Wednesday, August 30, 2006

In Honor of My Childhood

Have you seen the clothes for the fall yet? The 80’s have returned. In honor of my childhood in the 80’s, I have to post this list. Good grief! I can relate to almost all of them! Even if you don’t have time to read them all, read just a couple & boy will memories come flooding back!
(I highlighted the ones applicable to me.)

You Know You Grew Up In The 80's or Early 90's If:
1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom
8. Two words: Hammer Pants
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"
10. You had plastic streamers on your handlebars... and spokey-dokes or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)
12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen, and still know the turtles’ names.

15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game "MASH"(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear.... need I say more?
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. (She's Truly Outrageous.)
21. You remember reading Tales of a fourth grade nothing and all The Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
34. You owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying, "I know you are, but what am I?"
36. You remember, "I've fallen and I can't get up"
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
42. You remember Popples.
43. Don't worry, be happy
44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do. getting yelled at by younger hip members of the family)
46. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
47. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
48. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
49 You remember watching Rainbow Bright and & My Little Pony Tales
50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don'teven flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB"
53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.
54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
55. You just sang those words to yourself.
56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
57. Homemade Levi shorts. (the shorter the better)
58. You remember when mullets were cool!
59. You had a mullet!
60. You still sing, "We are the World"
61. You tight rolled your jeans.
62. You owned a bannana clip.
63. You remember, "Where's the Beef?"
64. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
65 You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
66. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!

8 comments:

nate, christina, and connor said...

classic! i'm really cracking up b/c i just put a take off of "what you talkin' bout" on my blog! and i was really laughing when the list would say something like "you're singing it right now" b/c i actually was! those things are so fun.

Reads said...

Ok so that list just made my day. I ultitate favorite was the jelly shoes. I miss those days. I too have noticed the clothes are headed back to my childhood days. I know they say trends come back, but to really see it happen. . .
Thanks for that I need the laugh.

pamela s said...

Guess what? Long sweaters & leggings are back!! If only leg warmers would come too. :)
Christina - I knew I had seen that saying somewhere on the bogosphere recently.
Trisha, I loved Jelly shoes & was so disappointed when my foot grew too big for them.

Carrie said...

Very funny - Soo many are true and some brought back good memories. I forgot all about the game MASH. Thanks for the trip on memory lane.

Samantha said...

Oh that was too funny! I was laughing out loud. Here I am singing the Bon Jovi song and then I read the next line that says "your singing this right now".

I could remember all of those things!

Alicia said...

You give love a bad name . . . .

can you believe the leggings under short skirt fad that's in right now? I sure hope pinning jeans doesn't ever come back! And banana clips always gave me a headache.

pamela s said...

Alicia, Give me a break, I was 7 or 8. :)

Anne said...

Thanks for the laughs:) I can remember most of them and as I read the list, my childhood flashed before my eyes! Thanks so much... that was FUN!