You wore anything Izod, especially those windbreakers that folded up into a pouch you could wear around your waist.
You remember when Jordache jeans were cool.
In you fifth grade class picture, you’re wearing an Izod shirt with the collar up.
You know, by heart, the words to any “Weird Al” Yankovic song.
The Brady Bunch movie brought back cool memories.
You ever rang someone’s doorbell and said “Landshark”.
Three words: “Atari” “IntelliVision” and “Coleco”. Sound familiar? (or Pong)
You remember “Friday Night Videos” before the days of MTV.
A predominant color in your childhood photos is “plaid”.
While in high school, you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play 1999 by Prince over and over again.
You remember when music that was labeled “alternative” really was.
You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van.
You rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you.
You’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases: –“When I was younger…” –“When I was your age…” –“You know, back when…”
Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language.
You ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna or Cyndi Lauper video.
The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance came during “Crazy for You” by Madonna.
You remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old Big Wheel quite obsolete.
The phrase “Where’s the beef?” still doubles you over with laughter.
Honestly remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.
(girls) you thought Sean Cassidy was “dreamy”, drooled over “Ted, your ship’s photographer” on the Love Boat
You freaked out when you found that you now fall into the “26-50” age category on most questionaires.
Your hair, at some point in time in the 80’s, became something which can only be described by the phrase “I was experimenting”.
This timeline appropriately describes actual events in your life:
- Star Wars opens, you are still in single digit ages, and you think the creatures are WAY cool.
- “Empire Strikes Back” opens, you are now in early double digit ages, and you are convinced that the special effects are much better, the characters are cool, and you want one of every collectible out there.
- “Return of the Jedi” hits the theaters… you are now a teenager, and you cannot get your eyes off Princess Leia (guys) or Han Solo (girls).
You’ve ever shopped at a Banana Republic or Benetton, but not in the last five years.
You’re starting to believe (now that it wouldn’t affect YOU) that maybe having the kids go to school year-round wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all.
You’re doing absolutely nothing pertaining to your major.
You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon.
U2 is too “popular” are “mainstream” for you now.
You ever used the phrase “kiss mah grits” in coversation.
You remember trying to guess the episode of the Brady Bunch from the first scene.
You spent endless nights dreaming about being the Bionic Woman or Wonder Woman.
You remember “Hey, let’s be careful out there”.
You know who shot J.R.
This rings a bell: “…and my name, is Charlie. They work for me.”
You were unsure if Diet Coke would catch on, after all, there was Tab.
You know all the words to the double album set of Grease.
You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.
You sat with your friends on a Friday night and dialed “8-6-7-5-3-0-9” to see if Jenny would answer.
“All-skate, change directions” means something to you.
You owned a pair of Rainbow suspenders just like Mork used to wear.
You bought a pair of Vans and wanted to order a pizza in history class so you could be just like Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
You owned a Preppy Handbook.
You were too young to go see the Blue Lagoon so you just had to settle for second hand reports.
You remember when there was only “G, PG, and R”
You learned to swim about the same time Jaws came out and still carry the emotional scars to this day.
Wonder twin powers activate! Form of an iceberg, shape of a hammer!
You remember when your cable box had the three rows of numbers and you had to move the selector switch accordingly.