You Know You Grew Up In the 80's If...

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

2. You watched the Pound Puppies.

3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair " ...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. "WOAH " comes from Joey on Blossom.

8. Two words: Hammer Pants.

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. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

13. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

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 Pail Kids 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 hookup.

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

34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like #24, probably in neon colors, too)

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 family)

46. "Ink-a-bink-a-bottle-of-ink-cork-fell-out-and-you-stink!"

47. You remember boom boxes.

48. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.

49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!"

50. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little Pony Tales "

51. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.

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

54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By the Bell ", the ORIGINAL class.

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

56. You just sang those words to yourself.

57.You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.

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

61. You still sing "We are the World"

62. You tight rolled your jeans.

63. You owned a bannana clip.

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

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

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

67. You're still singing Shot Through the Heart in your head, aren't you?


  1. LOL!! So true...ah those were the care free days

  2. Yeah, I was guilty of about 60 of those. How sad, but good times!

  3. I could make a comment on each and every one of those! Ironically we're watching the original Ninja Turtles 3 right now. Brody is obsessed with it.

  4. LOL, Ok, All of those apply to me!!!! Thats nuts! except #40! I never had a party at Mcdonalds or had been to one. Everything else, even singing the silly song is right on! :) Awe.. we had lots of cool stuff to grow up in, I can't think of that many for kids today

  5. Kids today are way too "old", the movies, games and such they have today, even the kid ones just have no childlike innocence anymore. I'm sure I spelled something in there wrong... by the way, I not only had a Popple, but I had the Popples sleeping bag. I loved that thing!

  6. Man, I ROCKED at Skip-it! I was the Skip-it QUEEN! I'm so cool...

  7. I was always jealous of the people that owned Skip-its. I had to play with the neighbors.

    Does anyone remember that one ball thing with the rim around it that you'd stand on and and bounce?...It looked like Saturn. It just popped in my head but I can't remember what it was called.

    ...I was really bad at it.

  8. I remember!!! But I can't remember the name... my brothers had one.

  9. Pogo Ball!! I was terrible at those too, but I was pretty narly on the skip-it. That thing looked terrible when I was done with it!

  10. Pogo Ball? Really? That doesn't ring a bell...but what do I know...I never had one either way.

  11. I googled "80's balance ball toy" and came up with pogo ball... so I googled that and there's plenty of pictures! I didn't have one either, I stunk at it anyway

  12. I loved the pogo ball! It was like an extension of my legs. I bounced on it for hours. I have a picture of my bouncing on it while doing jump rope. I didn't do any cool tricks or anything...just bounced for hours

  13. I tried googling it too...but I must have put something funky in cuz I got nothin'.

    Chelcie, I want to see this picture...


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