Tuesday, July 28, 2009

You Know You Grew Up In the 80's If....





1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE".

2. You watched the Pound Puppies.

3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair " ...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 scented dolls. (they really did smell good)


7. "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 handle bars... 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. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

13. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

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". (LOVE this movie)

23. You wanted to be a Goonie. (Goodness another favorite movie!...)

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 only female smurf? Why was she the only female?

27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail Kids 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 hookup.

33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like #24, probably in neon colors, too)Gosh weren't these awaful, I got the worst blisters from them.

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. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK "

47. You remember boom boxes. and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

48. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.

49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!"

50. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little Pony Tales "

51. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.

52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".

54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By the Bell ", the ORIGINAL class.

55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

56. You just sang those words to yourself.

57.You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.

58. Homemade Levi shorts. (the shorter the better)

59. You remember when mullets were cool!

60. You had a mullet!

61. You still sing "We are the World"

62. You tight rolled your jeans or we called it pegged!

63. You owned a bannana clip. (you know I did in every color!)

64. You remember "Where's the Beef?"



65. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about Willis?"

66. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.

67. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head,aren't you!

I hope you enjoyed a trip down memory lane! Shot through the heart .......will be in your head all day now, so sorry!

18 comments:

Mary said...

OMG, I remember ALL of that, Kristen! I really wish they'd bring back the banana clip. I loved those. And we're not supposed to scrunch our socks? Oops. Thanks for this fun list!

Leonard Family said...

Thanks! I LOVED the trip down memory lane! I had many Strawberry Short Cake dolls, was NKOTB biggest fan, always thought & still do think Bon Jovi is HOT, still use the word NOT and much more! LOVE IT!!

Jen said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I also remember the show Video Hits and watching my first video (it was probably Thriller). I remember wearing at least 50 plastic bracelets on each wrist (You can thank Madonna for that rend), I also remember pinning the bottoms of my jeans so they were extra tight and putting little beads on safety pins and attaching them to the laces of our shoes (we were so cool!). I remember grabbing my tennis racket and rocking out to 'I Wear My Sunglasses At Night', I mean who didn't love Corey Hart?. And of course who could forget 'The Brat Pack'...Molly Ringwald(she was my hero), James Spader, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estavez, Demi Moore, and Jude Nelson (he was hot in The Breakfast Club).

I have to more words to sum up the 80's...Duran Duran!

Kati said...

I was born in the late 80's.. but I remember alot of those things. I even had NKOTB bday party when I was like 6.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

The Garbage Pail kids!!! I had, up till six years ago, a stack of em STILL! We had moved and I haven't found em since, there probably around here somewhere!

Pound puppies, still have one.

Oh my goodness this took me back.
Hammer pants, bwahahahahaha, I remember wanting a pair so badly and I had gotten them and kept getting tangled up in myself.

I just watched the breakfast club two days ago! And it was still awesome!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Hm...was it that obvious LOL cool post!

Trooper Thorn said...

That's a real "Back to the Future" list for me. I had to put down my Rubik's Cube to read the whole thing.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Kristen that certainly was a blast from the past. I admit not remember everything but I can relate to the vast majority of things on your list.

Reese said...

Thank you! Thank you!
My mom made me bring home all of my formals from high school, and I've been pondering an 80's prom party for my daughter' s birthday.
I'd forgotten so much.

GypsyFox said...

WWW! I love this post :) I miss the 80's..love strawberry shortcake :) so how do you like New Moon? xoxo

Yaya said...

Haha! Yup! I relate to all of these! And I do still say 'what you talkin' about Willis?" lol!

Bee and Rose said...

Holy Side Ponytail, Kristen! I remember every single one of those things! lol! I was in high school during that time..I hit the Preppy trend hard core! Pink & Green all the way, baby!

blueviolet said...

I remember almost every single thing on the list! Did you really remember all that or get it somewhere?

That was actually super fun to think about some of that again!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

LOL that is SO funny!!! I remember it ALL!!! My personal favorites are 15 and 30!!

My daughter wears her hair with a side ponytail sometimes (well not directly on the side but close enough LOL) and I look at her and think why does it look so cute on her but so stupid on me LOL!!!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I do remember almost everything on that list...I still say 'What you talkin' about, Willis?' and Princess Nagger looks at me like I'm nuts. But she's started the 'Psych!' mode.... ;)

mysteryhistorymom said...

The 80's were the BEST! So many good memories... The KArate Kid is still one of my absolute favorite movies- the Goonies, too! And Rob Lowe, be still my heart. He still looks amazing!

Don't give up on your moonflowers, Sweets. One year ours took FOREVER and then they bloomed like crazy!:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

The 80's were the BEST! So many good memories... The KArate Kid is still one of my absolute favorite movies- the Goonies, too! And Rob Lowe, be still my heart. He still looks amazing!

Don't give up on your moonflowers, Sweets. One year ours took FOREVER and then they bloomed like crazy!:) Lori

Mother Mayhem said...

I am a child of the 70's-80's. Thanks for the trip! ;o)