Chad Allen

Next up in my 80’s flashback series of Suit Up Sunday, is teen heartthrob Chad Allen. True confession time: I had so many pictures of this guy hanging on my bedroom wall. Seriously. If he was in Tiger Beat or whatever magazine for tweens was on the shelf, I had to have it. Sigh. I had such a crush on him!

It all started wen I first saw Chad on the TV show “Our House”. See, my mom had watched Days of Our Lives for years with Deidre Hall. Well, when mom found out Deidre was going to be on a new show, we had to watch it.

And so began my teenage crush!

Chad was on several other shows over the years (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman comes to mind…Cowboy!Chad…YES PLEASE!)

It didn’t hurt at all that Chad just happens to be my age! We sort of grew up together in a way.

And boy howdy did he ever grow up nicely!

These days, Chad Allen is out as a gay man and plays many gay roles. He even played a gay character on General Hospital: Night Shift (and some of you know how much I love me some GH!).

So who was your tweenage crush? Which Tiger Beat pictures did you carefully tear out and tape to your bedroom wall?

Come on….you can tell me. 🙂

Suit Up Sunday: Breakfast Club

In this week’s 80’s flashback episode of Suit Up Sunday, I’m featuring the boys from the Breakfast Club. Oh the days of John Hughes movies…and this one is still one of my favorites *gulp* almost 30 years later. So let’s have a look at the Breakfast Club boys then and now.

First up, Emilio Estevez as the popular jock, Andrew. You know, you have to love to hate him in some ways. But I guess that’s how it works in these kinds of movies, huh?

I had to chuckle looking back at the pictures though. Hoodies were even in style in the 80’s. He he he. (Ahem…it makes me think of Stiles….and Teen Wolf…and Sterek…but I digress…)

So these days, Emilio looks more like this: 

Moving on, we’ve got to talk about the 80’s favorite Geek, Anthony Michael Hall. I think every girl from the 80’s has a soft spot in their heart for AMH. I mean, Sixteen Candles and Weird Science…classics! But my favorite of his performances was as Brian in The Breakfast Club.

His narration of the letter at the end….serious love on my part.

So where is he now?
Yeah…somebody isn’t a geek any more!!!!

And finally….last but certainly not least….

John Bender, played by Judd Nelson. Man, I never wanted to give a guy an earring so bad in my life…..yeah, those of you who’ve seen the movie know exactly what I mean by that, doncha? he he he

So the resident bad boy grew up too.

So there they are. The boys of the Breakfast Club, then and now.


I think I’m going to have to watch the movie again, how about you?

So what was your favorite 80’s movie??

And I’ll leave you with this, the iconic dance scene in the movie.

Suit Up Sunday: Jon Bon Jovi

For this month’s Suit Up Sunday posts, I’m doing an 80’s flashback month! I was a tween in the 80’s (way to date yourself there self…) and love going back and remembering the things that had me squeeing all over the place. Throughout August, I’ll be sharing which 80’s stars were plastered in posters all over my bedroom walls!

The first…whoa. Jon Bon Jovi.

Yeah. I think it was a combination of the hair and the cheekbones. Okay, who am I kidding. It was totally the hair. Tween Me didn’t know anything about cheekbones.

And his voice….yeah. Slippery When Wet was one of the first albums I ever owned. I played it over and over and over and…you get the point.

Best part about JBJ? He’s aged *really* well.

Like…yeah. How did he do that exactly? He should bottle it.


There aren’t a lot of 80’s musicians I still listen to regularly, but Bon Jovi is definitely one of them.

It’s not *all* because I like to look at Jon and listen to his voice…but yeah, that’s a lot of it.

And just to keep things all “legal-like”, here he is in a suit.

Yeah. He’s awesome.

So tell me, who did you have plastered all over your walls when you were a tween? Come on. Tell your Poppy. I need to know these things! 

And as a bonus, here’s one of those Bon Jovi songs I always crank up and sing at the top of my lungs. In fact, you should probably be thankful that you aren’t at my house right now…cause I’m totally singing right now!