Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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

My cousin Becky sent this as an e-mail...

You Know YouGrew Up In the 80's IF:

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE. (yes I did)

2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton (the rap, yes, the dance, no way)

3. You know that 'WOAH' comes from Joey on Blossom (I wasn't allowed to watch this)

4. If you ever watched 'Fraggle Rock' (Not allowed to watch)

5. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons. (Not allowed...)

6. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head. (of course I did!)

7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. (we had our first classroom when I was in 5th grade and that was the ONLY game we had)

8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side. (mine was from my cousin Kristen, and was a circle thing)

9. You played the game 'MASH'(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House) (daily!!!)

10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it. (stonewashed, yes, Jordache, no)
11. You know the profound meaning of ' WAX ON , WAX OFF' (#1 JUST watched that this week)

12. You wanted to be a Goonie. (Oh, I SO saw that...at a friend's house)

13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (sure did!)

14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off, his cheeks shifted and his nationality became questionable.

15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf. (I only got to watch that at my Aunt Beth's house)

16. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.

17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets. (we were so sad when they were banned)

18. You still get the urge to say 'NOT' after every sentence. (not going to admit anything)

19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets. (of course!)

21. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (I didn't, but I wanted some)

22. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying 'I know you are, but what am I?' (I saw this at my neighbor's house...it was so weird...why did people like him?)

23. You remember 'I've fallen and I can't get up' (right up there with clap on/clap off)

24. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. (YMCA anyone?)

25. You have ever played with a Skip-It. (I loved that and Chineese jump ropes)

26. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that. (I never did that, but saw lots of people on the beaches in Florida doing it)

27. You remember watching both Gremlins movies. (those movies are scary)

28. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot. (Doogie is on ER now)

29. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac. (again, not allowed to watch)

30. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool.. and don't even flinch when people refer to them as 'NKOTB' (Erin, this makes me think of you)

31. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on 'Saved By The Bell,' The ORIGINAL class. (I did watch this...)

32. You know all the words to Bon Jovi SHOT THROUGH THE HEART. (yep)

33. You just sang those words to yourself. (ha, I did and I bet you did too)

34. You still sing 'We are the World' (no)

35. You cuffed, tight rolled or french cuffed your jeans. And still debate on which is the right term! (yes I did...but not often because I attended a school where we wore all dresses/skirts)

36. You owned a bannana clip. (in many shades)

37. You remember 'Where's the Beef?'

38. You used to (and probably still do) say 'What you talkin' 'bout Willis?' (didn't watch that either)

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

40. your hair looked like this for at least 1 school picture!

This is not me...I was not that old in the 80's.
*My mom limited/filtered our TV time like I do for my kids. Many of these shows/movies I saw as a teenager as re-runs or at friend's house.


MELISSA said...

Haha I've seen this before and I laugh everytime because almost every one I can answer yes too! Brings back memories...

MamaBear said...

MOST of the comments you wrote after the statements were exactly what I would have said. :) I'll have to tuck this one away for a rainy day. I think it'll be fun for the kids to read someday.

Thanks for making me smile this morning! (and for your prayers)

Our meeting got postponed, but at least the house is clean. :)

suzannah said...

yes, yes, and yes. unfortunately, my fam didn't really censor my media so i know all the tv references. well, they did limit some but picked odd ones--any shows deemed to have weak father figures! growing pains, the simpsons, even home improvement:)