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The last week has been a flashback week for me – my friend is staying with me at the moment and we have been doing plenty of “do-you-remember?” alongside “OMG I HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF THAT IN AGES!”
Tonight’s blog is aimed more at the people of my generation, and it is a pictorial one, for the main.
Yes, being an 80’s baby means we missed the party – but we made up for it in music!
We had the most amazing toys and TV shows:
It was a time of “Psych!” and “In Yo Face!”
It wasn’t uncommon to walk around singing “And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air…”
“You’re in big trouble Mister!” and “You got it, Dude!” were definitely common sayings in my house!
The trashiest girl you had ever heard of was Kelly Bundy, and if your dad was chilling on the couch with his hands down his pants, he was doing an “Ed.”
I look at what the kids of today have that we didn’t… and then I honestly giggle!
We had the coolest toys – Troll Dolls were how you knew if you were cool or not – and the best shows – “Duck Tales, WOOO-OOOOO!”
You learned all the secrets to life off The Magic School Bus… and wished Ms. Frizzle was your real teacher.
Snap bands were all the rage, and if you kept your arm still for long enough you were bound to get one.
Totem Tennis was the Shiz-nit, And no shows had to come with “Don’t try this at home” because we weren’t that stupid.
My friends and I had Barbies that changed colour depending on the water temperature… and when they stopped changing colour you just coloured those bad-boys in!
It didn’t matter how far you strayed from home… as long as you didn’t leave the street… and when your mum hollered “DINNER!” you could hear her.
It was completely normal to play under the sprinkler… naked.
All little girls wanted to be Jasmine, or Ariel, or Cinderella; and when we tried to make the boys play the corresponding part, it was met with “Go Away! I’m a Transformer, Idiot!!!”
Tamagotchi’s were plain and simple – feed them. Clean them. Make your mother baby sit while you’re at school. They didn’t have infra-red. They didn’t have music. They had three buttons, and were boring after the first week… but that didn’t stop you saving your pocket money for six months to get one, because it was a totally worthwhile investment for that week!!!
“Rocko’s Modern Life” was heard being sung about the school yard – along with “There’s a party on the hill would you like to come…”
And it wasn’t always “catch a tiger by the toe.”
Stay Tuned for tomorrow nights installment – Clothes and Food!
What are your memories of the 80’s and 90’s?
What were your favorite toys/bands/clothes?
Make sure to drop me a line!