Thursday, October 18, 2007

The '80s

In honor of my (gulp) 20th high school reunion coming up, let's walk down memory lane:

You Know You Grew Up in the 80's If...
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "psyche."
You yearned to be a member of the Babysitters Club and tried to start a club of your own.
You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
You know that "woah" comes from Joey on "Blossom."
Two words: Hammer Pants.
You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and "spokey-dokes" or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect.
When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
You played the game "M*A*S*H." (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)
You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off."
You wanted to be a Goonie.
You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us... head-to-toe)
You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying, "I know you are, but what am I?"
You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
You remember boom boxes. and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
You still sing "We are the World"


Julie said...

Hooray for the 80's. I graduated 1987.

Katie said...

i may have been young but i recognized at least 90% of that..
anyone else have fluro clothing WITH fluro puff paint on it?? and a fluro scrunchie in your one sideways ponytail? HAHAHA!

Happy reunion :)

Heather said...

Oh yeah baby! That is me to the tee! But do you remember H.R. Puff -N- stuff? Or the Bug a loo's? Or picture pages? Or The Dukes of Hazzard and Little House on the Prarie shows that weren't re-runs? jumping on the bed to Blondie? Jelly shoes? Disco Duck? "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful". Oh man, I'm getting old.
Have fun at your reunion. I'm at my 15 year mark. Yikes!! xoxo ~ Heather

Every minute counts.... said...

Wow, that is a walk down memory lane! Thanks for the smiles today!!


Nicole said...

That was a lot of fun! I love the 80's.

Laura said...

Thanks for that, it was fun going down memory lane!

Michelle said...

what a great walk down memory lane LOL I'm not too far behind you as I have 4 yrs until my 20th, but I sure do remember these things from the 80s!

Lisa R said...

my friends kids have dress like the 80's day on thursday and want to come to my house to borrow clothes...LOL