Thursday, March 19, 2009

Remember When.....

Ok So I am doing my field experience in First grade....By the way I love it! The first day I see this rather "homely" looking girl who for some reason thinks we are best friends... and I notice she is wearing LISA FRANK jeans....what the heck are those? Well on the back there was the Lisa Frank logo and maybe I am making this part up, can't remember, but I thought a little image of a dog or something or a rainbow maybe? Wow...a flood of memories came over me when I saw those jeans! Remember when trapper keepers were the thing to get and it had to be the Lisa Frank kind (for the girls) are some to jog your memory!

I thought this would be fun to add too...found this in an old email:
You Know You Grew Up In The 80's If....(my favorites are bolded!)
1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE".
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
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.
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.
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 doremember boom boxes. and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
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.
53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".
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)
59. You remember when mullets were cool!
60. You had a mullet!
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!

I have to add...Does anyone remember "Today's Special?" I loved that show! I was trying to remember the characters names- Jeff, Jody and muffy, if you were wondering, and this link popped up...check out the opening song....why I was the number one fan for this show when I was little I will never know!


The Fosters said...

Oh my gosh! I experienced/did all but 5 of the things you had listed! How funny is that!LOL!!!!

Ashley Rae said...

Oh. my. gosh. Seriously? Everything on there is spot on. I love it. I laughed, like, 40 times while reading that list. HAHA!! And yes, I LOVED Today's Special!! I watched it faithfully! He he. Thanks for posting this. Good laugh for the day :)

Janel said...

I totally watched Today's Special all the time!!!!

Taya said...

Wow, that totally ages me! Thanks for making me feel so darn old! Ha ha! How is school?

Rachel said...

I remember doing half these things in elementary-slap braclets were so cool! And I still love the Care Bears! :)

Nat said...

Oh, I totally remember Today's Special. It was my favorite- I used to call it the Jody show. Funny post about the 80's, love it!

sexychoco said...

That's so cute! I just wrote about my field experience this week too...haha..I love how you put she seems to think you are best friends! LOL hilarious! I totally remember Lisa Frank. How could you not?! :)

Ashley Hall said...

That was hilarious Kaija. I loved reading that. Are we seriously that old?!?