10-02-2013   Leave a comment

How do you classify yourself?  Many people identify themselves as being a “Child of the 60’s” of a “Child of the 70’s” or whatever.  I’ve never actually figured out what I am. My childhood years were in the 50’s but I’ve always felt like a “Child of the 60’s” but also at times like a “Child of the 70’s”.  I guess I’m more than a little conflicted.  I enjoyed each of those decades to their fullest and each means as much to me as the others. That being said I can state emphatically that I’m not a child of the 80’s, 90’s, or God forbid the twenty-first century.  Those born and raised during those years have my sincerest sympathies.

I realize that many of the readers of this blog identify with those years but do they really.  Let’s take this short quiz to help answer at least one question, are you really a “Child of the 80’s” or not?

Take a look at this list. If you can identify with more than half of them, you are a child of the 80’s.

  • You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off".

  • You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer".

  • You were only cool if you hung out at the Roller Rink and actually knew how to skate.

  • You can sing the McDonald’s Big Mack Filet-o-Fish, quarter pounder, French Fry song while jump roping.

  • You wore 3-8 different colored socks in layers and thought that the more you could wear the cooler you were.

  • You know who Mr. T is.

  • You actually believed for a minute that K.I.T. (The night rider) actually was real.

  • You know who Fat Albert is.

  • You wore fluorescent, neon clothing.

  • You could break dance, or wish you could.

  • You wanted to be The Incredible Hulk for Halloween.

  • You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"

  • Partying "like it’s 1999" seemed SO far away.

  • You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.

  • You wanted to be on Star Search.

  • You can remember Michael Jackson when he was still black.

  • You remember the garbage pail kids, and owned some.

  • You knew what Willis was "talkin’ ’bout."

  • You HAD to have your MTV.

  • You always wondered why Tootie always wore those skates.

  • You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie.

  • You watched Purple Rain over and over again.

  • Your all time favorite movie was Footloose and you actually thought that Kevin Bacon was HOT in it!!!

  • You remember the episode of Good Times when Flo broke down after James’ funeral.

  • You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.

  • You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living on the moon.

  • You remember and/or owned any of the Care Bear Glass collection from Pizza Hut or any other stupid collection they came out with.

  • Poltergeist freaked you out.

  • You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunch box.

  • You have pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

  • You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.

  • You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.

  • You had a Swatch Watch with the Swatch Guard.

  • You thought UTFOs "Roxanne, Roxanne" song was the bomb!

  • You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

  • You had Wonder Woman or Superman underoos.

  • You know what a "Push Up" ice cream is.

Well, how did you make out.  Are you really a child of the 80’s or not?  If you really are then are you willing to admit it in front of your friends?  All interesting questions and none of them likely to be answered truthfully.  Stand up and be proud of your heritage, no matter how silly and stupid it is.  We’ve all had to do that at some point in our lives and it wasn’t easy for us either.

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