Friday, September 08, 2006

The fabulous '80s.


I know alot of you have probably seen this list (or one similar!), but sister emailed this one yesterday, and let's just say it brought back MANY memories! I was a little girl in the '80s, and a teenager in the 90s- so this really hit home! I made little comments of my own in the ( ).... I'm sure many of you can relate, too!!

You Know You Grew Up In The 80's if
1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE (loved to do this in Jr. high!)
2. You watched the Pound Puppies (YES- and only owned like FOUR- complete with personalized name tags)
3. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton (Umm. every. single.word)
4. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
5. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls (YES! and the one that blew a "scented kiss)
6. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom
7. Two words: Hammer Pants
8. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock" (Yes, and remember all the words)
9. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and spokey-dokes or for that incredible sound effect (even worse... spokey dokes on a flourescent bike.sigh.)
10. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!) (again, every word.)
11. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
12. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head. (Only, like, all the time!)
13. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen..and still know the turtles names.
14. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side (yes- head hanging in shame)
15. You played the game "MASH"(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House) (Can we say CONSTANTLY in JR. high!)
16. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it. (oh, boy- YES!)
17. L.A. Gear....need I say more?
18. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. ..She'sTruly Outrageous. (even worse, had a JEM doll and thought her pink hair was the coolest thing ever!)
19. You remember reading" Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and all TheRamona books. (Loved 'em, still have 'em)
20. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
21. You wanted to be a Goonie. (only saw the movie, 5, 084 times!)
22. You ever wore fluorescent clothing.
23. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nosefell off and his cheeks shifted.
24. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
25. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard. (lunch boxes, yes, Garbage Pail kids were banned at our home- my mom forbade us to partake in that and for GOOD reason!)
26. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
27. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence
28. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts. (My jr. high crush had the coolest one- )
29. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band. (UMMMM... LOVED Barbie and the Rockers- had the tape, too, remember the song, loved her purple eyeshadow and hot pink sparkle tights, the interchangeable belts, and... I STILL HAVE HER!!)
30. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.
31. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (only about 20 pairs!)
32. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know youare, but what am I?" (I was NOT allowed to watch Pee-Wee)
33. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
34. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. (Oh MAN- we had so many birthday parties at the skating rink)
35. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide (yeah, like the time I bruised my stinkin' ribs on one!)
36. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds (ahem.. John Russell ??!!)
37. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
38. Don't worry, be happy (Jr. high!!)
39. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks (Oh, my lovely hot pink high top Reeboks- I am so happy thou art out of style!)
40. You wore socks scrunched down (Loved 'em)
41. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that
42. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!" (YES!)
43 You remember watching Rainbow Bright and & My Little Pony Tales (every Saturday)
44. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot. (Loved Doogie)
45. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac. (Favorite show in 5th grade)
46. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don'teven flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB" (Remember--- what about bordered on obsession?)
47. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class. (Zach, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Screech, Lisa.... need I go on?)
48. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART. (Guilty)
49. You just sang those words to yourself. (Guilty, again)
50. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
51. Homemade Levi shorts
52. You still sing "We are the World"
53. You tight rolled your jeans (In Jr. High.... All.the.time)
54. You owned a bannana clip. (unfortunately)
55. You remember "Where's the Beef?" (Uh... even had a Shirt with the words in glitter on the front.)
56. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
57 You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
58. You're still singing "Shot Through the Heart" in your head, aren't you!

Happy FRIDAY and
Much Love,

14 comments:

magsmommy said...

Jennifer,

Thanks for the memories. I will now be singing "Shot Through The Heart" for the next week.

Paula said...

I could relate with ALL 58!! 80's and 90's ROCK!!

Christine said...

Yup, that's me all over. And I lived in NJ, where they STILL have big hair!!

Susan P. said...

Oh my gosh, that brings back a memory. My baby sister (18 years younger than me) and her best friend went with us to the beach one summer. I am not kidding when I say that every, and I mean EVERY sentence that came out of their mouths ended in SIKE. I also need to mention every time they said it they would start laughing hysterically, and I mean EVERY TIME! LOL I was ready to put a muzzle on both of them!! Hadn't thought about that in years:)

Amy said...

Hilarious!! That was so fun, and brought back SO many funny memories!!

Big Mama said...

I believed that MASH could predict my future with complete accuracy.

I am sad to say how many of these I totally remember.

Wendy said...

I love #39. What was up with all those socks?

This brought back memories.

Angie said...

Oh, I can totally relate to the WHOLE.ENTIRE.LIST! Thanks for bringing back the memories!

Michelle said...

Everytime I see this list I have to read the whole thing again and I always get the giggles :)

Jenny said...

Jennifer, I thought I was all alone in my love for things 80's. I wish there was a tv station with just 80's and some 90's stuff. Do you remember Family Ties? "Alex Keaton...he's so cute!" Anyway, I could wax nostalgic forever. When my nest is empty in 30 years, I'll curl up and watch DVDs of all my 80's and early 90's faves. Don't you just love Cosby!

Zach said...

What's wierd is that I wasn't alive in the 80's but can relate to some that =]

Leslie said...

I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who tried to start her own babysitters' club AND a goonies' club!

I thought the title of Bon Jovi's song was "You Give Love a Bad Name." It begins with "shot through the heart" but that's not the name of the song. Am I wrong? Come on girls let's get this right! I had that cassette tape and drove my grandparents crazy listening to it constantly on a trip that year. That one, and Huey Lewis and the News!

I hear some of our styles are coming back, too. I WAS "Punky Brewster" and wore many pairs of brightly colored socks AND three different colored sets of shoelaces in my shoes!

Still have my Pound Puppy and Cabage Patch dolls, too.

I can't wait till we all start tight rolling our jeans again!
SIKE!

Sandy T. said...

And if my hair didn't do right in the morning... I knew it was going to be a bad day! Loved Fraggle Rock and The Smurfs (my nickname used to be Smurfette)! So funny - I tight rolled (we called it "pegged") my pants last week to remind someone of what that was! Barbie and the Rockers - Rocking out with Totally and the crew - And the crew - Dana, Dee Dee, Derek and Dina too! We're Barbie and the Rockers!!!!! How do I say - I still remember those words like it was yesterday.... Those were the days! Thanks for the stroll in memory lane!

Andrea said...

Ok, yes, all of these, but what is the "Care Bear stare"?

You have such a cute blog, and I saw you like "To Kill A Mockingbird", I recently re-read that along with the new biography of Harper Lee called "Mockingbird" and I loved it all over again!!