I started the 1980's as basically a toddler, and ended the decade in middle school. Those are some formative years, people.
It got me thinking about all the things I loved in the 80's, which of course led to me making a list. A list I will now share with you. I'm freaking out because I might have forgotten something, and this list is official. Like, "going on my permanent record" official.
Anyway, here's my list of things I particularly loved in the 80's. Some of them I still love to this day. Do they still sell Electric Youth perfume by Debbie ("Deborah") Gibson? Asking for a friend.
New Kids on the Block (DUH)
Saturday morning cartoons
music: Bon Jovi, Weird Al, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and when Kokomo came out, the Beach Boys
tv (esp TGIF)
Newhart (my parents watched it but I loved it)
Full House (still my greatest love)
Hands Across America
the Disney Channel (I was SO excited when my dad started subscribing to this cable channel!)
shopping at Kmart
in the late 80's, shopping at the mall (or more accurately, loitering at the mall)
Carebears (esp. the Carebear stare)
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Baby-Sitters Club
Teen Beat magazine
Top 10 video countdown Saturday mornings (I still remember my shock upon finding out that Rick Astley was [and still is] white)
The Cosby Show
Puberty (kidding, I hated that. It's the worst. Never mention it again.)
Recording songs off the radio
side pony tails
Punky Brewster (except the episode when Cherie got stuck in the old fridge)
We are the World
Fisher Price record players
Saving the people of Ethiopia, one penny at a time
Electric Youth perfume
New York Seltzer (why did it have to end!?)
You Can't Do That On Television
Book orders (gosh, why can't we still have those!?)
What are some things you loved in the 80's? And if you say something like, "not being born yet," or "I was just a baby," you're dead to me.