Thursday, February 09, 2006

Trip down Memory Lane

I got this list in an email from my neighbour, and some of the things just cracked me up, so I thought I would share. Ive highlighted the things that I remember, but some of the things I just went "what the"!!!! Some of you that are a little younger might remember a few more. (I was 10yrs - 20yrs during the 8os!)
You know you grew up in the 1980's if ...
1. Cabbage patch kids were legitimate members of your family. ( I never owned one!)
2. You watched the Pound Puppies. (nope)
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel­Air" (never heard of it)
4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish. (how about under short baby doll dresses - eek!)
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby ­ Sitter's Club and you even started a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. (NO never really into dolls, but my best friend still has her original strawberry shortcake dolls!!!)
7. You know that "WHOA" comes from Joey on Blossom.
8. Two words: M.C. Hammer
9. You even watched "Fraggle Rock".
10. You had plastic streamers on your handlebars. of course!
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales". ("what the")
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 made your mum buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side. (dont be silly - I just tied the knot!)
16. You played the game "MATCH" (Mansion, Apartment, Toilet, Church,House) (?????????)
17. You walked like an Egyptian. (cool song, love the bangles)
18. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten.
19. You remember reading "Are you there God, it's me, Margaret" (the name rings a bell)
20. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF" (if only karate was that easy!)
21. You wanted to be a Goonie.
22. You even wore fluorescent clothing. (unfortunately I thought flouro socks were cool)
23. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off... (I hate to admit, I thought he was a real spunk when the thriller film clip came out - what was I thinking!!!)
24. You have even pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf. (and smurfs are making a come back, surely there will be more girls this time LOL)
25. You took Lunch Pails to school.
26. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
27. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
28. You remember Hypercolor t­shirts. (you wore them with flouro socks)
29. Barbie and the Rockers was your favourite band. (...NOT)
30. You thought Sheera and He­Man should hook up.
31. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged friendship bracelets. (do those snap apart friendship charms count ???)
32. You even owned a pair of Jelly­Shoes. (mmmm....probably wore them with the socks & T shirt!!!!!)
33. After you saw Pee­Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?" (no but Im geussing its the same as the whole whos on first, whats on second conversation)
34. You remember, "I've fallen and I can't get up"
35. You remember going to the skating rink before there were in­line skates. (and I even had the co-ordination to fall over and crack my head open on the ice)
36. You even got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide. (yeh but that was only a couple of years ago when my neighbour - not her kids, her - cracked a rib on ours!!! and yes we had been drinking)
37. You remember when the film clip to "Like A Prayer" was banned
38. You have even played with a Skip­It.
39. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
40. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
41. You remember Popples.
42. "Don't worry, be happy"
43. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
44. You wore socks scrunched down.
45. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
46. You remember boom boxes vs. cd players.
47. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies. (I even names my pet guinee pig Gizmo)
48. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
49. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tales"
50. You thought Doogie Howser was hot.
51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac! (who could forget Alf)
52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were famous. (didn't like them much though)
53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By the Bell", the ORIGINAL class. -
54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi ­ SHOT THRU THE HEART. (doesnt everyone?!?!)
55. You just sang those words to yourself (didn't everyone LOL)
56. You cut your t­shirts in half and wore it with your homemade Levi shorts...(the shorter the better)
57. You remember when mullets were cool! (mullets were NEVER cool)
58. You had a mullet!
59. You still sing, "We are the World"

..............and you remember wham, kimba the white lion, worzel gummage, HR puffinstuff, the leyland brothers on sunday nights, (sorry about the lack of capitals, Isaacs just woken and is in my other arm) bubblegum jeans, romes, desert boots & duffle coats, free night club entry, night clubs shutting at 2am, yelling the words to the songs 'you give me head' & "i never want to see your face again', bubble skirts and horrid coloured bridesmaids dresses, big hair & stretchy belts, sons & daughters, kylie & jasons wedding - and their wedding song, australia 2 winning the americas cup, Molly dying on ACP, one & two cent pieces, and paper $1, $2 notes, the cat sat on the mat & digger the dog readers. OK enough now, got a bit carried away with the memories there LOL but can't forget heavy blue eye shadow and coloured mascsara!!!

Hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane!!!!


kathie said...

Oh yeah. Sad, but true.
Hmmm... mullets... I remember when those little ratty tail things were cool on guys - a few strands of hair at the back left long, or plaited. My boyfriend in highschool had one and I thought it was so cool. I shudder when I still see guys with them now. Loved the reminiscing :)

Trish Reed said...

Great post, had a smile a couple of times as it brought back memories.

Janine Koczwra said...

Way to many flashbacks for me!! LOL! Shaking my head at myself as I type!

Donna WIlson said...

OMG!! that's too funny.. I have just found a photo with me wearing bright, bright blue mascara!!! lol... Did we really wear that??
Have just found your blog while 'surfing' and love it. xx