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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I remember when

Mama at Mama's Losin It posts great writing prompts every Wednesday. One of the choices this week was I remember when...

In honor of the fact that my daughter, who was born in 1999, has 80s day at school on Friday, I thought I would remember 1988. I see that smile on your face. No doubt you are remembering your big hair and your stirrup pants. Believe it or not these are not the only things 1988 offered to us.

I'm sure your life is better for having seen Beetlejuice. I mean talk about classic. This picture alone could give me a nightmare.

Speaking of nightmares, did you know that in 1988, Friday the 13th part 7 came out. They made seven of these movies. I mean didn't they kill everyone off in the first three??

Also popular in 1988, Rain Man, which made everyone want to buy their boxer shorts at Kmart. Gotta go to Kmart! Kmart.

Playing on your radio was most likely the self-proclaimed King of Pop. In 1988, he looked more like Janet and less like a freak of nature. He often wore a red jacket and one glove and I distinctly remember some uber dorks at school trying to actually pull that off.

Also on the radio, but doubtfully on the same station, were Enya and Guns N Roses.

I'm pretty sure that Christmas my mother waited hours to get her hands on a Cabbage Patch Kid for my sister. There were mobs and fights and name calling. Everyone was in the spirit of Christmas.

The dolls are making a comeback and the company recently reissued some of those all time 80s favorites. Believe it or not, I think they are still wearing the same outfits.

My seven year old has one on her list and I'm prepared to throw out some good ol' fashioned name calling on black Friday when I attempt to garner one.

In the news, Prince Charles escaped from an avalanche in Switzerland. I mean how's that for an obscure factoid. I can sing you a Guns N Roses song (quite a few actually) and I know where my Cabbage Patch Doll is and what he is wearing, but I had no idea that Prince Charles escaped from an avalanche.

History could have been altered for sure that day.

Last but certainly not least, crack made it's first appearance in 1988 as did Prozac. This is most likely due to the fact that those lucky enough to have Internet access experienced the first major computer virus and were immediately sent into a deep spiraling depression when they realized it would days before they could blog again.

6 random thoughts:

MaryNSC said...

OOO I Loved Beetle Juice I bet I done watched it 100s of times..
I better not do it..LOLOLOL

Lacey said...

Oh my... in 1988... I was 5. And it may seem really, really silly that I'm saying this, but reading all the stuff I so vividly remember makes me feel old, haha. Go-go Cabage Patch Kids! Ooooh! And don't forget Glow Worms... and Popples! <3

kisatrtle said...

Lacey, you are killing me with I was five comment. I was... not five, let's just leave it at that. LOL I can't believe I forgot to give a shout out to the glowworm! Thanks for the reminder!

Michelle said...

I am 6 feet tall so I could never wear stir up pants. Oh, I would try them on, but the crotch would So sad for my 80's self!

Who knew crack came in during 1988??

Thanks for coming by and saying hi!

the Daily Scrapper said...

LOL I bought one of the 25th anniversary dolls for my sweet girl too. She will be so happy with Santa. She may be one but this girl loves her dolls. She will have one just like mom had.

Mama Kat said...

Prince Charles excaped from an avalanche!?! Thank heavens.

I've seen those cabbage patch kids in the mall and they are so not as cute as I remember them being...

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