Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You Know You Grew Up in the 80's If....

I received an email from Lora Castilla Robles titled "You Know You Grew Up in the 80's If...."

Here are just a few of the listed "criteria". Okay - I admit, I'm guilty of oh...let's see.....18 of the 19 listed (ouch)!

1. You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.
2. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
3. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
4. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
5. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off, his cheeks shifted, and his nationality became questionable.
6. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
7. You still get the urge to say 'NOT' after every sentence.
8. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
9. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
10. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
11. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
12. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were "all that".
13. You know all the words to Bon Jovi's - "SHOT THROUGH THE HEART".
14. You just sang those words to yourself.
15. You still sing 'We are the World'
16. You tight rolled or french-cuffed your jeans.
17. You owned a bannana clip.
18. You used to (and probably still do) say 'What you talkin' 'bout Willis?'
19. You're still singing "Shot Through the Heart" in your head, aren't you!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Julie P said...

The telling sign that I not only grew up in the 80's but maybe I am stuck there is the fact that I have no clue how to "blog." Not that I dont know how to right and comment, even rant .. but the general mechanics of the technology of blogging are beyond me .. I love that Mary and Lavonne are pushing this and I would like to help so I will do what I can by way of "comments" and hope that others chime in ..

I know that I grew up in the 80's b/c I still wear some form of chip clip in my hair from time to time and roller skate rather than inline skate at any opportunity. I use words like "spaz", "cool beans," "skood" (Phil ref), "awesome", "but ugly", "for sure", "gag me", and "totally" on a regular basis without giving it a thought (and my neices and nephews have picked some of it up too.) I listen to Tainted Love, Sledge Hammer, the Police/Synchronicity (even though I think LeaAnn Ermel owns Sting), Van Halen, Journey, Madonna,REO Speedwagon, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Roger, and Alabama on a regular basis on my Ipod as I run around townlake.

I still cut my t-shirts up, whether Flashdance style or otherwise, and/or I knot them at the bottom .. and my fav shows to mindlessly watch on the off chance I turn that box on still include the Cosby Show, Family Ties, Cheers, Diff Strokes, etc.

I still pause for movies such as "Against All Odds", "Flash Dance," "Risky Business", "The Big Chill", "Beverly Hills Cop", and "Top Gun" (and I still have a thing for that lunatic, Tom Cruise)

Still drinking Coors Lite, Pearl Lite (when I can find it) and frozen margs made from frozen limeade (not that I drank those bevgs in HS).

And I'm still trying to maintain some since of friendship with those I loved and admired back then .. the likes of Phil, Michele, Ann, Heather, Lisa and Laura who drift in and out over the years .. Good ol' times ..