Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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Because I like to concider myself a child of the 80s...

You solved the Rubix cube by peeling off the stickers.
Hee hee...yes. We lost a white sticker doing that.

You watched the Pound Puppies.
They were the coolest

You can sing the rap to "the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. Chillin' out, maxing, relaxing...

You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish.
Yup. Those were so cool.

You yearned to be a member of the Baby-Sitters Club and tried to start a club of your own.
God, I loved those. I was always too young to start my own club, by my friends and I talked about how cool it would be.

You owned those little Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
I think my sister did. Or my cousin. Someone...and I was jealous.

You know what 'Whoa' means from Blossom.
Joey was such a hottie...with that hair!

Three words: M.C. Hammer.
You definitely can't touch that

You thought it would be great to have a friend named "Boner."
Back in the day when I didn't even understand it...but I remember laughing when he got it written on his diploma!

You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales."
I watched it every morning at 7:30

If you played The Chipmunks Christmas album all year long!
I didn't own it, but I loved when they played the songs on the radio.

The Crypt Keeper really freaked you out.
Yes, I wouldn't watch HBO at all because that show was on. Oh god, I soooo remember that. The old HBO logo flying through space, and it was purple. It was the coolest. *sigh* Childhood...

You remember reading Kool-Aid man comics.

You watched Fraggle Rock.
Dance your cares away, Worries for another day! Let the music play down in Fraggle Rock! Bum, bum bum...Down in Fraggle Rock! (My sister wants to get that ring on her cell phone. *laughs*)

You had plastic streamers on the handlebars of your bike.
Yep, they were purple

Your remember when getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons was worth your time.
Ah yes, the good old days when cartoons were quality, and they would play Schoolhouse Rock, and the Tootsie Rolls commercial from the 70s between the shows. *sings* Everything I think I see, Becomes a Tootsie Roll to me!!!!

You wore a ponytail to the side of your head.
Side tails were the greatest

You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen.
The live movie was too scary, but I owned the cartoons on video tape. I used to want to be April. Her and that yellow jumpsuit...*laughs*

You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
Totally! With the primitive little wagon that would "bounce" over rocks. I always died first. Usually of typhoid.

You made your Mom buy you one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
Yup, it was the shape of a heart.

You had a Kirk Cameron poster on your bedroom wall.
No, but I thought he was cute.

You played the game "Mash" with friends at school.
What are you talking about? I still do!!

You wore a Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it.
My sister had one, and I was soooo jealous. Damn Emily! She always had the coolest stuff!

I had a pair of those shoes. Very stylish. Ah yes, the lost art of high tops...

Your mother wouldn't let you have Garbage Pail Kids.
I was happy with my Cabbage Patch Kids, thank you.

You wanted to change your name to Jem in Kindergarten.
I actually wanted to be Ruby...but close.

You remember reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and all the Ramona books.
Yes! The one where she's late for school because her mom says to leave for the bus at a quarter after 8, so she goes at 8:25, not 8:15 and it's raining and she has to walk. I felt so bad for her...

You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."
Yes, yes.

You wanted to be a Goonie.
I still haven't seen that! My friends keep trying to force it on me, but I never have time.

You ever wore fluorescent, neon if you will, clothing.
Yes...I believe I had a pair of bright yellow shorts...god if THAT wasn't a fashion no-no...

You wanted to be on Star Search.
Yes!! I wanted to really really bad...*frowns* Like, REALLY bad.

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.
Yeah, and the video for Thriller scared the shit out of me.

You took Lunch pales to school.
I had a yellow plastic lunch box with...something...Care bears, maybe?

You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
Yes! (But more recently then back then. I was still too young to understand)

You remember the craze, and then banning, of slap bracelets.
Yes! Because they would cut people!

You still get the urge to use "NOT" at the end of every statement you make.
Yeah, right, sure....NOT! (Come on, you were just asking for it...)

You remember Hypercolor T-shirts.
Sort of...

Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
Yup. We had the chick with the red hair, and it was always so knotty, and her arms were too loose to pose.

You remember Punky Brewster.
I loved Punky Brewster. She was like a role model.

You loved Howard the duck.

You thought She-ra and He-Man should hook up.
I wanted to be She-ra.

You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged "friendship bracelets."
Yep. I did!

You ever owned a pair of Jelly Shoes.
No! Mommy wouldn't let me get them, but my cousins had them in pink, blue, purple and clear, and I was so jealous.

After you saw Peewee's Big Adventure, you couldn't stop saying "I know you are but what am I?"
My siblings always said it to me before I could use it on them, and it made me really mad.

You remember "I've fallen...and I can't get up!"
Yes...I still mock her to this day. (Was that really from the 80s? God, how time flies)

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
I had Barbie skates. Got them for Christmas in 3rd grade. I remember finding them in the Service Merchandise huge catalog thing, and putting them on my Christmas list and Santa brought them.

You ever got seriously injured on a slip and slide.
Ouch, those things hurt, and I always got really muddy, and slid over sticks and stuff. Ouch.

You know not to mix poprocks and soda.
Yes, and how cool was that!!

You have played with a 'skip-it.'
It was pink. I still have it. *grins*

You had or went to a birthday party at McDonald's.
A couple. There was a big on in Buffalo Grove that had an indoor play area (long before the playplaces that are everywhere), and it was so cool. My sister had a birthday party there. I remember the Cheeseburglar was the greatest.

If you've ever wanted to go to Degrassi High.
Why does that sound familiar?

You ever sat on or used one knee on a skateboard.
Yeah, I was too scared to stand up, but my brother has a skateboard and I used it when he wasn't home.

You learned oldies songs by watching Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Yes. I loved Simon...what a geek was I?

You had a Glow Worm or watched the cartoons.
I owned one.

You remember dancing along with the Bangles in "Walk Like An Egyptian."
I had it on a Pocket Rocker!! And if you know what a Pocket Rocker is, ten points for you!!

If you remember Heathcliff...
I watched it all the time. I didn't like the evil Heathcliff...god, why can't I remember his name?

You saw the California Raisins Christmas claymation special.
My cousin collects the Raisin figurings...and yes, I've seen it.

You've gone through this list occasionally saying "That wasn't from the 80's".
Ah! Yes...I already said a couple of those.

You remember Popples.
I had one...or stole Fayanne's...hmmm...

Do Doooo do do do do, dododododododooooo! Cocktail!!

You wore socks over tights with high-top Reeboks.
I'm sure I did.

You wore, like, 8 pairs of socks at once, and scrunched down.
maybe 2

With silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back...She asked her mother, mother, mother...for fifteen cents, cents, cents....To see the elephants, elephants, elephants...

You remember boom boxes instead of CD players.
I still sometimes call them boom boxes *smacks forehead*

You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.
Gizmo was cute, but the Gremlins scared me really bad.

You remember the Transformers.
I had some Transformer toys.

You knew what it meant to say: "Care bear stare!!" and you had a favorite.
Care Bear Countdown 5...4...3...2...1!

You remember Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tails.
I adored My Little Pony! I had so many figurines...they wouldn't all fit in a big popcorn tin (the Rubbermaid bins of the 80s...*sigh*)

You remember watching TV thinking Doogie Howser was hot!
He still is...Mmmm...Neil Patrick Harris....

You remember Alf, the little furry brown alien from Malmac.
It made me sad that he always tried to eat the cat.

You remember the large amounts of hairspray used.
In aerosol, no less!

You remember those very stylish headbands.
Yes indeed.

You remember Vicky the Robot.
Yeah, but I don't know why...what was that???

You remember Eve Garland from Out of this World and how she could stop time by pressing the tips of her index fingers together and talking to her dad through a glowing cube in her bedroom.
A little

You remember the beginning of New Kids on the Block.
I was never into them, but my cousins had the video, and I was forced to watch...several times...

You remember watching The Cosby Show.
Every Friday

You remember Mr. Belvadier.

You remember Michael J. Fox in Family Ties and Back to the Future.
He was always so cool, and suave.

You know all the words to the Big Red commercials.
Make it last a little longer, hold tight a little longer. Keep it fresh a little longer, longer with Big Red...No way was that from the 80s! I refuse to believe that....

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