Thursday, October 30, 2008

We were the 80's

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The 80's....ah, let me reminisce....Madonna....who didn't love her...what girl didn't dress like her!?! Jon Bon Jovi....what a hottie and still is!!! I want my MTV....and back then it was all about the music!

The best movies came out like Terms of Endearment, Top Gun, Back to the Future and my all time favorites......Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Urban Cowboy & Dirty Dancing!!

This is a photo of a photo....haha....John was 17, I was 15...it was 1986! I know it's fugly!!! John's hair was big too! This was a free 16x20 that we had taken at a hotel in Jacksonville. It cracks me up every time I look at it.

Arcades....that was the place to be. I always played Pac-Man! Atari...do you remember PONG & Space Invaders! Oh the simplicity in our sweet Atari.

The evolution of switching from tapes to CD's.

High school.....on prom night of 87' we conceived our 1st daughter. Ah, yeah high school was great!


Big hair...long hair....banana clips....blue eyeshadow....leg warmers....parachute pants...Guess jeans....Members Only jackets....Jelly shoes(geez, these killed my feet but I wore them anyway cause they were cool)Chuck Taylor Converse (I still wear these) Reebok high tops in all crazy colors....I had a pair of Teal ones!

No cell phones....No computers...

Life was great in the 80's!!!!!!!!!!

Another photo of a photo....and it was actually 1990....but hey, we still have our 80's hair.

30 comments:

Heather said...

Yay! Love your 80s post! I never had jellies because I never could find them in a size 10 (I had big feet by junior high, alas) but my sisters both had them and the thing I remember most about them is they made my sisters' feet STINK! Hee!

I totally forgot Dirty Dancing in my movie list for my 80s post - man, I must've watched that a thousand times in the 80s... Old age is clearly making me forgetful!

Cheers!

Julie said...

I am a child of the 80's!!! I am with you... and what a fun post to read!!!

I just commented on the previous post about how I got the book and already 250 pages in... THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I blogged about getting it today!

WheresMyAngels said...

Prom Night! Ohmygosh. I was laughing all thru your post. That first picture of your husband looks like a guy I dated once in the 80's!!

I still had the 80's hair in the 90's also!! lol

heathersister said...

After watching Dirty Dancing, I divorced my first husband! I knew out there I would find someone who loved me like Johnny love Baby!

I was a beast at Pac-Man!

Reading your post I felt like I was back in the 80's for a couple of minutes, that was great!

Salinda said...

I think I saw that prom dress at dillards recently...funny how things we loved-- and things we swore we'd never we'd never wear again--are back in style.

I forgot about Dirty Dancing. I'm a little younger than you and I wasn't "supposed" to watch it, but...

Becky said...

Remember Jelly bracelets? Had to have one of every color!

Betty said...

I love looking at those old photos! Good memories....
It sure cost more hairspray back then, than nowadays...

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Loved your post! I had the jellies to -- we were so cool!

Hugs

Sandy Toes said...

Love this post...It was a fun time!!! I just loaded some 80 songs on my ipod...so fun1
-sandy toes

Heather said...

Oh, I am so a child of the 80's!

I loved this walk down memory lane.

And now I really do feel old, 'cause half of my coworkers were BORN in the 80's and have no idea what you are talking about!

Rene said...

I love this post!! You are so brave to show off your crazy 80's hair!! I had the big girl-mullet and spent hours making it look just so. Loved my jellies too! I still had some 70's influences so I also had the crazy Candie's plastic slides. Too bad I didn't keep that stuff cuz it seems to be coming back.

Ronnica said...

Nice hair and dress!

Oh and jellies, I forgot about those. I always loved the spring when mom would let me pick out a new pair. What color to choose?

Lori said...

I don't even remember the 80's because I was pregnant that whole friggen decade! But it was fun to read YOUR take on the 80's and the pictures! :)

MamaPoRuski said...

I love the prom picture! I used to think the Breakfast Club had such deep and profound thoughts and captured the meaning of life...sigh

Tori said...

cuteeee
i have that last photo scanned on the computer somewhere!
love you momma!

The Boss Lady said...

Jellies? Oh Lord, how could I forget jellies?

I had the 80s hair well into the 90s...that's how I roll. :)

Susie said...

Got to love that 80's hair!!

Aubrey said...

Good times!
It must be something with bloggyland today. I can't stop laughing.

I love that you were brave enough to share your 80s hair with all of us. I'm a child of the 80s too and there is NO way I'm sharing with any of you. LOL

I loved Terms of Endearment, Breakfast Club and Dirty Dancing. Actually, I still do!

April said...

I miss the 80's in a big way...especially my big hair!! Too funny!! I really have a place in my heart for 80's disco music. My girls think I'm an old has-been, but who cares! Great times for certain!!

christie said...

Awesome...I forgot to mention the leg-warmers!
That 80's hair-do did roll-over into the early 90's didn't it?
By the way...I love your blog layout! So fun!

American in Norway said...

Soo fun! Those were the days! I would play if I wasn't up to my elbows in pumpkin YUCK!

Jennie said...

Love the bangs and the bubble dress, I had both... you are so right about the movies... they are the best, but you forgot one of the best..."Sixteen Candles".... I was so going to marry Jake Ryan....

Jamie said...

My brother and I were born in the 80's too....May of '86 and February of '84. Dirty Dancing made a lot of musicians pretty famous after it came out.

Tooj said...

Banana clips!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh. LOL Thanks for this....it was great.

Diamond said...

I am guilty of having pairs and pairs of jelly shoes :-)

(Don't forget "Ferris Bueller's Day Off")

Natalie said...

Your poof is spectacular!

I know that last pic is technically 1990 but it'd be hard to beat in an 80's bangs contest. Nice height, nice and even...no falling/flattening parts.

:)

Your girls are beautiful!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh I love the 80s! I gotta say I love the prom photo...classic!
Carrie

TattooedMinivanMom said...

LOVE the bangs!!!

topsytechie said...

We should have had a contest with this one...biggest 80's hair! But it would have definitely been a close race! I really enjoyed coming over and sharing your 80's memories!

Shan said...

love me some 80's too!

the member's only reference made me laugh out loud!

purple rain was my favorite movie in that era.... sadly enough, i still enjoy it!