You’re an 80’s child if…

March 12, 2007 at 9:37 pm (Fun)

Someone sent this to my husband it was quite the flashback so I thought I’d post it for my friends to enjoy. Some of you (cough, Stacey) are probably too young 🙂

You’re an 80’s child if… (if applicable to me, I’ve bolded them)

You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members. (Don’t remember which one – saw them in concert.)
– You wanted to be on StarSearch.
– 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.
You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.
You wore french rolls on the bottom of your splatter painted jeans.
You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
– You owned a doll with ‘Xavier Roberts’ signed on it’s butt.
You knew what Willis was "talkin’ ’bout."
You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."
You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."
You can remember watching full house and saved by the bell for endless hours.
– You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
– You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."
– You hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."
– You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."

– You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool. (Was there an 80’s movie she WASN’T in?)
– You know what "Sike" means.

– You fell victim to 80’s fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants
– You wanted to be a Goonie ("Goonies never say die.")
– You’ve heard of Garbage Pail Kids.
– You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."

– You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played "Sam" to be.
– You ever wore flourescent -neon if you will clothing…(or nailpolish)
– You could breakdance, or wished you could.
– You know who Max Headroom is.
– You remember when ATARI2 was a state of the art video game system. (Remember Pong)
– You know all the words to "ice ice baby".
– You remember M.C hammer.

– You can still sing the rap to "fresh Prince of BelAir".
– You own any cassettes.
– You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living on the moon.
– You remember and/or own any of the CareBear Glass collection from Pizza Hut.
– Poltergeist freaked you out.
– You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.
– You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
– You wanted to communicate with some being named Cinergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits.
– You know what a Doozer is.
– You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
– You ever had a Swatch Watch.

– You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare.
– You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman).
– You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
– You had WonderWoman or Superman underoos.
– You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
– You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"
– You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
– You know what a "Whammee" is. ("No Whammy, no whammy, stop!!")
– Partying "like it’s 1999" seemed SO far away.

So how bout you – got any to add?



  1. Stacey said,

    Okay, remember I was a child in the 80’s so I do remember a lot of these things! There were really only a couple that I didn’t know. Hey, I used to love the biker shorts under the skirt… very fashionable 🙂

    I had plenty of banana clips and slap bracelets, too!

    It gave me a good laugh!!

  2. AuntieB said,

    This is just fantastic! I remember most of that! And somewhere in the midst of all the “stuff you brought with you when you got married and moved out”, is (I’m sure) a cassette of New Kids on the block (my dad got me a video for Christmas one year! GAH!), MC Hammer, and Vanilla Ice. (I know that’s bad. I think I’m going home to find them and send them to a museum! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!)

    Thanks for the flashback!

    BTW, I found you via “Blogging Basics 101”.

  3. Kelley said,

    Ooooh, that takes me back. I noticed that you didn’t bold the one about having a doll with Xavier Roberts’ name on the butt. Does that mean you never owned a Cabbage Patch doll?! You poor deprived child….

  4. Mark said,

    Just for the record, no biker shorts for me. I did have several pair of below the knee, multi-colored neon “Jams” shorts though. And some “short” OP shorts – those were stylin for guys in the 80s.

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