Friday, March 25, 2005

Child of 80's

I pinched this list from Holly and coincidentally enough Rediscovering Holly

The ones in italics I can attest to being true:

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 Bel-Air". (though I admit that Nick at Nite has helped with this)

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 "WHOA " 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...Who didn't?

11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales".

12. When 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.

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 MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House.)

18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

19. L.A. Gear...they went with the jacket, of course!

20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten.

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. because it was the cool thing to do, and it's coming back into fashion, you wait!

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

28. You remember 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 ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. Still can fit in them, too!

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. (ps I sucked)

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". The song that won't leave your brain, sort of like "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I've got love in my tummy. See how long it takes for you to get THAT out of your head?

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks. (no but I always thought the chicks that did were hot)

45. You wore socks scrunched down. Still do.

46. "Miss Mary MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK" With silver buttons buttons buttons, all down her back back back.

47. You remember boom boxes.

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. (of course she still is!)

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

53. You remember New Kids on the Block.

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 Bon Jovi sang after...SHOT THROUGH THE HEART....

56. You just sang the whole song to yourself just now.

57. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.

58. Homemade Levi shorts.

59. You remember when mullets were cool!

60. You had a mullet!

61. You can still sing "We are the World".

62. You tight rolled your jeans.

63. You owned a bannana clip.

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 "You Give Love A Bad Name in your head. (well I am now)

68. You so wanted that secret passage in Webster's house.

69. You'd watch the after school specials at 4:00. (Now on DVD, FYI!)

70. Girls - you so wanted to be Baby and would dance around the house after watching Dirty Dancing. I still do sometimes!!! I just LOVE that movie! Guys - admit've seen the movie more than once, too.


Annie said...

Can't forget the small Jordache hobo purses with the string for a strap, Pong, ribbon and bead barrettes, Choose Life T-shirts, "No more yanky my wanky--the Donger need food!", Trapper Keepers, scratch and sniff stickers (and the albums!), collecting Smurf figures... suddenly I don't want to be an adult anymore...

Matthew said...

I've seen this list before, and don't consider it to be one of the better "Child of the '80s" lists because both Blossom and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air didn't air until the 1990s.

It'd be the same as if someone wrote a "Child of the '70s" list, and mingled amongst the Wonder Woman, Grease and Star Wars toys references, there was also one that read, "You know all the lyrics to the Greatest American Hero theme," when in fact that show didn't air until the '80s.

Miss Margo said...

Soo much goodness here:
For the record, I had a Smurfette Lunchbox...and She-Ra dolls. I really wish I could still watch both Ducktails (woo-hoo) and Fraggle Rock today. Frankly Popples kick ass..and Pee-Wee's playhouse really should be put back on awesome that it came on After the Smurfs...

A.To said...

now this is a story all about how my life got twist turned upside down and i'd like to take a minute just sit right there...

Yeah. It's a shame. I'm really more of a child of the 90s, but I can identify with wayyy too many of those.

My dad had a mullet.