Posted by: Shannon @ A Dash of Sparkle | May 30, 2007

The Awesome 80s

To follow-up on Kim’s awesome reminiscing of the 70s, I wanted to add a little something for my generation of 80s peeps:

  1. You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.
  2. You wanted to be on StarSearch.
  3. You ever uttered the word “Radical!”
  4. You wore jelly shoes and jelly bracelets
  5. You thought “Ghostbusters” was by far the coolest movie
  6. You remember watching shows like “Punky Brewster” , “Webster”, “You Can’t Do That On Television” , “Wild&Crazy Kids” and “Double Dare”
  7. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in “Thriller” at the end of the video.
  8. You wore a banana clip in your hair or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.
  9. You rolled up the bottoms of your splatter painted jeans.
  10. You wore loafers with everything, and you put the laces in those little rolls.
  11. You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
  12. You owned a doll with ‘Xavier Roberts’ signed on it’s butt.
  13. You knew what Willis was “talkin’ ’bout.”
  14. You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off.”
  15. You can name half of the members of the elite “Brat Pack.”
  16. You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours!
  17. You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
  18. You yearned to be a member of The Babysitters Club, and tried to start a club of your own.
  19. You sat on your back porch, playing with your “My Little Pony” , “Rainbow Brite” , and “Strawberry Shortcake” dolls
  20. You know that another name for a keyboard is a “Synthesizer.”
  21. You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future.”
  22. You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows your name.”
  23. You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool.
  24. You know what “sike” and “not!” mean
  25. You fell victim to 80’s fashion : big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, big hoop earrings, and possibly the worst:you wore spandex pants.
  26. You wanted to be a Goonie, or Elliot from E.T.
  27. You owned an extensive collection of Cabbage Patch Kids and trolls.
  28. You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”
  29. You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played “Sam” to be.
  30. You ever wore flourescent -neon if you will clothing….
  31. You could breakdance, or wished you could.
  32. You know who He-Man and She-Ra are.
  33. You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.
  34. You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.
  35. You remember MC hammer well.
  36. You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Belair”.
  37. You own any cassettes.
  38. You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living on the moon.
  39. You remember and/or own any of the CareBear Glass collection from PizzaHut.
  40. Pizza Hut was the coolest place to hang.
  41. Poltergeist freaked you out.
  42. You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an E.T. lunchbox.
  43. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
  44. You wanted to communicate with some being named Cinergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits.
  45. You totally LOVED Barbie’s cooler, punkier counterpart, “Jem” and her “Rockers”
  46. You wanted to have an alien like Alf living in your house.
  47. You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
  48. You wore tights under shorts and felt stylish.
  49. You layered your multi-colored slouch socks, and added suspenders to make your outfit complete.
  50. You ever had a Swatch Watch.
  51. You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare.
  52. You had a crush on one of the Coreys
  53. You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
  54. You had WonderWoman or Superman underwear.
  55. You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
  56. You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power”
  57. You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
  58. Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  59. You ever owned or wanted any of the NKOTB action figures or dolls.
  60. You remember when Deborah Gibson was “Debbie” Gibson.

If you can identify with at least half of his list then you, my friend, are a “Child of the 80’s.”

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