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Growing up in the 80's

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive November 2006: Growing up in the 80's
By Luvn29 on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 09:29 pm:

Not sure if this one has been posted here, but I remember every single one of these things, and it really helped me make a trip down memory lane!


You Know You Grew Up In the 80's if:

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.

2. You watched the Pound Puppies.

3. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.

5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.

6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.

7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom

8. Two words: Hammer Pants

9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"

10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and spokey-dokes or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect

11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)

12. 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..and still know the turtles names.

15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

17. You played the game "MASH"(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

19. L.A. Gear....need I say more?

20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. (She's Truly Outrageous.)

21. You remember reading Tales of a fourth grade nothing and all The Ramona books.

22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"

23. You wanted to be a Goonie.

24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)

25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

27. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.

28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.

29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.

30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.

31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.

32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.

33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.

35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"

36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"

37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.

39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.

41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.

42. You remember Popples.

43. Don't worry, be happy

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.

45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do..getting yelled at by younger hip members of the

46. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

47. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.

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/Samantha Micelli was hot.

51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB"

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 THROUGH THE HEART.

55. You just sang those words to yourself.

56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.

57. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)

58. You remember when mullets were cool!

59. You had a mullet!

60. You still sing "We are the World"

61. You tight rolled your jeans.

62. You owned a bannana clip.

63. You remember "Where's the Beef?"

64. You used to (and probably still do)
say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"

65 You had big hair and you knew how to use it.

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

By Kate on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 10:04 pm:

Gosh, I turned 10 in 1980 and I barely did any of these things!! Am I too old?

By Missbookworm on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 10:17 pm:

OMG! I remember so much of this :) I turned 6 in 1980.

My partner just sat through me remembering all this and laughing and nodding and saying OMG! I remember that.

By Crystal915 on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 10:20 pm:

Actually, most of that list is early to mid-nineties. I was born in 1982, and I remember most of those from my elementary school-middle school years. And yes, I'm still singing Shot Through The Heart in my head!!!

By Tink on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 10:59 pm:

I was born in '77 and I did all of these in elementary school, which would have ended in '89. I think the big crazes of the early 90's were grunge (Pearl Jam, U2, Stone Temple Pilots and flannel shirts and Doc Martens) and hip-hop (like TLC, Snoop Dogg, OPP and colored jeans, big ghetto hoops and "stuffed" sneakers) or at least that's how it was around here.

By Jtsmom on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 11:16 pm:

I remember all of this! I turned 7 in 1980. I loved the '80s!!

By Kaye on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 04:39 am:

I just think it is funny to see so much of it coming back!

And hot doogie has come out....what a world!

By Karen~admin on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 07:18 am:

ROFL Adena. Someone posted this a few years ago, and all I have to say is.......

54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

55. You just sang those words to yourself.


All my kids were 80's kids so I lived through all of that. And I *still* love 80's music!

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 07:34 am:

Kate, I was 20, in 1980, so none of this stuff was part of my childhood! LOL!

Although, even as a child of the 60's, my sisters and I played with skip-its.

By Brooke327 on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 07:46 am:

I love the 80's LOL. I remember alot of this tight rolled jeans LOL. Thanks for posting this it was a blast from the past.

By Bellajoe on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 09:04 am:

I think i have done all but 1 of these things.

I've seen this before, but it is always so much fun to take that trip down memory lane.

Do you watch "I love the 80's" on VH1 ? My dh and I just sit there and crack up!

By Luvn29 on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 06:27 pm:

I love that show! My dh and I laugh so hard watching that. One of the best shows that they had several months ago was the 100 top toys! It was a series of about five shows of the best toys of all time. We LOVED watching that, and had forgotten so many of them. The kids really enjoyed seeing what we had played with! It was so much fun!

By Reds9298 on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 08:20 pm:

Ditto Karen for #54 and #55. ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! DH and I both started singing the song immediately. LOL!!

By Hol on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 11:03 pm:

How do I make an attachment of it and email it to my DD? She was born in 1972 and would get a kick out of it.

By Imamommyx4 on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 12:26 am:

I went to Pharmacy school in 82 so most of this wasn't a part of my childhood. Some of the things on the list are pre-80's, too. Some of it I just remember because of the kids.

But one thing, NEVER did I have a mullet and I don't think I EVER thought a mullet looked good on anybody. LOL But Farrah Fawcet feathered wings..that's another story. ROFL

By Karen~admin on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 07:16 am:

ROFL Debbie! My oldest DS had a mullet in the 80's when he was in high school. I still have the school pic hanging on the wall. Everyone makes fun and laughs about his mullet when they see it.

I remember all of those things, and did/wore/said many of those things, having 2 kids born in the 70's and 2 kids born in the 80's. We got the *whole* experience. LOL

By Kaye on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 08:00 am:

Hol, don't make an attachment. Just open a new email, come to this page, high light the text, right click and click copy, and the paste into a new email.

By Conni on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 09:41 am:

I always love reading these. :)

I was born in '72... I was a teen in the 80's. I loved the 70's,80's and 90's. I miss many of the TV shows from those yrs.

Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Winger, etc... Oh my, I was sure to marry someone from those groups (and many other groups)... And remember when Michael Jackson was actually kind of cool and somewhat normal? And Madonna? Oh gosh I was a material girl fer sure...

I sooo had the hot's for a guy that wore parachute pants all the time.

Now I am enjoying the 2000's ;) er, whatever you call'em.

By Tonya on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 09:58 am:

You know what I have to laugh at is #15 was my favorite day of the week at school. I loved Oregon trail.

And you know ladies I can remember 95% of all of these. And they were all something I did or was into.

By Hol on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 11:46 am:

Thanks, Kaye. It will bring back a lot of memories for her.

Karen, my oldest DS had a mullet, too, and I too have the school picture hanging in my bedroom. He was thirteen (1989). LOL!

By Hol on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 11:54 am:

Remember "Mork from Ork"? My DD had a pair of rainbow suspenders like Mork and insisted on wearing them all the time. LOL!

By Bellajoe on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 12:37 pm:

Hol I had a Mork and Mindy shirt! Na noo Na noo LOL

#52 I SWORE i was going to Marry Joey McIntyre...i went to about 3 New Kids on the Block concerts and knew ever move to every song! LOL

and whatever happened to good Saturday morning cartoons?

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