You're lost between "Baby Boomer" and "Generation X" if....

  1. you're lost between "baby boomer" and "generation x"if...

    1. you remember when jordache jeans with a flat-handle comb in the back pocket was cool.

    2. any photograph of you shows you wearing an izod shirt with the collar turned up.

    3. you know any "weird al" yankovic songs by heart.

    4. you've ever rung someone's doorbell and said "landshark!"

    5. you were once bowled over by the technological excellence of such products as atari, intellivision, telstar and coleco.

    6. you remember the premier of mtv-or worse yet, you remember its predecessor, "friday night videos."

    7. you and your friends ever discussed having a reunion at the end of the century and playing prince's "1999" until you passed out partying.

    8. a predominant color in your childhood photos is plaid.

    9. you remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was alternative, and when "alternative comedy" was really funny.

    10. you took family trips before the invention of the minivan.

    11. (related to no. 10) you rode in the back of the station wagon
    facing the cars behind you.

    12. you've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the
    following phrases: "you know, back when...," "when i was your
    age...," or "when i was younger..."

    13. schoolhouse rock played a huge part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (a big hint here is if the only way you can recite the preamble to the constitution is by singing it.)

    14. you ever dressed to look like someone in a madonna, cyndi lauper or duran duran video.

    15. you remember your first kiss with someone having happened while either "leather and lace" or "crazy for you" was playing.

    16. you remember with pain the day the green machine hit the streets (or the sidewalks), instantly making your big wheel obsolete.

    17. the age-old question "where's the beef?" still makes you laugh.

    18. you remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly have more advanced special effects than "tron."

    19. you had a crush on ted the photographer on "loveboat," gage from "emergency," or ponch from "chips."

    20. your hair at some point in time in the '80s could only be described by saying "i was experimenting."

    21. you've ever shopped at benetton.

    22. you're starting to believe that having the kids in school
    year-round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.

    23. you're currently employed doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with your college major.

    24. u2 is too popular and mainstream for you now.

    25. you remember trying to guess which episode of "the brady bunch" it was by the first scene.

    26. you had a front-row seat (i.e., blew off one or more classes) for luke and laura's wedding on "gh."

    27. your parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since quincy got all the babes anyway.

    28. you know who shot j.r.

    29. you recall when love's baby soft was in every girl's christmas

    30. this rings a bell: "my name is charlie, and they work for me."

    31. you were unsure if diet coke would ever catch on.(related item: you were sure that "new coke" would never catch on.)

    32. you know all the words to the double-album set of the "grease" soundtrack.

    33. you've ever had a dorothy hamill haircut.

    34. you sat with your friends on any given friday night circa 1982 and dialed 867-5309 to see if jenny was actually there.

    35. "all skate, change directions" means something to you.

    36. you've ever owned a pair of rainbow suspenders like the ones mork used to wear.

    37. you bought a pair of vans and wanted to order a pizza in history class so you could be just like jeff spicoli. (related item: if you've ever smacked yourself in the head with a shoe and exclaimed, "i'm so wasted!"

    38. you owned a preppy handbook.

    39. you were too young to see "blue lagoon," so you just had to settle for the second-hand reports.

    40. you remember when movies were only pg and r.

    41. you learned to swim at about the same time "jaws" came out...and still carry the emotional scars to prove it.

    42. you remember when your cable tv box had a sliding selector
    switch...and your "cable remote" was connected to the tv by cord!

    43. your jaw would ache by the time you finished one of those
    brick-sized packages of bazooka.

    44. you remember bo and luke duke, daisy, boss hogg, or-worst of all --what sheriff roscoe's full name was.

    45. your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading vcr that was almost the size of a coffee table.

    46. you found nothing strange about bert and ernie living together.

    47. you remember having a rotary phone.

    48. you actually believed that mikey, famed kid on the life cereal
    commercials, died after eating pop rocks and drinking a coke.

    49. "members only" jackets...say no more.

    50. and lastly, i'll make a song stick in your head for the rest of the day: actually remember the words to the theme song of "the greatest american hero." ("believe it or not, i'm walkin' onair...i never thought i could feel so free-ee-ee...")

  2. 172 Comments

  3. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Well, I'm hopelessly lost!! And, by the way, Roscoe's full name is Roscoe P. Coletrain (sp?). LMAO And his dog's name was Flash!:roll
  4. by   deespoohbear
    #10 was definitely my family! My parents actually took us 3 kids to Florida one year in a Dodge colt!! I was 10, my sister was 6 and my brother was 18 months. This would have been about 1978. Talk about a trip!! I wouldn't even take my kids the five miles into town in a compact car, much less 600 miles one way. I still haven't figured out if my parents were just asking for punishment or if they were just plain crazy. I am going for the crazy theory.
  5. by   RNonsense
  6. by   caroladybelle
    If you wore earthshoes.

    If you owned 45 RPM records or own the little center adaptors

    If you saw Shaun Cassidy in concert.
  7. by   OzNurse69
    THANKS SO MUCH for #50.....

    " Look at what's happened to mee...eee,
    I can't believe it myself.
    Suddenly I'm up on top of the world,
    It should have been somebody else......

    Believe it or not.....ETC"

    Crap -- now I'll never be able to go to sleep!!
  8. by   AmyLiz
    ...I'm walkin on air...I never thought I could be so free-eee-eeee...
    Flyin away on a wing and a prayer...who could it beeee...believe it or's just meeeee!

    GREAT! Now I'll be singing that in my head all day!

    Those were great. I could relate to just about all of them. And yes...big crush on Johnny Gage from Emergency! "Get the jaws of life, John!" :chuckle

    My first record album... Shawn Cassidy. My second...Andy Gibb. Third...Leif Garrett. :imbar

    And yep...I owned a pair of white parachute pants like the guys from Duran Duran wore...along with a fedora hat & a ton of those little black rubber bracelets. Oh...and a colored shirt with a skinny gray leather tie (remember when ties on girls were the "thing" of the moment?)

    Gawd, this is awful! :imbar
  9. by   nurseandmom
    You couldn't get me away from the TV on Sunday nights at 7:00. The Hardy Boys!! I prefered Parker Stevenson myself.

    I actually went to the mall to see Leif Garret at an album signing but there were so many of us that they had to close down the mall due to fire regulations!!

    I thought it was Rodney Allen Ripey who died from the pop rocks?

    And if you know the words to the Brady Bunch song "Sunshine Day", I think I'll go for a walk outside now...
  10. by   nurseandmom
    So what is our Generation called anyway? The TV Generation?
  11. by   eltrip
    So much fun to remember. I remember reading the preppy handbook, but not owning one.

    Oooooh, remember "Candies" those high-heeled slides that were popular at the time? Talk about a safety hazard walking up (or down) the stairs in high school!
  12. by   eltrip
    Originally posted by nurseandmom
    So what is our Generation called anyway? The TV Generation?
    I thought that we were called the "baby-busters."
  13. by   colleen10
    "I think I'll go for a walk outside now, the sunshine is callin my name, I hear it now, I just can't stay inside all day, Gotta get get me some of those sunshine rays!. Everybody's smilin SUNSHINE Day!"

    "Gotta keep on, keep on, keep on dancin on through the night, Gotta keep on, keep on, keep on doin it righ-hhh-t!"

    "When it's time to change, then it's time to change..........."

    - Brady Bunch

    Edited to say it wasnt' the Brady Bunch singing, it was the "Silver Platters".
  14. by   nurseandmom
    The Brady Bunch silver platter episode was on TV land the day before yesterday. My daughter couldn't believe I knew all the words! LOL