October 6, 2005

You know you are a child of the 80's...

I got this email form Kristen a while back and Melissa mentioned how funny it was today so I just knew I had to share it here. I am so totaly a child of the 80's it is scary, I could relate to almost every single one of these!

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

Body: 1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word
yes, and you did that hand shake pull your hand back thing, whild you said it!

2. You watched the Pound Puppies.

3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair
" ...and can do the "Carlton".
Now this is the story all about how My life got flipped, turned
upside down...

4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt
stylishly sexy.
did that =)

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.
yum, they smelled so good =)

7. You know that "WOAH " comes from Joey on Blossom.
Yes, and what was her best friends name...six or something..what was up with that!!?

8. Two words: Hammer Pants.
uhuhuhuhuh you can't touch...this uhuhuhuhuh stop hammer time...

9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock ".
loved that show

10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars...
and "spokey-dokes" or playing cards on your spokes for
that incredible sound effect.
i *heart* streamers

11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck
Tales". (Woo ooh!)

12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a
Saturday to watch cartoons.
yes, and what the heck happened to that!?!

13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
I unfortunately have the photos to prove it =(

14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
" on the big screen... and still know the turtles

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.
hehe, I actually saw a lady with one of those on her shirt yesterday, I wonder if she know that it isn't 1980 anymore?

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)
ohh,loved her!!! Jem is my name, no one else is the same, JEM!!!

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

23. You wanted to be a Goonie.

24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...

25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like
before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
he he and to think I thought he was good looking at one time...ick...

26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only
female smurf.
yes I have, and I wrote a paper about it too

27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded
Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
She-Ra Lunch box
I still hae some Garbage pail kids, my favorite being Jenny Genious, with the grotesquely large brain sticking out of her head.

28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap
yes, and why were those ever banned!?!

29. You still get the urge to say "NOT " after every

30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
so cool =) well not so cool when people had wierd colored rings around the arm pit region, ick!!

31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
yes, and those cool feather head band things they wore were the bomb!!

32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man
should hookup.
Hello weren't they brother and sister or cousins or something...

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

34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like
..24, probably in neon colors, too)
yes, my favorite were clear. But by the end of the summer they were not a very pretty sight!!!

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.
yep, and the skates were brown with orange wheels =)

38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and
I had bruses for a week!!

39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
Yep yep. We even played the game to see who could stack the styrafoam boxes , tisk..tisk..tisk...

41. You've gone through this nodding your head in

42. You remember Popples.

43. "Don't worry, be happy"
"Heres a little song I wrote you might want to sing it note for note"

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights
with high top Reeboks.
oh yes, with my red high top reebok and red and siler sparkly shoe laces!!

45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still
do...getting yelled at by "younger hip" members of the

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

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 "
I had Rainbow Bright Sheets

51. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was

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

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.
Kelly, Zack, Lisa, Screech...must I go on..

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

56. You just sang those words to yourself.
I did

57.You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
ah yes, the good ol days of b-ball. For me it was more of the Bad Boys though!!

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

59. You remember when mullets were cool!
they were cool!??! Why!?!

60. You had a mullet!
He-he John did, I have picts to prove it =)

61. You still sing "We are the World"

62. You tight rolled your jeans.
I did :(

63. You owned a bannana clip.
the rainbow pack, in large and small sizes!!

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.
...the bigger the better baby!!

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

HOpe you had a good laugh, and a fun (well maybe not so fun) trip down memory lane!!
I know I sure did!!! :)


  1. It may all seem silly now, but back in the 80's all of this was cool...

    What did hapen to Saturday morning cartoons?

    P.S. I have picture of your side ponytail too!!!

  2. Jennifer - I so could leave a comment on every single one of those - I so was a child of the 80's but then again I was a child of the late 70's too

    thanks for the trip down memory lane - i left the TV on the other night and they play the Fresh Prince and the cosby show and all those shows we used to love to watch - I admit they were kind of hokey at times but they are still good!

  3. LOL! I love reading lists like this...really makes me feel like I was PART of an era...one that hopefully will never be replicated :p

  4. This had me smiling the whole time! The big hair was the best!


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