Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings


Friday, September 22, 2006


  Back from the 80s




Well as many of you know I have had a fun filled summer. Working 12 to 13 hours a day, playing softball of two different teams, coaching my son's football team, trying to get all of my ducks in a row so we can buy a house and did I mention working 12 to 13 hours a day? Some times I just want to find this guy who is in the picture and take him up on his offer. Go back to my highschool days, back to the 80s! I think my wife sent me this email to determine if you are a person of the 80's. I remember most of these. So what are your favorites?

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.

2. You watched the Pound Puppies.

3. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton.

4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.

5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.

6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.

7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom

8. Two words: Hammer Pants

9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"

10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and spokey-dokes or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect

11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)

12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

14. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen. And still know the turtle’s names.

15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

17. You played the game "MASH"(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

19. L.A. Gear....need I say more?

20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. (She's Truly Outrageous.)

21. You remember reading Tales of a fourth grade nothing and all The Ramona books.

22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"

23. You wanted to be a Goonie.

24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)

25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.

28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.

29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.

30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.

31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.

32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.

33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.

35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"

36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"

37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.

39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.

41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.

42. You remember Popples.

43. Don't worry, be happy

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.

45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do..getting yelled at by younger hip members of the family)

46. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

47. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.

48. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"

49. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and & My Little Pony Tales

50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.

51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB"

53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.

54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

55. You just sang those words to yourself.

56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.

57. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)

58. You remember when mullets were cool!

59. You had a mullet!

60. You still sing "We are the World"

61. You tight rolled your jeans.

62. You owned a banana clip.

63. You remember "Where's the Beef?"

64. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"

65. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.

66. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!

67. You get it when some say's, "Who you gonna call?" and you respond with, "Ghost Busters!"

Some of these I don't get but my top ten are 8,12,22,29,37,54,55,56,58 and 59. Sike!

Ya'll have a great day.

Joe B

Back from the 80s

8 Comments:

At 7:36 AM, Blogger Joe said...

I'm not sure the guy in that picture is safe!

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger Juliet said...

Still singing shot through the heart and I totally identified with all of those.

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger Jimmy said...

Sorry, dude. Most of those were waaay before my time.
Jimmy

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

yep I'm an 80's girl. Thanks for the flash back.

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Hate to say it but I spend my high school days in the late sixties.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Smitty said...

Wow and to think I could relate to all of those! Amazing! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger *~Tey~* said...

I wish I could remember the 80's. Sure I was born in the 80's....but it's not like I remember too much at the age of 2 or 3. I recieved your postcard! Thanks heaps for that. Better late then Never...definately! It was a nice surprise

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger Paul Yates said...

Incredible list, Joe! Lately I have found myself thinking about the same things. I found some Billboard CD's at the library, each CD listing the top 10 songs of a particular year. I grabbed every one from 1982 to 1998! Then I took them to work and forced my coworkers to endure the blissful expression on my face! Groups like Bananarama, Duran Duran, Whitesnake, Starship (Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now--my fifth grade class sang that at our graduation--it got me mistyeyed!) I also learned that if I want to take a trip down memory lane, I'll have to go by myself, at work, at least.

 

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