You learned to swim about the same time Jaws
came out and still carry the emotional scars to this day.
You could sing "99 Red Balloons" in
English and in German.
You're starting to believe that maybe having
the kids go to school year-round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.
You did the LeFreak with Chic.
"All-skate, change directions" means
something to you.
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 wore anything Izod, especially collar
"up," or the windbreakers that folded up into a pouch you could wear around your
You owned a Jordache anything, or you remember
when Jordache jeans were cool.
You even dressed to emulate a person you saw
in either a Duran Duran, Madonna, Rick Springfield, or Cyndi Lauper video.
You actually know who Rick Springfield is.
You rode in the back of the station wagon and
you faced the cars behind you in the "tail gunner" position.
Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you
actually learned the English language.
You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon.
You had a poster of Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke.
There was nothing to question about Bert n'
Ernie living together.
Knickers and leg warmers were cool.
You ever wanted to learn to play
"Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing Queen"
by yourself in your room.
You were afraid of the Sleestaks on Land of
The first time you ever kissed someone was at
a dance during "Crazy for You" by Madonna.
You ever used the phrase "kiss mah
grits" in conversation.
You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's
You know who shot J.R.
This rings a bell: "...and my name, is
Charlie. They work for me."
You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.
You sat with your friends on a Friday night
and dialed "867-5309" to see if Jenny would answer.
You owned a pair of Rainbow suspenders just
like Mork used to wear.
You remember when your cable TV box had the
three rows of numbers and you had to move the selector switch accordingly.
Two Words: Feathered hair
Your jaw would ache by the time you finished
those "brick-sized" packages of Bazooka gum.
The phrase "Where's the beef?" still
doubles you over with laughter.