Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Lazy Blog.

I got this email from the lovely Leigh today. Just thought I'd share it with you and share my thoughts, which I have included in brackets.



1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE." (Nah, never done this... PSYCHE!!)

2. You watched the Pound Puppies. (Yeah, I really liked that show, and was pretty sad that I never had my own Pound Puppy. I think that the reason why I always feel like I need to "rescue" animals is because of this show!)

3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair" (Now, here's a little story, I'm about to tell...about how my life got turned upside down...)

4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish. (Heck YA!.. I think we should bring this back, not only to be stylish, but also, you could just run around and not worry about flashing!)

5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own. (Yeah, I read them all, and can remember all of their names! And, yes, I tried to start a club of my own, but when that didn't work, I still made a "Kid Kit".)

6. You owned those lil Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. (Only one!)

7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom ...................... (And, boy was he cute! Whoa!)

8. Two words: M.C. Hammer (uggh)

9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock." (What ever happened to that show? I remember having all the Fraggle toys from Mc D's too!)

10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars. (Pink and white ones on my Strawberry Shortcake bike.)

11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales." (Duck Tales, wooo ooh, something something... Duck Tales, woo ooh!)

12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons. (Are there still Saturday morning cartoons? My kid isn't old enough yet for me to know!)

13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head. (Yeah, and I even remember writing a story for school, and in it I talked about a girl who wore a ponytail on the side of her head, and who looked in the mirror and thought to herself "I look GOOD!")

14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen. (umm.. I think I waited until VHS, but in theory I COULD have...Wasn't Kasey soooo dreamy?!?)

15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. (I have no idea what you're talking about!)

16. You made your Mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side. (We just tied them into knots on our own...)

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

18. You wore Jordache Jean jacket and you were proud of it. (Mine was MEXX)

19. L.A. Gear... (Don't REMIND ME!)

20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. (I wasn't the only one?!?)

21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" and all the Ramona books. (Yup, and when I saw them in a used book store the other day, I wanted to scoop them all up. But I didn't. SOON THOUGH!)

22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF" (umm.. I honestly don't think I've watched Karate Kid!)

23. You wanted to be a Goonie. (no, but I wanted to KISS a Goonie!)

24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (I'll never forget my hot pink and black Skull Skate jacket!)

25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off... (Yeah, but the neighbour hood kids all told me he was a "fag", so I started to say that too, and I had no idea what it meant!)

26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf. (Floozy!)

27. You took Lunch Pails to school. (Yup! The one I remember most was orange with a picture of ALF on it.)

28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets. (Don't remember them being banned!)

29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence. (Yeah, right. NOT.)

30. You remember Hypercolor T-shirts. (I wanted one SOOO bad! My best guy friend had one and I would always run up to him and touch him and put hand prints all over it... hmmm... come to think of it.. maybe those shirts were kind of ... kinky!)

31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band. (They dressed so cool that they always made the scene!)

32. You thought Sheera and He-Man should hook up. (Kay, now that is JUST GROSS!!! THEY'RE TWINS FOR LOUISE'S SAKE!)

33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged friendship bracelets. (I don't know ANY of my childhood friends anymore..... how sad is that?)

34. You ever owned a pair of jelly shoes. (Yeah, but omgoodness, did they ever hurt my feet!)

35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know what you are, but what am I?" (I am NEVER letting my kids see that movie!!!)

36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up" (I still say it!)

37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. (Well, not really...in fact, I've only gone to roller skate in a rink once and that was four years ago, and I wore real skates, not inlines.)

38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide. (Injured?!?! Where were the parents?!?)

39. You have ever played with a Skip-It. (YEAH, AND THIS ONE TIME, I SKIPPED SO MUCH THAT THE COUNTER WENT BACK AROUND TO ZERO!!!)

40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonald's. ( A gazillion!)

41. You've gone through this list occasionally saying "Totally awesome" (mmm.. no, but "Rad" came into my mind a few times!)

42. You remember Popples. (I still have my "Popples Pyjama Party" book that I had as a kid. I read it to Cherry sometimes!)

43. "Don't worry, be happy" (OOOHH HOOO HOO HOO HOO HOO HOOOOO OOO OOO)

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks. (Two pairs for me, hot pink and neon yellow together were my favourite!)

45. You wore socks scrunched down. (I had a nice purple pair of scrunch socks.)

46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK" (You've lost me here.)

47. You remember boom boxes Vs. CD players. (Yeah.. but I was too young to have either!)

48. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies. (I can remember that I've seen them, but I can't actually remember them.. Armondo can though! And he called Cherry his "Little Mugwy" or something like that when she was newborn.)

49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!" (Cherry's whole room is decorated in Care Bears!)

50. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tales (yeah, and don't you think the "new" My Little Ponies look really weird?!?)

51. You thought Doogie Howser was hot. (CHA!)

52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac. (He was on my lunch box, how could I NOT remember him?)

53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool. (Step by Step ooohh baby...I SOO wanted Jordan!)

54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved Bythe Bell," the ORIGINAL class. (Oh for SURE!! I've probably seen every episode twice! I lost track when they were in college though...)

55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME. (I've only recently learned these words... There wasn't a lot of modern music in my house when I was between the ages of 6-15)

56. The only rapper you knew of was Vanilla Ice. (And I still love you Vanilla Rob!)


PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS WHO GREW UP IN THE 1980s! ROCK ON!!!

7 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

OK, now I am feeling old...thank you :)

Maidink said...

I'm feeling pretty dang old too. Sad part is most of the list pertains to the late 80's; hence, I remember all of it.

Early 80's:

~Walkman first introduced
~Beta vs. VHS
~Preppies
~Mr Microphone
~Designer jeans
~The Clapper (clap on *clap* *clap* ...)
~Rubik's Cube
~Video arcades
~Pong
~Atari game system
~Insanely high prices for gold
~Reaganomics
~Prince Charles and Lady Di

I remember this crap, too.

If you'll excuse me, I have to go grab my walker and take me some Geritol.

Rlyn said...

I love it!! I remember almost all of that, and I was born in '83. But those were the DAYS! Haha! Some of that stuff really should make a strong comeback.

CeCe said...

Mr. Fab~No problem! Don't forget that I graduated in 1999!!!

Maidink~Hee hee.. I only know half of your list!... ok.. maybe just THE CLAPPER!!

Ryln~Most of it HAS, have you been to a toy store lately?!?

debambam said...

It would be quicker for me to tell you which ones DON'T apply to me! These are great lists..remind you of so many things you would have forgotten about..

Belinda said...

I'm older than you by a good bit, but even *I* know that it's actually:

"Now here's a little story all about how my life got *flip* turned upside down, so let's take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air."

How sad is THAT? Always did love Will Smith. Even back when he was "The Fresh Prince" to DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Belinda said...

Oh, you must search out Oregon Trail immediately. Hysterical and addictive early, EARLY PC game in which you travel in a covered wagon across the country and just try to make it to the ocean. You buy supplies, name your party, pack your wagon, and head off. Along the way you choose routes, decide how long to travel at a time and how fast, stop and hunt occasionally, ford streams, etc. Members of your party can fall ill and die depending upon your actions. You would get messages on screen like, "Clem has a fever. Do you want to rest?" Well, heck no, you can't rest--you have to get through the pass before the snows come! So you press on, and then before you know it, "Clem has died of dysentary" and you've lost a member of your party (and lots of points)!

It really was fun. My dad and I used to stay up ridiculously late playing this thing. You could meet other travelers or people in towns you went through and trade with them or with friendly natives for supplies...it was a HOOT.

And I had a t-shirt that I considered the HEIGHT of hilarity. It pictured a horse lying on its back, saying, "I've fallen, and I can't giddyup!"

*snort*