Monday, April 14, 2008

Top 10 Things I Loved About the 80s

I was a child of the 70s and lived those oh so formative teenage years in the 80s. I was recently asked by our church youth dept. to hand over a graduation picture of Beau and myself, which I will post tomorrow ... hold on to your hats! I'm just sayin' ... I thought I looked good back then, but I obviously hadn't looked at these in oh ... a few, maybe 10 years because now I want to say, "What were we thinking?" The hair ... the blush ... the dress .... I know you can't wait to see it. But it did get me thinking about those good ole' days and how times were a little simpler and we didn't blog, much less own a computer. No, I'm not talking about the 50s or 60s, people. I'm talking about the 80s! Some things I like to remember and some things I'd like to forget. So, here goes my top 10 things I loved about the 80s. I hope I can pick just 10. Tomorrow, I will also share the top 10 things I hated about the 80s, if I can think of any.

1. Big Hair (see pic tomorrow)
2. Fashion items I couldn't have lived without: acid-wash jeans (and they had to be ripped), armful of rubber bracelets, big hoop earrings. I think I wore bows in my hair part of the time too, which is totally weird to me.
Just to let you know, the following images are back in, although I do not wear them ... maybe ... OK, I would totally wear these earrings with the right outfit ... who cares how old I am.

3. What's a Wii compared to this?
Favorite Game: Ms. PacMan
4. Hair Bands ... (Don't judge me!), Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, Whitesnake, Warrant, but my favorite was Bon Jovi. I'll let you in on a secret: I still like them.
5. Other bands of the 80s - I liked all types of music, not just hair bands. I couldn't leave out some of my other favorites ... Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, The Bangles, Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Heart, The Cure, U2, Bryan Adams, Tears for Fears, Journey, and last, but not least ... remember this dreamy guy ..                 
I think if Rick Springfield came town, I'd have to go and see him with all the other thirty-forty-something-year-old women.
6. TV - Well, growing up my a favorite TV show was Charlie's Angels, but I think that was the 70s, so here are a few more I couldn't miss:
Miami Vice
The Dukes of Hazzard - Don't laugh! You know you wanted to be Daisy Duke.Sorry, Seavers (if you don't know who the Seavers are, you must not have lived in the 80s)! I must choose one.
  Family Ties7. Handheld games like Merlin, Simon, and who could forget the Rubik's Cube.
8. Roller Skating (Don't ask!) If you've done the hokey-pokey on skates or slow-skated with a boy, you know what I'm talking about.
9. McDLT - How genius was this!
10. 80s Movies ... the classics that defined who we were ... TOP 3 include: 
Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club,
and Footloose.
And just because "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," ... I would be remiss if I didn't mention 
Dirty Dancing.
Can I tell you how difficult this post was to narrow down? But, I did it! What about you? What did I miss? 

I've never done one of these auto-linkies before. I'd love to see some of your 80's favorites. So, in the words of Clint Eastwood, "Go ahead, make my day!"


Sarah said...

LOVE the 80's :) Can't wait to see your pic tomorrow!

Jill said...

I was born in 82, but my sister is six year older. And I would do whatever she did and wore whatever she'd wear.

Don't forget about JELLIES! And wearing 8 different colored tank tops!

Tracie said...

OK. I can't help but wonder if you forgot ALL ABOUT THE BELOVED KARATE KID????

I SOOOOO wanted him to be my boyfriend!!

pianomomsicle said...

i literally own those blue pinstripe earrings. i didn't know they were 80's! (i was born in 85). The 80's seemed to have more fun outfits than the 90's.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Jill & pianomomsicle,
You two are too cute! I am way jealous of the both of you , but you don't have to flaunt your beautiful young selves. Born in the 80s? Now, I really feel old.

Birdie/That Girl said...

ahh the memories
(p.s. I found you at Missy's - I think. I've already forgotten!)

Drama Mama said...

I am with ya Sista on all of it!
Rick S is coming to the south soon-I heard it on the radio!
I luv BON JOVI still too!

Carlie Faulk said...

This is great and so funny!!

You want me to help you do your blog?

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Um ... let me think about it ... YES! I actually have an idea of what I want to do, but am unsure how to do it. We need to get together some time and I can tell you about it. Looks like Teresa wants your help too. Talk to you soon!