84 was truly the year of possibility in my life. Truth is every year is that year. We just don't believe it.
I will never forget October 23, 1984. I was 19 and a college sophomore. I had kept my eye on this cute brunette girl in my English class all semester. Bouncy, friendly, nice. We were cordial, not really friends. On October 23, 1984 I finally worked up the nerve to ask her out. Today was going to be the day. I walked over to her after class and said "Hi Judy, I..." She quickly responded "hey, congratulate me, I just got engaged!" and she showed me her ring.
I smiled and congratulated her and walked out of the classroom without another word. Drove home in my '75 Pontiac Grand Prix (I still miss that car) thinking about what a loser I was. Remember it like today.
I have a lot of stories like this. Ask me about May 7, 1985 sometime. Also November 22, 1991.