Eighties Kids (you know you're one!)

  1. You know you grew up in the 1980's when....

    You know what "sike" means.

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

    You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer".

    You can sing the McDonald's Big Mack, Filet-o-Fish,quarter pounder, French-fry song.
    You know who Mr. T is.

    You remember the Thundercats and Strawberry Shortcake.

    You ever wore fluorescent, neon clothing.

    You could breakdance, or wish you could.

    You wanted to be The Hulk or Barbie for Halloween.

    You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"

    Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

    You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.

    You have had at least one Cabbage patch kid doll.

    You knew that knowing is half the battle.

    You wanted to be on Star Search.

    You can remember Michael Jackson when he was black.

    You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.

    You remember the garbage pail kids, and owned some.

    You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie.

    You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.

    You owned cassettes.

    You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.

    You remember and/or owned any of the Care Bear Glass collection from Pizza Hut or the Muppets glasses from McDonalds.

    Poltergeist freaked you out.

    You knew who Ben Stein was before you could win his money, "Bueller?"

    You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ET, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Strawberry Shortcake, My little Pony or A-Team lunch box.

    You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

    You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.

    You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.

    You wore your Izod shirt with the collar up.

    You had a Swatch Watch with the Swatch Guard.

    You had so much hair spray in your hair that you could lift a whole
    section by pulling one strand.

    You remember when Happy Meals came in a box, not a paper bag.

    You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

    You had Wonder Woman or Superman underoos.

    You know what a "Push Up" ice cream is.

    You had to come in the house when the street lights came on.

    You had to change into *play* clothes after school.

    You owned, or knew somebody with a Commodore 64.

    You hated Scrappy Doo.

    You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

    You wish you had a light saber.

    Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1's "Big 80's"
    Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

    You have ever said, "Gag me with a spoon."

    You have ever wondered what happened to Saturday morning cartoons.

    You had to get up to change the channel.

    You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine on Sesame Street.

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  3. by   adrienurse
    Yeah baby.
  4. by   christianRN
    This brought back some stuff I had forgotten! Loved my leg-warmers, had a Commodore 64. They were radical, dude.
  5. by   Beach_RN
    Oh Yeah! That' s Right!.. I was an 80's Teenager!

    I loved the 80's!

  6. by   joyrochelle
    how rad! good job on the great memorabilia!
  7. by   sphinx
    hey, I still have leg warmers! bought 2 pairs online last year through a dancer supply store cuz my poor legs get so cold watching tv, but my little tootsies get so hot!

    and Atari, what a laugh! I remember first playing PONG, I thought it was the cat's ass! I told my kids that, and they were like, in shock!
  8. by   emily_mom
    PONG kicked a*s!! Doesn't this just bring back great memories? So many things I had forgotten about....
  9. by   emily_mom
    Does anyone remember the 1 to 12 Pinball thing? Is it the one that goes, "12345, 678910, 11, 12?" Sorry, my singing voice isn't that great....
  10. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Loved my leg warmers too. And my Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox was metal!! My kids couldn't believe it.....lmao.
  11. by   colleen10
    I totally had the Wonder Woman underoos! They rocked, wish I could still find a pair for adults.

    Did anyone have or know of someone that had "Star Wars" sheets for their bedroom?
  12. by   colleen10
    PS, I still have a metal "Charlies' Angels" lunch box that is close to excellent condition. My gramma has it and has been saving it for me because they are worth a lot of money now.
  13. by   emily_mom
    I didn't even know you could buy leg warmers anymore!!!!!! Ha! LMAO
  14. by   MelSky
    that's too cute! i love the 80's!! i was born in '82 and pretty much everything on this list applies to me. while we're on the subject of the 80's, i'd just like to say that cyndi lauper was my idol and she rocks!!!