Monday, June 2, 2008
Turning Back the Clock Tuesday
Since someone has a birthday later this week (I won't mention any names) I thought it would be fun to reminisce about growing up in the 70s and 80s. These are the things that I remember... - Commodore 64 computer, dot matrix printers, big floppy disks, Betamax and VHS, boom boxes, Oregon Trail, flash cubes, Xeroxed paper really was "hot" off the press - Atari, Pacman, Frogger, Mario Brothers, Rubiks cube, Speak n Spell, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Smurfs, ET, Mr. T, Sit n Spin, Simon, Schwinn 10 speed bikes, true Saturday morning cartoons - Cosby Show, Family Ties, M*A*S*H, Little House on the Prairie, Hee Haw, Muppets, Lawrence Welk (w/grandma), Silver Spoons, Scooby Doo, Dukes of Hazard, Nickelodeon's You Can't Do that on Television, Double Dare, Dance Party USA, Punky Brewster, ALF, Happy Days - Wheel of Fortune (when they actually bought stuff with their winnings) - Big Mac Attack (2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun), Full Meal Deal (DQ) coins, Mr. Donut - Madonna, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Thriller, Back Street Boys, New Kids on the Block, Menudo, Aerosmith, Bangles, Bon Jovi, U2, LL Cool J, ZZ Top, Band Aid & Live Aid, "We are the world" - Friendship pins, Moonwalk, break dancing, "Walk like an Egyptian" and soc hops (in jr high/high school) - Big hair, big (red) glasses, jelly shoes/bracelets, pegged pants, stone washed denim, denim mini shirts, stirrup pants, "jams," slim/husky jeans, sweat bands, pulling your sweats up to your knees, turning your collar up, leg warmers, banana clips, crimped hair, mullets, having a tail, mohawks, wearing a comb in your back pocket to "feather" your hair - Nike, Reebok, Keds, Tretorn, hi top tennis shoes, pump up shoes, and pumps - Lee, Wrangler, Calvin Klein, Benetton and Guess jeans - Photos of missing children on milk cartons - Chalk boards (cleaning the erasers & washing the board), themed metal lunchboxes - Full-service gas stations, choosing between leaded or unleaded gas, no air conditioning in the car (or in our house), riding in our station wagon - Penny candy, pretzel rods in a canister at the convenience store, candy cigarettes, Bonkers candy, glass bottles of pop, paper bags were the only option in the grocery stores and someone bagged and took your groceries out to the car - Steelers superbowls, when the Pirates were good - "Gag me with a spoon" "Where's the beef?" "Don't have a cow man" "Cool beans" Now, it's your turn... ...Be careful, cause "The rhythm is gonna get you"